While in the midst of a very bad cold (I'm convinced the virus was related to The Plague), the County Department of Health gave me a call to schedule a drop-off time for Nolan's FM System.
It was Friday- and a confluence of events meant that I had two rounds of preschool, and OT evaluation, a meeting with the TOD (teacher of the deaf), and a pediatrician appointment for Matthew. With the virus and the accident from the night before, I decided to cancel preschool and the TOD meeting. And then my Superhero Husband arrived home early from work, to take Matthew to the pediatrician while I feigned consciousness for the visit from the County of Health.
The woman arrived, dropped off the system and the paperwork, and I spent some time figuring out how to remove Nolan's battery doors and replace them with the nifty little "boots" sent by Unitron. The Inspiro receivers plug into the boots, and I was pleasantly surprised to find the set-up wasn't too big on his little ears.
The Inspiro has a monitoring function, and the receivers and transmitter are communicating to each other. Unfortunately, Nolan's hearing aids aren't communicating with the receivers, so the FM isn't working quite yet. I think his hearing aids need to be reprogrammed to allow access by the FM system (most of his hearing aid functions, including telecoil, are currently turned off, due to his age). I have a call in to his audiologist to see if we can get everything up and running soon.
I really can't wait to use the FM System in the classroom and in other noisy environments. For the first time, he'll be able to hear clearly in busy locations.
Thanks to Phonak and our local school district, the sound of Nolan's future is ON. We couldn't be more thrilled!