Friday, December 19, 2008

Back to Moderate


We took a trip to the audiologist to re-check that right ear now that the fluid is gone. Good news- he's back to his August levels in that ear! I don't have the report yet, but I think he was 60dB at 500Hz and 1000Hz, 40dB at 2000Hz, and 50dB at 4000Hz. They tested his left ear again, too, and it was about 5-10dB better than the right ear. He does appear to have some fluctuation at the high frequencies, but at least he's staying in the moderate range.

I am very grateful that we listened to the audiologist and ENT, because with a blocked tube he had thresholds of 80dB in that ear! There is a HUGE difference between a 50dB threshold and an 80dB threshold (remember that decibels are logarithmic).

We are free from doctor appointments until January, when a trip to pick up earmolds is scheduled. Ahhh... blessed freedom!

6 comments:

Christian's Mommy said...

What a precious pic! Glad things are back to where they should be!

Julia said...

Love the new layout, and the picture is adorable! And great suggestion about the cotton on the table -- we'll have to try that.

Julie said...

Good news! And I love that pic :0)

Megan said...

So happy his hearing is back!

Val said...

WOOHOO, and love the pilot cap shot, keeps the chocolate out of those aids too....and yes I've been seen w/qtips and toothpicks trying to clean them before.

tammy said...

Glad to hear things are back to where they once were! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Your boys are too cute!