We had the confirmatory ABR today (for the configuration and degree of hearing loss). The audi said everything looked about the same- I should get the official report in the mail in a few days. We scheduled the hearing aid fittings for December 18- we will get earmold impressions and decide on the hearing aid we want. With the reverse slope loss, we definitely need multichannel digital aids, so it will be a chunk of change. I have to contact the disabled children's program through Early Intervention to see if we will qualify for state aid. It's worth a shot! Otherwise we're out the money, which will be about $5000. Health insurance doesn't cover children's hearing aids. Go figure! I'm tired and not in rant mode, but it is ridiculous that a low incidence situation like congenital hearing loss isn't covered by health insurance!
The Early Intervention evaluation team also called and scheduled Nolan's evaluation for Friday. SO things are finally snapping into place for us. Matthew's hearing test is tomorrow. I seriously hope the kid is just speech delayed and not hard of hearing, because I don't think we could afford two sets of aids! Not to mention having to start the whole testing process over again, this time with a two year old. I guess we'll take things as they come! Hopefully he'll cooperate tomorrow.
UPDATE: Well, we don't qualify for state aid, so it looks like we'll be paying for this set of aids out of pocket. Argh.