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- Adjusting to Hearing Aids
- Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
- First Steps When Baby Can't Hear
- When Baby "Refers" on the Newborn Hearing Test
- Water Sports with Hearing Aids
- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Monday, June 11, 2012
Happy Flag Day!
Matt and Nolan's elementary school always has a big celebration of Flag Day.* I love it, as it is a big tradition in their school and the kids love making hats and marching in a parade.
Nolan's ear is looking better, with no active drainage for the past 2 days. His sinuses are looking better, too. The oral antibiotic is definitely a huge advantage -we never see a benefit from the Ciprodex or Floxin drops when used alone. I think this is due to the fact that Nolan's ear infections are nearly always coupled with a sinus infection, so you have to clear one to clear the other. He still has a few more days on the Augmentin, so I am hopeful that he will be nice and clear for the rest of the summer.
His hearing, on the other hand, is still a little shaky. I think that has more to do with being aided in only one ear, as he is effectively deaf in the unaided ear and his "good" ear aids up to a mild hearing loss level. He really does much better with two ears to hear - if his ear is still clear tomorrow, I'll put both aids back on.
*Yes, I'm aware that Flag Day isn't until June 14, but the school celebrates early!