Monday, May 9, 2011

Well, she can definitely hear!

We had our first sound booth testing today since Sophie was activated and it went great! She has been responding to very soft sounds at home and I was pretty sure we would get good results, but I was still a little nervous. Anyway, our little girl is hearing at 15-20 dB across all frequencies!!! For those of you who may not understand what this means, here are some common sounds and the corresponding noise level:

breathing:10 dB
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)

1 comment:

  1. That's AMAZING! Yay Sophie! and way to go mom and dad for teaching Sophie all the wonderful sounds around her!