Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Update on Ellies hearing
A few weeks ago I posted about another hearing test that Ellie had done, to check her hearingafter the grommits were inserted. The ABR still showed that Ellie had a mild -moderatehearing loss. For over 1 year now Ellie has been using a bone conductor hearing aid. This is inserted into a head band.
Yes... I see more of a response when she wears this, but.... its not the easiest thing to use. As it is in a head band on her head, if she rolls or moves, it can come move around the wrong way or come off....
Today we had an appointment with Australian Hearing and the paediatric audiologist asked what I thought of the bone conductor hearing aid, and how often Ellie wore it. To be honest, she wears it for about 1-2 hours a day. Which I dont think is enough, but as I said if she is rolling around on the floor it doesnt work properly.
The audiologist suggested that we get some small hearing aids fitted for Ellie. She suggested the Phonak Nios Micro III . These sit behind Ellies ears. They are quite small, and are fitted to Ellies ears, so they should stay in alot better than the bone conductor one. We also get to choose what colour we want. (of course we have chosen pale pink)
I am excited about this, as Ellie does respond more with the hearing aid on, and this is only going to help her in the long run if she can wear hearing aids for a larger part of the day.
So today they took a earmould impression, and we go back on the 21 June for Ellie to be fitted. They will also follow up with 2 hearing tests middle and end of July, & then probably look at seeing Ellie every 2-3 months to assess her hearing, the hearind aids, and ensure they are working in the correct manner.
Posted by Melissa Young at 3:19 PM