She has had hours of hearing tests, and yesterday she had molds made of her ears. Our girl is getting hearing aids! Well, hearing aid.
It seems that even though medical science has come very, very far, it still has not found a good way to fit a kid who has microtia with a hearing aid.
So there will be one hearing aid, for now. We will take what we can get, and we will will be happy. I am so hopeful that this will be what our girl needs to help her to hear us, and the world around her.
The hearing aid will come in about four weeks, and then little M will have it fitted to her ear.
There were quite a lot of color options, and little M chose purple.
I am excited, the husband is excited, and little M has no clue what is happening…it’s hard to explain hearing aids to a child who can’t hear.
Hopefully, she will adjust to this quickly…it will feel very lopsided at first.
We did find out that little M’s hearing loss is very extensive. She needs to be aided badly, and will always need hearing aids. Her audiology team is impressed but confused as to why she has been able to develop speech at all. She tests as almost completely deaf in her little ear, and not much better in her big ear. Poor girl. She just amazes me. What a big surprise she is in for!