We are getting somewhere with Allison's newly implanted ear. After 15 months, Allison is finally hearing and understanding the sounds around her. It was so frustrating at times, she was just not hearing like she did with the other ear. There were times when I questioned if we should have even implanted the ear. It was hard to hear her say "I can't hear" while wearing just the one.
On Monday, Allison had a mapping done and it was wonderful to see her respond not only to the peeps of the machine, but also to the voices of the audiologists. Maybe it will be worth it after all.
This morning while doing her therapy with the one CI alone, she was actually able to answer my questions.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Last night we got the greatest endorsement for a CI a parent could get. An adult at our church carried on a conversation with Allison and did not find out until I told her that Allison was deaf and wore a CI. We started talking about having to go to the audiologist on Monday, she wanted to know what the appointment was for, I shared with her that Allison was deaf, but heard with a CI. Her comment to me was"she is deaf, wow that is amazing, she speaks so clearly. I would have never guessed that she was deaf."
Once again, I say"Yay for Cochlear Implants".