Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Kelley's hearing test was earlier in the month, and the results were, honestly, just ok. Her 'surgery ear' as she calls it, is about 45% of normal. I need to look at the good side - prior to her surgeries, it was about 5% of normal.
So, we faxed the results to California Ear Institute, and Sheri Byrne-Haber called a little more than a week later. Apparently she had to catch Dr. Roberson before he left for Nepal to do some work. Busy guy, huh? Anyway - she told us that Dr. Roberson recommended we have her tested again in three-four months, and send the results again. In the meantime, we could have her fitted for a kind of hearing aid called an Oticon Delta.
Now the dilemma. Do we proceed with a hearing aid fitting, or do we wait until her second surgery with Dr. Reinisch? Dr. Reinisch is going to be making some adjustments to her ear that could affect how the hearing aid fits her. We haven't made up our minds yet.
If you would like to read a little bit more about Sheri Byrne-Haber, who I think is amazing, read this article about her. She is a person you definitely want on your side.