At least he can't hide them well yet.
- This will not become a power struggle. I dont' want his hearing aids viewed as a negative or as a source of tension. When he takes them out, I will wait a few minutes and then replace them without a word.
- I am taking his aids in for some maintenance because the right one sounds a tad "rough." I don't have a better description for the sound, but it is every-so-slightly coarse. There might be nothing wrong with it, but it won't hurt to have it checked out.
- We get new earmolds on the 13th, which might help with keeping his aids in.
I don't think we've had a change in hearing, since Nolan can still say all the Ling sounds back to me (with the exception of ooo and mmm, which he can't discriminate). He is still adding new words daily, though his articulation does give me some pause (daddy has turned into da-yee, coffee is boppy, diaper is bahpoo, cup is bup, etc). Because he has lost hearing since birth, the possibility of losing more is always in the back of my mind. If all else fails, we'll schedule another hearing test.