Back when Evie was in the NICU, we were told she failed the hearing screening twice. I was sad that there was yet another thing that she had to go through (and to go to a specialist for). Today, the audiologist took us in to a tiny room that looked like a bank vault, and we settled in to do a full hearing evaluation. Evie's previous 2 evaluations had been pretty inconclusive (and thus "screening fails") because her ear canals were too small and her snoring interfered with the tests. (Thankfully she doesn't snore like a tugboat anymore!)
|Tiny tiny ear canals in the NICU|
In the last few months, I've become darn sure that she could hear everything because I had to walk around like a ninja to avoid disturbing her naps. But when someone tells you that your baby failed a screening, there's always a tiny doubt in the back of your mind that maybe there's still something wrong.
|I love these ears.|
2 hours later, when my arms were sore and my back hurt, I heard the magic words--"Her hearing is normal." SO thankful for a normal test! I hope we have more of these normal tests in the next few months!!