Finally we passed our first hearing test!!! This is a big thing. We have failed numerous tests. Actually way to many to count. We have had tubes in since October last year and still we were failing. We go for the hearing test....back to the ENT....then so on and so on and so on. It has been kind of crazy actually.
This week we finally had a plan developed. Get his ears cleaned and then do a test ASAP so the wax doesn't have a chance to build up. It seemed to work. So Tuesday we drove an hour each way to get Wysdom's ear's cleaned. Fun...NOT. Then today we had the hearing test. Okay all was not perfect with the test. They stick this little thing in his ear and measure the output. The output is still not where it should be. It is suggesting fluid or that the tubes are still somewhat clogged. They really can't say as Wysdom will not allow them to look to closely. MIGHTY BUT STRONG COMES TO MIND!!!.
So part of the test is questionable. However when we moved to the behaviour test he did quiet well and PASSED. He responded well. If you have never done this, it is when they put you in a booth with your child and have speakers making different levels of sound. When Wysdom respond appropriately by turning his head towards the noise...a toy claps or plays the drum. Wysdom turned his head and waved at the toy. So I am happy for the time being. It seems the hearing loss fluctuates due to fluid and not likely a permanent loss.
The audiologist was honest and said we will probably be back for more test with her in the future when language is supposed to develop and she said that we would be followed more closely then. As well we are to keep our already booked appointment for another test in October. So yes I can be happy, but this is an ongoing issue. Honestly I am already aware of that, but I still can be happy with a pass today. Yeah one for WYSDOM!! I am sure many of you have stories to share about your ENT/Tubes or lack of tubes that you could share too.