Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Allison's Mapping 5-10-10

Allison had another mapping for her CI on Monday.
I picked her up from school and while she was taking off her FM boot, I was able to talk with her SLP. She shared that Allison will do therapy with just her right CI for 20-30 min at a time. This is such an improvement from when she was first implanted, she hated having just her right one on and fought us tooth and nail to do any therapy with just that one. I was thrilled and told Allison so.
On to Children's for her mapping. After sharing the news with her audiologist, we went to the soundbooth.
We were able to get 30-45dB's across the board, once again this is an improvement over the last test. In the mapping room, Allison showed improved consistency in her responses in the right ear. I truly think she heard in the soundbooth, but was hesitant to respond, she kept looking back at me to see if she really heard what she thought she heard. I so wanted to tell her "yes, you heard that beep", but I also didn't want to sway the test results.
Her audiologist showed me the new Nucleus 5, pretty cool! After talking with Bill, we decided to wait until both processors are out of warranty before going to our insurance company which will be next year. Hopefully, they will have the rechargeable batteries for the Nucleus 5 by then.

On another note, it looks like Allison will have to have her tonsils out this summer. We have an appointment with an ENT on June 7th. I know, what a way to spend the summer, but I would rather get it done and not have her miss 2 weeks of school in the fall. She is not a happy camper.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

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all my best wishes,