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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Hot, Hot, Hot!
I'm not sure if the inconsistent use of hearing aids this past week has caused our newest little issue or not- Nolan has been complaining that his aids are "too loud." They are only too loud in certain situations, and for certain sounds: the rumble of our car over a bumpy road, snare drums, and motorcycles zooming past. His worst hearing is in the low frequencies, so it surprised me when the motorcycles made him jump out of his skin. His eyes were actually jerking back and forth with the sound- even though it didn't seem all that loud to us. He was fine when we turned off his hearing aids, and didn't hear the sounds at all with his aids off.
We see his audiologist tomorrow to pick up new earmolds, and I'll ask her about the situation. Perhaps his hearing has fluctuated up again, or his hearing aids are programmed a tad too loud for the low frequencies. It is also possible that our summer activities have made him unused to the low frequencies, since he hasn't been wearing his hearing aids as often as he should, and he can't hear them without his aids.
I hope this one gets sorted out soon- or else we'll spend our Saturday airplane ride without aids! I can't imagine how he'll respond to a jet engine if he can't handle a motorcycle passing by outside!