|bone conductive hearing aid|
his audiologist is not convinced that he needs the bone conductive hearing aid. his developmentalist and speech therapist think that if it helps him at all, then it's worth it. i agree with them. however, i am not sure how/when i will know if it is helping him! i asked his audiologist this morning if he will give him the "booth" test to try and see if there is any improvement. he said we can try that in a couple of weeks, once wyatt gets more used to it. i THINK that he is responding to whispers on that side of his head, but i'm not sure. he's probably only worn it about 6 hours total since we received it about a week ago. let's just say that he does not just leave it alone and go about his merry way! he's done better with it than i thought, but it's a struggle.
it does not look like i thought it would look; we were expecting the "baha" type that is worn on a stretchy "sweatband" type thing that wraps around his forehead. this one is on thin metal strips that are like a headband over the top of his head, with the aid and receiver sitting behind his ears. it does not look awfully comfortable; it has to fit rather snugly. maybe he's getting in some good OT every time he "whips" it off his head! every time i fit it back on him, i smile sweetly and say "thank you Jesus that Wyatt can hear!" trying to convince him that this is a good thing!
|happy as can be!|
i'm anxious to see if there is any difference in his hearing test. i wish that we could test him tomorrow....but i feel like i'm "bugging" our audiologist! it would be nice to know if it's working! last night the (very young) waitress at ihop asked us about it; specialists have recommended that her 3 year old, who has cerebral palsy, get an implant for mild hearing loss. i'm glad that i was able to talk with her about it, from the little bit of experience and multitude of research i've done! i love how God works through our life experiences to minister to and help others......