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Hi from Iowa. There aren't that many of us but we just don't shut up.
Life is too short for grief. She's so happy and bright eyed, she's certainly not going to grieve. However, I do feel like I've got a thousand different directions I could go with absolutely no clue which of them are worth exploring. Thanks for everyone's comments, I still feel overwhelmed, but I'm gaining a sense of direction.
I need to learn sign. I'm going to start exploring that. I also have had several people mention EI, and Dhh EI. I'm not exactly sure what that means, but I'm going to explore that as well. Her hearing aid trial starts next week. Another audiology visit.
Here we go. Whatever it takes.
Miss Delectable GOOD point. it takes time to come to terms with stuff like that.By the way, it's okay to grieve but get past it soon so you can focus on your family and the baby in question.
They did the brainwave test under sedation. The max they could go to was 90db for an infant. 90db had no brainwave response at all. In a year they said they could go higher- above 100 and see what happens. I'm not sure where that puts her. Based on these results I guess its unclear whether hearing aides can help? Seemed to be their take home message for us.
Maybe the grief will hit one of these days. Right now I'm just in GO mode.
Thank you for the explanation of EI. Its something I will ask about when we visit the audiology dept next week.
Actually that's a bit inaccurate. Profound can mean anything from hearing 30% of speech words (unaided) on the spondee tests to absolutly NO response (even to enviromental sounds) with aids.Her aides will help some, but it would be unlikely that she would be able to hear and understand speech with the aides.