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Skyler finally got his hearing aids today! I have been anxiously waiting for today because I knew he would be so much happier (and mamma too) when he was able to hear better. He was excited for today too because he said he would have super sonic hearing powers now. During the appointment our audiologist spent an hour teaching us how to take care of them and how to use them. These little guys cost me ALOT of money so even when we went home I went over with him how to take care of them properly.
For the most part Skyler did really well watching and listening to her explain everything about his new accessories
When she first put them in his ear he wasnt a fan. He cried saying that it hurt him. I dont think it actually hurt I just think that it felt weird having something in his ear.
Once the molds were in she had to measure the tube to fit the actual hearing aid. As you can see he wasnt a fan of this part either. If I saw scissors coming directly toward my face I would be a little scared too though.
After they were put together I was able to practice putting them in his ear. Its harder than it looks because it feels like Im jamming that thing right down his ear canal. Every time I put them in though it gets easier and easier.
This is right after we turned them on for the first time. It was neat to be able to see his sweet face when he could actually hear things again.
I whispered something to him behind his back, something he wouldnt have heard before, but he did and we were all so excited about it. He was too!
On the way home he kept saying "I heard that" to things we were saying that he would have said "huh?" to without the hearing aids. It was so cute because you could tell by the little look on his face that he was happy and so proud of himself
After the hospital we went to Liberty Park to feed the ducks. Skyler loves feeding ducks and we have never gone here before to do it so it was really fun for him.
Those silly ducks and geese went right up to us. This is something Sky loved but freaked me out. I have a thing about birds coming toward me with that hungry I want to eat you look on their faces.
He is rockin those hearing aids!
Im so grateful for these hearing aids and the help they give Skyler. He did such a good job picking the colors and out and he looks awesome with them on! Its so weird because I thought it would take me a little while to get used to seeing him with them on, but even before we left the hospital it was like he has always had them. He got used to them fast too. On the ride home he said he couldnt feel that they were in there anymore. He is also excited to decorate them with stickers she gave us specially for hearing aids. He can chose different ones everyday if he wants or just leave them how they are. We will go back in two weeks for a follow up appointment to see how they are working out for him and to see if they need to make any adjustments. The hearing aid is like a little computer that they program to Skylers hearing. If there are things he still cant hear then they will adjust it then. They will probably do another hearing test in the booth as well.
Today was a good day.