Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Goodbye Decibels.....We'll Miss You

Today when I picked Trey up from school, I ran into his Audiologist (who we LOVE). She mentioned that she had just finished adjusting Trey's hearing aid, and unfortunately it appears that his hearing in his aided ear, has taken another hit. But (and this is the *real* bummer), only in the higher frequencies. His 250 and 500 have actually improved a bit. So, he still doesn't qualify for a second implant, but his hearing is really pretty horrible. Kim (Audi.) was able to crank it up, and managed to get rid of the feedback (thank goodness- it was really squealing when I first put it on him). I just hope if he continues to tank in the higher frequencies that his low and mid-range frequencies adjust downward as well. I had a sneaking suspicion this was the case as he just didn't seem to be hearing well while playing in the water this weekend (without equipment on). But who needs a few decibals when they have a cool red sports car-LOL!

3 comments:

Courtney said...

I'm sorry you and Trey have to go through this. It always seems like the neatest things happen after periods of waiting. I think you're all in for something amazing on the other side of this.
And, thank you so much for your support and encouragement on my blog. It means the world to me. I added you as a link, I hope that's ok. I love your blog and I know that my friends and loved ones will, too. :)
Take care, and thank you, again.
Courtney

leahlefler said...

Its such a bummer to lose those decibels! I hope he stays stable for as long as possible (and if he does drop, then he drops enough for that ear to be a CI candidate).

Love his sports car, by the way! I can't show Matthew or else he'll want one (and so will DH)!

Loudest Mom said...

Thank you! You're so right- it just helps to get a reminder every now and again :) Yes, I don't mind at all (about the link), and would love to add a link on my site as well (but only if you don't mind).

Thanks Courtney