Thursday, September 11, 2008

Vision in pink



As promised, here's Hopes fancy new hearing aids, the Oticon Vigo BTE. They're sleek, they're pink and they help her hear. We couldn't ask for much more.

She was fitted for molds this week, the tailor-made rubbery things that form to her ears. They should come in a few weeks. Until then, we have standard molds, which are pretty good, but sometimes emit static because they're not a perfect fit.

We haven't tested her hearing in months, but suspect it's improving. The last time we did, she had a mild-moderate conductive hearing loss. That means that her inner-ear is fundamentally sound, but something is blocking sound from getting to it -- most likely her tiny ear canals. That's fairly common among CdLS kids. Many outgrow it. Our fingers are crossed that Hope will as well.

I'm home with Hopesy today, doing the Mr. Mom thing for the second Thursday in three weeks while Mo works. I dig it. It's a nice change of pace: hanging out, going for walks, playing with my girl while Mo makes the moolah. I could get used to this.


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7 comments:

Pam said...

Very stylish! Great news on getting them! Miss you guys, tell Hope "Sniff, Sniff" from me. xoxoxoxoxo

Misty said...

LOL! she is definately pretty in pink!

we are having a lot of issues with mason's ears! too much fluid...tube surgery is tentatively scheduled for oct. 6th. we will see..... he cannot wear them much though. uugghh! if it's not one thing...

but i LOVE those hearing aids!!

maureen! thank you for the info about your work out regimen! i have been looking into ALL of it.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I didn't know they were going to be *shiny* pink! They look great! And are they tiny, because they look on her ear to be much smaller than the loaner ones we have. We have the custom earmolds. Did you pick a color? We got blue. I mean to post a picture of them sometime.

Anonymous said...

What a cute "girly" colour they are! What make are they

Anonymous said...

it's the the Oticon Vigo BTE.

we like 'em.

joel

Sandi said...

Thanks for posting the photos! Hope is definitely stylin' :-) She is a vision in pink!

Tony Gonzalez said...

This won't stack up to Baby Noir, but you may find this short documentary interesting.