Friday Isaac got his ears molded for hearing aides. He was a good sport and didn't squirm as much as I thought he would when the audiologist squirted funny stuff into his ears. Of course Lynn and I sang several songs to him, including his all time fav's like "twinkle twinkle little star" and "head and shoulders, knees and toes." I have to be totally honest, I have had mixed feelings about these hearing aides. There are a few things I've had to consider, aside from the fact that he will have another exciting piece of plastic to play with.
Since Isaac is non-verbal and will most likely use sign language, my dilemma has been how well the hearing aides will improve his current language development. Another thing I've considered is when Isaac was 4 months old he passed his NICU hearing exam as well as another exam when he was around 6 months old. He didn't start showing possible hearing loss on the tests until he was almost a year old. The audiologist said they are not clear as to if the loss could be from built up of fluid, wax, etc. in the ears, in which the ENT removed tons of blockage in July. Another concern is that Isaac is extremely sensitive to sudden high pitched noises. In fact certain loud toys will throw him over the edge. It's funny when I have to tell my daughter "no squeaking around your brother." So I'm not so sure how well he will tolerate the aides.
So, that being said, we are going try them out.
What do we have to lose? Right?
Isaac finally got a stander of his very own on Thursday in blue! I will be sure to post pics in my next post.
I have a yucky head cold this weekend so I've been bathing myself in hand sanitizer and hoping that Isaac doesn't get it!