Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ear Molds, And Hearing Things...

It's been time to get little M a new ear mold for her hearing aid for a little while now…

It's clear that she has grown, since her ear mold was getting loose in her ear, and creating feedback anytime something came near it. It was loud enough that we could hear it, and we knew it had to be aggravating little M. When we told her she was getting a new ear mold, she clapped her hands and cheered, and said "that will be better, because it will fit right, and I will hear better!"

We also got her hearing tested. This needs to be done annually, just to keep an eye on where her hearing is at, and to make sure it isn't getting any worse. Her hearing is holding steady, like we expected it to, and of course she rocked the testing…two hours of it! They were able to do some more intense testing, since she was so cooperative, and were able to determine that there are two causes for her hearing loss. Of course the loss in her small ear is from a missing bone, and small canal, but in her large ear, the loss is not only from the scarring on her ear drum, but also from some nerve damage. We don't know what caused it, only that the nerves are affected.


Little M was excited to pick out the color of her new mold, and when the audiologist said she could pick several colors and have them swirled, she chose green, blue, and pink… this is not what I would have expected, but she is happy with her choice (so I am too!).



She rocks it, don't you think?



So confident, proud, and happy…I hope she never loses that!








2 comments:

Renate said...

She ROCKS it for sure.



Kathleen w said...

She is so precious, Joanna. And so blessed to have you for her mama. I hope this comes across in the way it is intended. Baby M's hearing issues is the thing that has kept us from being worried or frightened at all in light of Addison's issues. We see how amazing she is doing and we know that he will do amazing, too. I am not grateful that M had to go through so much, but I am glad that He has given her and you to us as mentors in this journey.

Love,

Kat