Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hearing, Attention or too much cake?

When a child with a hearing impairment doesn't seem to be hearing well the first thign most parents do is check the equipment. Is it the microphone, the processor, the cord? Maybe Junior needs a new map.

This week Andrew has been saying 'huh?' quite a bit. When I 'quiz' him he does OK. And if he is sitting on a swing he can seemingly hone in on a private conversation. However, still there is a lot of 'huh' and 'what did you say?' going on around here.

It is much more difficult to figure out what is going on when your child has other needs. So this week we are just trying to ferret all that out. Andrew did have a birthday on Sunday and had oodles of cake. Still, he should be able to hear much of what we say. He has had his implant almost 8 years. You'd think we'd have it all down by now!

I have no answers here other than to say to others with kiddos who have multiple issues...i feel your pain!


s'me said...

My son is 6 and randomly gets glue ear, but also goes through stages where he just doesn't listen, as opposed to doesn't hear!

I think "Pardon mummy?" and "Hmmm?" are his stock phrases right now! The Adorable Child doesn't have any other needs though, not physical like that kind of need, and it's still really hard!

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