Category: Hearing loss

So now our other kid can’t hear?!

Longtime readers will remember the many, MANY issues we used to have with D’s hearing. We suspected a speech delay, learned and used ASL, confirmed he had hearing loss, went to see an ENT (Ear Nose Throat doc), D had surgery to put tubes…

Hear a little, there a little

Today we’re off to the city to have D’s hearing tested — for the very first time since having his myringotomy surgery a few weeks ago. With his case, the gluey fluid in his ears was being suctioned out during the surgery, and then…

Quick update

Today’s myringotomy seemed to go well, and D is in excellent spirits! The hospital warned us he would probably be tired and nauseated, but other than the first 30 minutes or so post-surgery, he’s been pretty much his usual self. He ate Goldfish crackers…

Totally tube-ular!

I guess I liked the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more than I realized, because as soon as I sat down to write this post about ear tubes, I thought “Totally tubular, duddddes!” Ah, miss those turtles. Raphael (the red one) was my favourite. But…

Today’s the day

Ready for another update in our Toddler Hearing & Speech Saga? Oh, the dramz involved in parenting! When we last left off, our son, D (now 23 months) saw a really great ENT (Ear Nose Throat doctor). He confirmed that he had fluid in…

Speech delays, hearing loss, fluid in the ears, and other toddler fun

Just to re-cap … Remember when we took the toddler to the hearing test? And learned a few things, like … Both of his eardrums aren’t moving He possibly has fluid in both ears He has a mild hearing loss ( >40 dec.) The…

Thank you

Your kind comments, emails, Facebook messages, texts, and calls mean so much to me. Quick update on HearingGate 2012: The doctor at the walk-in clinic says he does have an ear infection (not sure if it’s double or not, because he had a super-thick…

Sounds of silence

The toddler’s long-awaited hearing test was yesterday. He did not pass. I should be working at this very moment, but first I have to write this down. I have emails and messages to answer, but I can’t just yet. So please, bear with me,…

When there are no words …

I posted back in December about the toddler’s speech — or, ah, lack thereof — and then kind of never mentioned it again. In the blog world, it got lost in the shuffle of posts about having a little girl, and ruffles and heartburn…