Sunday, January 24, 2010
We noticed a week or so ago he began acting differently. For a few days, he decreased his usually loud vocalizations and stopped banging with his hammer. We thought he might be hearing the sounds he was making for the first time.
Then miracles happened: he dropped to the ground and turned when we slammed the lid to his toy box. Ben's first startle to sound with his 'new ear'!
Today, Ben turned to his name while he was playing. Super exciting!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
January 2009- Twelve hours old
At one year Ben:
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Dr. Don turned on Ben's sound today. He created four programs for Ben's processor. The first is the quietest and the fourth is the loudest. The audiologists want Ben to slowly get used to sound and not be startled.
In Don's office we tried the first two programs without much of a response. We know, according to Don's computer, sound was going into the electrode.
Once we got home we tried all the programs. We vacuumed, yelled and banged a hammer. Still nothing. The sounds may not be loud enough for Ben to have a big reaction (we don't want that reaction to be tears). Ben needs practice learning what the sound coming in means. We have to teach him how to listen. This is where the Auditory Therapy will come in.
On Friday, Don will turn the sound up once more. Once again we'll have four programs to try out. Maybe then we will have a head turn. I can't wait to stop yelling at my baby.