Keeping those hearing aids in has become a full time job! With the weather getting hot and humid, the pilot caps have been put into early retirement- which leaves those ears exposed to curious fingers! Nolan doesn't mind his aids at all, but is in a major exploration phase and once he finds them, pulls them out and puts them into his mouth. I've thought about making this into a song for AVT:
"You take the left one out, I put the left one in!
You take the right one out, and you put it in your mouth!
We do the hokey pokey and we get those aids back in.
That's what its all about!"
Saliva makes a wonderful solvent for audiology glue, so the tubing frequently gets detached from the earmold. This causes the earmold to come loose from the aid and turns it into a choking hazard. To combat this, we've taken to using Krazy Glue. No, not on Nolan's ears (don't think I haven't thought about it), but on the earmold/tubing junction (not recommended unless you talk to your audi first- ours has given the OK to use it). At least the earmold doesn't separate from the hearing aid anymore, though we still don't have a solution for keeping those aids in his ears!
Anyway, we do have a new nursery rhyme that Nolan really loves:
"Round and Round the garden goes the little mouse.
Up up up he creeps into his little house!"
You circle the little tyke's belly button and say the first line, then creep your fingers up their bellies and tickle their necks for the second line.