Thursday, June 12, 2008

Good News, Bad News

Well, we took Emma in for another fitting on her hearing aids.

They couldn't do all the testing the first time because she had too much wax in her ear (and of course this will continue to be a problem as the hearing aids push the wax back into her ear - who knew?)

So, we took her to the doctor who did a very thorough job (just ask Emma) cleaning her ears out. She did not enjoy this!

Anyway, prior to making the adjustments to her hearing aids, they did a hearing test. So here's the bad news. She has lost even more hearing!!! Just since we did the original test in December. So, they are going to do hearing tests more frequently now to determine if she is still losing sounds.

The good news is that her hearing aids work great and she is hearing a lot better. The other good news is that her slight case of OCD is finally paying off because the doctor feels very strongly that Emma is very reliable and consistent during testing, so they have very accurate measurements.

So, all in all, it's mostly okay and we are dealing with it.

Also, the school agreed to have the county hearing specialist meet with Emma's teaches to discuss her hearing loss and strategies for helping her cope.

Baby steps!


Melanie said...

I'm glad the schools are starting to work with you. And thank goodness the hearing aids came when they did, hopefully the loss will slow down!

Andrea said...

Great job at being your child's advocate!

Jolinda said...

Hang in there, Mom! Keeping in close contact with the school is key to knowing how best to take care of her needs. You're doing great!

Kimber said...

Sounds like you're moving in the right direction!

Amberlyn said...

You keep moving forward and being that voice and advocate for Emma!!! You are doing a great job and it's paying off!!!

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