hi, just wanted to reassure people. A lot of people have asked me about failed tests because I teach deaf children. And I thought I'd let you all know an interesting fact too, to remove worry for new mums! Approximately one third of babies will fail the test first time in at least one ear! They will pass a few days later with no problem. This is usually because there is a bit of fluid or congestion in the babies ears. This is VERY common. Or as my LO failed in one ear because (i think!) I accidentally flooded that ear the night before during his bath!!! (bad mommy!!!!). he passed a week later no problems. Just wanted to reassure new moms as I think it can be very stressful for people to wait that week for the retest. Why they don't test a week later to start with I don't know!!!!!