Monday, May 12, 2008

Activation Day

Allison's 2nd implant was activated today. She did really well, but got tired of not hearing out of the 1st one. Her audiologist was able to get her to 70 dc in the booth before she had enough and wanted to put her other "ear" on. They will slowly turn it up, so hopefully she will hear just as well out of the right side as she does the left. Our next appointment is May 19th.
She will need to spend time during the day with just the right side on to train her brain and ear to hear and interrupt the sounds. This will be an adjustment for her because of only using 1 side for the past 3 years. We know it will take some time, but the rewards are so great.
Thank you for your prayers for Allison as she adjusts to this new phase in her life.

1 comment:

Drew's Mom said...

Awesome news! She'll do great - she is one determined (and smart!) little girl.