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My foster son, Lu, is 3 years old (we have had him since 8 days old) and we are finalizing his adoption next month. We just found out this year through ABR test that Lu has profound hearing loss in his right ear and mod-severe in his left. He was born substance exposed and was in nicu his first week of life. He has been wearing hearing aids for the past 3 months, but i feel certain he is hearing nothing through the right one. We have been told he is not eligible for CI in one ear bc he is under 5. And not eligible for bilateral CI bc he can still "hear" in his left ear. Is this accurate? He was prelingual when his hearing loss occurred, so we are very concerned for his speech development and possibly missing the "hearing window". Thanks for any insights you may have for me!
Hello All, Fresh to the forum, my 3 year old daughter is getting bilateral MED-EL Implants on Wednesday morning for use with the Sonnet Processor. She has progressive hearing loss due to Connexin 26 and her audiogram shows a decline over the last year leading to her now being severe in one ear and severe/profound in the other although we believe it got a bit worse recently. We are getting retested prior to surgery to ensure we have a baseline and we can know how much existing hearing has been retained post surgery. We are a mixture of nervous and scared paired with excited and optimistic for her future hearing, can anyone offer any advice or tips for our family on the surgery and recovery. Many thanks, Pete