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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Elizabeth's Audiogram

We got all the information we needed from Elizabeth's ear-specific audiogram this week. Unfortunately, it revealed she has mild hearing loss in her right ear and significant hearing loss in her left ear. The next step will be to get her fitted for hearing aides..hopefully before this baby arrives! The test itself was more stressful for her and the audiologist was concerned that if she responded so adversely to the headphone in her ear, she probably wouldn't be excited about big bulky hearing aides, even if they are pink and have sparkles on them. (yes, that's possible) :) The bottom line is, we're so thankful that her hearing loss is treatable and seemingly "fixable", but we're really disappointed that she'll have to endure yet another round of tests, and have to learn how to deal with another "thing" that's uncomfortable for her.

The most difficult part of the appointment was when Elizabeth said, "God needs to heal my ears!" I told her we were going to keep asking Him to heal them. I'm so thankful for her childlike faith and pray that her heart, like ours, would continue to be protected when God's ways are not our ways.

1 comment:

monkeyDluffy said...

Your explanation was nice and simple. Audiograms are super complex. Too many people think of them in linear terms but hearing is multi-dimensional.

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