a whisper: 25 dB
ticking watch: 30dB
normal conversation: 55-75 dB
jet engine: 120 dB
So, as you can imagine, we are ecstatic! With her devices on, she is hearing within the normal range. Jared and I were both in the sound booth during the testing and there was a time when I didn't even realize Amy's voice (our audiologist) was coming through the speakers until Sophie turned and pointed her finger. At that moment, I just smiled and shook my head in utter amazement. Wow. Our baby, who was responding to speech between 100-115 dB unaided, can pick up less than a whisper. Birds chirping, refrigerator humming, leaves rustling, water dripping - you name it. Sophie can hear it. What a miracle!
She has gone from complete silence...
to the hearing world!
We are thrilled with her test results and so excited for the future. I remember a time when I was nervous about Sophie getting CIs at such a young age and wondered if we were doing the right thing. I am so happy we made this decision and fought so hard for it. I have no regrets! Of course, we owe Sophie's success to all of the wonderful and knowledgeable women at the Moog Center. They are truly amazing and I am forever grateful for all of the encouragement and support we have received along the way. Thank you ladies, for holding my hand throughout this journey and always making me feel "normal." ;)
Now, let me leave you with a couple clips of my girl saying "uh-oh!" (Which is really more like "huh-ooh", but I'm sure you get the idea)