It’s clear that she has grown, since her ear mold was getting loose in her ear, and creating feedback anytime something came near it. It was loud enough that we could hear it, and we knew it had to be aggravating little M. When we told her she was getting a new ear mold, she clapped her hands and cheered, and said “that will be better, because it will fit right, and I will hear better!”
We also got her hearing tested. This needs to be done annually, just to keep an eye on where her hearing is at, and to make sure it isn’t getting any worse. Her hearing is holding steady, like we expected it to, and of course she rocked the testingâ€¦two hours of it! They were able to do some more intense testing, since she was so cooperative, and were able to determine that there are two causes for her hearing loss. Of course the loss in her small ear is from a missing bone, and small canal, but in her large ear, the loss is not only from the scarring on her ear drum, but also from some nerve damage. We don’t know what caused it, only that the nerves are affected.
Little M was excited to pick out the color of her new mold, and when the audiologist said she could pick several colors and have them swirled, she chose green, blue, and pinkâ€¦ this is not what I would have expected, but she is happy with her choice (so I am too!).
So confident, proud, and happyâ€¦I hope she never loses that!