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|Sat, 04-21-2007 - 4:20am|
I am usually over on the hypotonic boards but I am in real need of help here now.
My daughter Mya has been in hearing aids since she was 6 months old, she is 16 months now.
She failed her newborn test, couple of abr's and had tubes at 3 months. They didn't help. she still failed her abr at (mild/moderate) at age 4 and 5 months so at 6 months she was in hearing aids. She did very well with them for a while. I used the skin adhesive with the clips and she played with them a little but for the most part left them alone. But the older she gets the move she pulls them out. Now at 16 months unless I am right in front of her telling her to leave them alone she pulls them out. I used the 2 sided tape and all that did was kept the HA attached to back of her ear, she would pull out the mold part and unattach it and play with it. So now I have resorted to actually putting tape over her ear mold, tubing and 2 sided tape on the HA. That worked really well for about tw0 weeks. I was so happy. She actually kept them in all day!!!!! But know she has figured out how to pull the tape off then pull the aid out,
I don't know what else to do. I even tried duck tape........yes duck tape. I really want these things to stay in her ear. She really isn't saying any words yet. Although she has said mama, dada, uh-oh, bite, and she uses 4 or 5 signs regularly- more, go, my turn, stop.
Does anyone have any suggestions. I know these things can be bothersome sometimes but she has got to get used to them!!! I thinks she understands that, but to her they are to much like a toy she can pull out and play with.
Oh- a little history. She has never been diagnosed with anything, and we have no idea why she has the hearing loss, but does have low muscle tone, bilateral hearing loss, and some dev delays. Ofcourse we are doing private PT and ST and AR therapy and also doing PT, OT, ST and hearing therapy through EI.