We were going to meet with a specialist with Cochlear two weeks ago to help map Norah's CI processor, but the person we were going to meet had H1N1 in their house so it got canceled. So me and Norah kept plugging along with listening practice at home and on this Wednesday we went into the booth at Children’s hospital knowing Norah was hearing better.
She did great, her hearing test went 60-50-40-50-60, with voice recognition at 35 DB . Considering a whisper is 30 DB that's pretty good, and she has never heard that well before and has never had voice recognition lower then 50 DB. So we are on the right track! We are going to meet with the specialist from Cochlear this Friday to help with a map to try to get her more sound and I am looking forward to what they have to say. Norah’s couple of words she now has are starting to take shape bye bye now sounds just like bye bye. That still is the only word she knows well and uses regularly. We are working on producing sounds with our mouth right now then we will turn those sounds into words that have meaning, same way we did bye bye. We are constantly adding new words to our signing and it is getting easier to sign, although I still find myself stuck when a word comes up that I don’t yet know, it gets better every week.