Tuesday, February 12, 2008

If She Doesn't Respond...She's Ignoring You...

Yesterday Baby EJ had her follow-up hearing screening at the CHOP office near us. Her pediatrician recommended it because she had antibiotics while she was in the NICU after birth. So we answered some questions with the audiologist and then she looked in her ears and did a test where she checked her ear drum reactivity. Her one ear drum didn't move much but we moved forward to the audio booth where she sat on my lap and turned her head to all the sounds the lady put through the speakers.

After the test was done the audiologist said she was very pleased and that Baby EJ could hear all of the sounds she put through - even the very soft ones. She told us to follow-up with EJ's pediatrician about the ear drum thing but that all in all she thought she was fine. They did say to bring her back when she's 2 1/2 or 3 and then they will put the head phones on her to check each ear individually. They can't do that with babies (but I thought the picture was cute).

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