Well Norah had her first hearing test today since her CI activation. It was not the best in the world. Her additude today had more to do with the results than the sound level in the testing booth. She started off the day at speech therapy and did not want to listen there and was just blowing the therapist off. Then we went to the hearing test and she was not interested in listening or paying attention. So we just stopped the test because there was no sense in continuing.
What little she did respond to was at the 50-60 db level. The audiologist told us that, that is typically what she would expect one week after activation. They left Norah's CI settings where they currently are for this week. However because we had seen Norah hear so many more over the week and when doing her listening practice at home she can hear much lower /softer sounds than 50-60 db. She has heard more sound than she has ever heard and keeps telling us to listen when she hears something. Her speech and signing therapist is on vacation next week so she will just have another hearing test and CI mapping with her audiologist on Wedensday. Hopefully she will be more cooperative and we can get a more accurate picture of what she is hearing. Then we can start working od distinguishing different sounds like "aahhhh" is different than "oohhhh" because right now they probably sound the same to her. So if you see us out and I am making strange noises to Norah there is a method to this madness. With hearing, you need to crawl before you can walk, and walk before you can run. The same with speech.
Oh and this is what happens when you are trying not to pop your daughters $12.00 whale kiddy pool with the weedeater so you go into the gravel more then you should, just so you know the kiddy pool is safe the $200.00 picture window, not so much.
Our little future architech and her block set.