Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Old Ear vs. New Ear


So which ear is old and which one is new? Well, we are calling his "new ear" the reimplanted ear, and his "old ear" the one that had never been implanted until now. Can you believe that he already prefers both processors rather than just one. I can't wait til we start auditory or listening therapy tomorrow. He can already repeat most babble or nonsense words (wa-we-wo, ba-ha, etc.) with each ear alone!! So if your kid only has one ci-and you're thinking of going bilateral should they qualify...you should hear this...Even after over four years of his old ear being unaided, he CAN REPEAT BABBLE with that ear alone, so it's working well for him! He tried to tell me he couldn't understand me well enough with his new ear alone, but he still was able to repeat the babble I gave him. He just like wearing two now.

7 comments:

Loudest Mom said...

WTG Gage!
And, how did the dental appt go? Hopefully everyone survived :)

Val said...

that's on Tuesday of next week...I'm dreading it...'cause she does not brush! I'm surprised that she has great teeth, Gage has always brushed and he's the one w/the issues, but he's the one w/the syndrome too!

Melanie said...

WOW Gage! Being bilateral is amazing.

Danielle said...

great news!!

Smile-Hugs,
Dani

Jennifer said...

Val
I have been MIA for a while. My Dad passed away very suddenly 10 days ago. I just was catching up on your blog and am thrilled to see Gage is doing so well. I love that he wanted to hear his sister's voice. He is a sweet boy. As for bilateral, Cormac has been bilateral from the start. He is his TOD first simultaneous bilateral kid and she can't say enough how she thinks being bilateral has made such a huge difference in how quickly he has progressed. Keep up all the good work.

Naomi said...

so excited for Gage - glad he is loving two!

leah said...

Wow- he's doing great! Auditory therapy should go really well, for both the old and the new ear!