Thursday, April 23, 2009

Can You Hear Me Now?

Today was the big day! Ben met Will and I at the audiologist this morning for some good ol' hearing aid training (my aunt Gina graciously stayed with Sophie and they had a ball together).

After about 45 minutes of education re: cleaning, maintenance, parts, etc., we finally put the aids on Will's ears. Up until that point the little guy had been snoozing, so he began to fuss when we were messing with his ears. But the sweetest part was this: after the aids were both on, he began to look around (as if he were hearing a whole new world). I asked him what he thought about his new hearind aids, and he got a huge million dollar smile on his face. It was priceless.

Here are some pics. The part that is behind his ear is the actual hearing aid. It attaches to the ear mold, which is in his ear. The hearing aid itself should last around 4-5 years. The ear molds we will have to replace every month or so at first; we can wait a little longer as his growth slows.




Our first set of hearing aids were free through Children's Miracle Network - what an amazing gift from God!!

"How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears." 2 Sam 7:22

If you have any questions about Will's hearing loss or hearing aids, please feel free to ask! I will respond either in the comments or in another post.

13 comments:

Amy in Edmond said...

For starters, I can't believe how old he is.

I'm so glad he is now hearing his world.

katie said...

Oh, he is so cute!! I'm so looking forward to snuggling on him this weekend.

And I'm with Amy -- so glad that Will can hear everything now! :)

Harrold Family said...

That is such a wonderful gift from CMN. I so glad that he gets to see the world in a new and exciting light. God Bless you and your family.

Holly said...

How exciting!! Now he can hear his sister when she making lots of noise during his naptime!

Seriously, what a blessing that this set was free. God is so good!

kauffeegrl said...

How precious that your little boy can now match voice to the faces he is learning to love and recognize! Praise the Lord for modern medicine.

Andrea Kay said...

I bet that was an awesome moment, getting to see your son literally hear the world! You guys are amazing to me. You take everything in such stride. I truly pray that I can be that strong and faithful when I become a parent!!

Shyla said...

What a blessing for Will to hear his parents voices.

Ryla said...

I am so excited for you all! That had to be so great to have him smile in response to your talking to him!!

Matt and Lori said...

I'm so happy that he got his hearing aids! How blessed he is to have such wonderful, loving parents!

Stef said...

Aweeee they make him even more cuter LOL!!! He is soo adorable...and that moment will last in your heart forever!!!!

Abbie H. said...

What a cutie! He is getting so big already!

That's such a great gift! I love how positive you guys have been through this--not that I thought you would be any different!

Devion said...

I love that they are neon blue! None of that try-to-hide-them-because-of-fear business! LOVE IT! What a blessed little boy (and girl) you have. We're excited for you Will!

carla joy said...

they just grow too fast!!! he is adorable, of course - and praise God for the medical advances that make things like this possible for our little miracles. :) God bless you all.