Monday, January 12, 2009

Hearing Test

I don't think we could have asked for any better results of Rachel's hearing test! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!

First of all, this was the BEST audiologist we've ever had. I'm writing his name down in my "Rachel's Medical Book" for any future testing. He worked well with Rachel and obviously loves children. Which really helps if you want them to cooperate.

He did a pressure test on both Rachel's ears. And believe it or not, the ear with the tube out was better than the ear with the tube. He thinks that perhaps the tube is either on it's way out of the ear drum, or is out, but we can't tell for sure because of all the wax that is surrounding it. So that was the first great news!Then it came time for the actual hearing part of the test, whereas we go into a sound proof room (can you say claustrophia?), and they do play audiometry on her. She wore ear phones and had to follow his directions that he was giving from the other side of the double paned glass. She also had to drop a block into a bucket every time she heard the birdie chirp, which they do at different decibels to test her hearing. She was within normal limits on both ears for those tests!!

This is the best results after a hearing test she's ever had! We see the craniofacial team on the 26th, and that includes her ENT, so we'll see what he has to say then. The only concern then might be that she's had two ear infections in the last month.


John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

YAY!! That is great news!

Joy Howse said...

Thanks for the update. I looked at the clock right at 4 o'clock and she immediately popped in my mind. Glad to hear all went well. It will be interesting to see what ENT says at her team meeting. Praying for no more infections!

Krissy said...

So glad it went well, and I agree with you about those little sound proof rooms!!!

Liz said...

Great news!! I'm glad it went well!