Over the next few months she underwent multiple tests and her MRI showed unilateral LVAS and bilateral Mastoid Disease. Basically, she had a moderate hearing loss and she would eventually lose her hearing in her right ear and the safety of her hearing in her left ear would be questionable. At 5 months old she received her first hearing aid.
|5 months old, just after getting first hearing aid. Yes, the date on this photo is wrong!|
She wore this until she was 3 years old, at which time it was confirmed that her moderate hearing loss in her right ear had progressed to a profound loss (as we had suspected a year prior). In September 2011, she was fitted with a Ponto, a bone conduction hearing aid. Her Ponto has made a world of difference for her.
At 4 years old she has come such a long way in her speech and language development though she does have concernable delays in her receptive language she is advanced in her expressive language! She is undergoing a second evaluation to see if she has an Auditory Processing Disorder as well. She is otherwise a normal active 4 year old!