Journey got her hearing aids 3 weeks ago, and is doing great! She keeps them in, and can definitely tell a difference when she has them in. She always smiles when I put them in in the morning because she can hear better.
Here she is at the appointment, she had just gotten the first hearing aid turned on and put in her ear. She got really quiet and still for about 10 minutes, just listening to all the sounds. The audiologist was giving me information and telling me how to take care of them, when suddenly Journey said "Mommy...no talking!" The audiologist told me that for the first couple of days, her brain would by hyper alert because it was hearing sounds all over that she hadn't heard before.
After she'd had them in for awhile she wanted to tell me something, but when she started to speak, it must have sounded funny to her because she started talking with a slow drawl, concentrating on every sound she made. It was really funny to hear! As we walked outside to go to the car a truck went by and she tapped her ear and said "loud! I hear a sound!"
And now, she is very proud to show them off and tell people about her 'purple aids' :)
She picked purple for the hearing aid (no surprise!) and then the part that goes inside her ear is clear with purple glitter. The yellow string attaches to the hearing aids...
And attaches with a clip to the back of her shirt so that if she is running around and one falls out, it doesn't get lost-what a genius invention!
All decked out with her glasses, ocular shell, and hearing aids. I don't even want to think about the $$ worth of equipment she has on her head!