Teagan had a hearing aid check with her Melinda, her audiologist, today. Melinda did a test called a tympanagram. The following definition is from Wikipedia.com: " In this test, a small probe is placed in the ear and the air pressure in the ear canal is varied. This test tells the audiologist how well the eardrumand other structures in the middle ear are working. The ear canal volume indicates whether a perforation in the eardrum (tympanic membrane) may be present. The middle ear pressure indicates whether any fluid is present in the middle ear space (also called "glue ear" or "otitis media with effusion"). Compliance measurement indicates how well the eardrum and ossicles (the three ear bones) are moving."
Unfortunately at this point and time Teagan's eardrums are not moving very well. This is NOT a good thing, however the upside is that it could just be from some congestion due to a little cold she is fighting off. Melinda will retest her again when we get back from Tennessee.
Although they usually start testing the kids in the booth from 6-8 months Melinda decided to see if Teagan was ready now... she wasn't. It was pretty cool though, the baby sits or stands on your lap and the audiologist is behind a window and talks or plays tones for the baby. If the baby turns her head to the sound they get "rewarded" by a toy lighting up in the direction the sound is coming from. Though Teagan wasn't really ready it was still neat when Melinda said "Hi Teagan, Teagan peek-a-boo" and Teagan HEARD IT!! she looked up and the little toy started dancing it was neat. We will be going back on May 20th and try again. Now that Teagan and I will be moving back and in a permanent place we can finally start Early Intervention. A teacher of the deaf will come and work with Teagan and while she is still so young will work with us to give us more activities to do with her to help her even more.
I am praying and asking that whoever is reading this says a prayer for Teagan and that the results of the tympanagram were strictly due to congestion and that she is not losing more hearing.
In other news this dark and dreary weather is taking a toll on Teagan and I. We were both grumpy guses the past few days and CAN NOT WAIT until the sunshine and warm weather makes its appearance again! Come on SPRING WE NEED YOU!!
Only 6 more days until we leave for TN.. We are SOOO excited but a little nervous. Today I found out that not only are we going to the aquarium but too the zoo as well.. How awesome! Teagan is going to love see all the fish! When we visit my neighbors place she just stares at his fish tank I can't imagine how she'll be with all the fish around her ... so cute!
I worked on a few more photo's today!!!