After an 8 long months of trying to get an ABR scheduled, Jameson finally had his appointment today. What they say is true, you really gotta keep fighting for these kids because no one else is going to. All of the doctors have been great, don’t get me wrong, but when one little mistake happens in the system with referrals the process has to start all over again, and if you don’t initiate the process no one else will.
What we have known for quite some time has finally been confirmed – Jameson has moderate hearing loss in both ears, the left is a little worse than the right. He has trouble picking up low and middle tones in his right ear and does okay with the high ones, and in his left he has trouble with the low and high tones, and picks up just a little of the mid-tones. The doctor did say his hearing loss is conductive, which is common with these kids. So, hearing aids are next!
And yes, I am excited about this! I have high hopes that with some assistance Jameson’s brain will start to clearly hear the world around him. He communicates with signs and gestures, and clearly knows what is going on around him, and with added sound his world will just brighten! And since we have already been doing speech therapy I really hope he becomes a chatterbox!