Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hearing test

Today Harlie had her hearing test. In brief, it showed a moderate hearing loss on the right side (complete on left of course).

I'm not that upset over it at this point. I really believe (hope) that it is because there is a blockage. She does have an extremely small ear canal, so I'm sure that doesn't help. Plus, the test was hardly scientific.

Anyway, here is a video I came across that helps you understand what a hearing loss is like.

I have no idea how accurate this video is (medically speaking, I mean). But it does help me understand why she can hear some things, and not others. She can hear Cooper scream/cry. But she couldn't understand a command like "show me your shoes" without signing.

Well, we have an early morning for her CT scans, must get some rest.



Janis said...

Good luck today! Thanks for the hearing update. As someone with a bilateral moderate hearing loss I will say that the clip is fairly accurate (considering it is a cartoon,) in depicting how hard it is to decipher speech without amplification. The booth tests are considered the Gold Standard so hopefully they were able to get an accurate reading.

Susan said...

Ah, Christy that is a bummer. But the good in it is that it explains things and confirms what you've come to suspect. So perhaps the blockage will change. Or maybe she can benefit from a hearing aid. In March when we were concerned that Ainsley had hearing loss (she had to have a BAER because she couldn't/wouldn't perform the behavioral hearing test) I also learned that they can also have hearing loss in just certain frequencies. Which could explain the ability to hear some things but not others. The Flinstones video is great. I love getting an idea of what it might sound like. Thanks.

Janis @ SneakPeek said...

I'm back!

Check it out! I sent you an award for all that you do.


Christy said...


Thanks for the award! You crack me up. I don't know how you get so fancy with your blog stuff. I'm not a very good internet surfer.

Oh, by the way, congratulations on your blog award! You deserve it!


Hardware Removal Day

I'll talk about pre-op day first, then I'll blog about today... Yesterday we did the whole drive through testing thing.  That wa...