As I said in my last post, Madison failed the preschool hearing test. I never there was a chance of that, and I found myself a lot more upset about it than I thought it would be. I ended up Twittering about it, and a lot of the awesome people on there made me feel a lot better about it.
We lucked out and were able to get her in today to get her hearing tested. I was a little nervous, but she had a blast doing it. They did several cool things. First, they tested to see if she had fluid in her ears. They put a thing in her ear, and we watched a screen. If it looked like a pancake when the tone sounded, she had fluid in her ears. If it looked like a mountain, she didn’t. We saw two mountains (one for each ear). Then they did a test to check her middle ear, and she passed that. Lastly, they tested her manually. They put in earplug looking things in her ears, and the audiologist went into a different room and talked to Madison over it. She said words like carports, baseball, and ice cream, and Madison had to repeat the word. The audiologist told her she did a good job to which she replied that “she practices a lot”. I am not sure what she practices, but it was pretty funny. After she repeated the words, they then did a test with tones. If she heard the tone, she had to clap. They then did the word test again. Then they did a last test with some earphone looking thing. When she heard the beep, she had to say Beep.
The good news is that she passed! On a scale of 0 – 20 being normal, she scored 5s on most things. She did get 15 on 800 mhz stuff (it could be 8,000 I don’t remember). That is still in the normal range, but I could hear when she was missing words, so it is something I will keep an eye on. Their recommendation was just to keep an eye on it, but she was completely normal. Woohooo!!!!