On Tuesday little M had a full behavioral hearing evaluation.
She loved every bit of it, and has been trying to stick random things in her ears, and in mine, ever since. They were not expecting to learn so much during this one visit, but little M enjoyed herself, and every little thing that went into her ears, so much, that we were able to get a lot of information.
We found out that little M’s hearing loss is, thankfully, not permanent!
We found out that little M has at least one good ear, based on pulses on her head which measure bone something or other, and her response to those pulses.
We were not able to find out how little M’s ear drums are working, but the hope is that once she has tubes in her ears, all the pressure will be relieved and her drums will work the way they are supposed to. Right now they don’t show movement or read the way they are supposed to, because there is so much fluid putting pressure on them.
It appears that ALL of little M’s hearing issues are because of fluid, and according to the audiologist, that fluid has most likely been there all of little M’s life. Poor thing, no wonder she didn’t come to us with more than four chinese words! Little M’s little ear is perfectly normal on the inside, and the makeup and bone structure seems to be the same as her big ear.
We are looking forward to little M getting her tubes in May, and hoping that this will clear up her hearing issues. Most of all, I am thrilled for little M. She hasn’t been able to hear properly her whole life, and I can’t wait for her to see what she has been missing. I am sad for all that she has missed out on. Our girl loves music, and I can’t wait till she can really HEAR it! I am looking forward to her hearing her world. Only one more month…