Heather, my audiologist (or audie as many call it for short) was delighted to have my 4 year old join us!
|Rachel 'assisting' my audie Heather!|
The Hard of Hearing Mommy's Rules to Hearing
Program 2 - My quietest program: before I've had my morning coffee I am on this setting (because my brain just CAN'T handle a barrage of noisy kids first thing).
Program 3 - Slightly louder than Program 2. My adjustment period to my daily dose of coffee and giving my brain a chance to wake up. I usually turn this off as soon as the kids are buckled in the van, ready to go.
Program 1 - My normal, everyday program. When I have a headache for whatever reason, I'll go back to Program 2 or 3, depending on how bad it is. (or if the Ibuprofen hasn't kicked in yet)
Next is sound booth time!
I will admit, this is my least favorite part of any CI checkup. Simply because I know that it takes a great deal of concentration on my part. Another reason why I need so much coffee in my system. Although sleep would be a better alternative - but sometimes I just can't sleep.
|Where my hearing capabilities are tested - I've spent up to 2 hours in a room like this before! |
(the audie is usually behind the glass window)
Some really good news though! Last year when I did the hearing test with my brand new hearing aid, I scored only 51% in bimodal mode (hearing aid + CI). This year, however, that score went up to 77%!!! Squeal!