We had Aidan's activation today. Went pretty well. He does not like his equipment that goes on his head and pulls it over every minute or so. The audiologist put in 4 different levels for now. There are a total of 50 levels she will program into it over time. Each level has 9 levels of volume in it. So right now he is own the first level with volume at 6. Over the next few days we gradually go up to 9 and when we have been there for a while we go to the 2nd level and go through the 9 degrees of volume, then to the 3rd level, eventually getting to the 4th level with a volume of 9. After we reach that(within 3 weeks) we go back to the audiologist and she adds 4 more levels for us to work through. Eventually we will get through all 50 levels---each level gives him more and more hearing--I believe it is set at diffrent decibles and increases as we go up, but I am not 100% sure.
So right now he is hearing at the lowest frequency, meaning he really can't hear us right now. Mostly he is getting used to wearing the processer on his ear and stimulating his brain/ear to accept the new sounds. He is hearing something though as he cried as soon as the audiologist turned it on. He pouts/whines everytime I put it back on his head and turn it on. Hopefully he will stop pulling it off and get used to it soon. All in all, very encouraging.
Aidan playing on his new firetruck from Mimi:
What his implant actually looks like-a rare moment with him keeping it on:
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9 years ago