Ok, let me start this post saying that I was fully prepared to video today's appointment, but Christian decided that today was going to be his day to test all of our patience and reflexes. The kid was a terror today! I wasn't on my A-game, either. I stayed up WAY late watching my Red Wings lose in what should've been a Stanley Cup win. I brought what I thought was our spare processor to be programmed as well, but it was just the controller. Where was my head this morning?
We did booth testing, and he did manage to sit still and have some great repeatable responses. Prior to the implant, he was hearing at 45db in low to mid, and then had a drastic drop in the highs, only getting about 75db aided. Today, he was at 35db across the board. WOW!!! We're making progress, and I'm amazed that he can now hear all these high frequency sounds that he has NEVER had access to. No wonder he is having a hard time recognizing his name. I can only imagine what "Christian" sounded like with his aids.
Our audi also gave us 4 new MAPs, 2 for normal listening environments, and 2 for noisy environments. We'll go back in a month (hooray, a month off!). Until then, we're talking non-stop, which isn't that hard for me, working on our Ling Sounds, and just trying to get him acclimated with the new and strange sounds he is probably hearing.