Hello everyone - We have just joined this group and thanks for having us. My 5-year old is a new implanted little girl with SSD. We are unsure when she went deaf in one ear. She was activated on 12/4. We are just beginning our AVT journey and long story short, we found out on this past Tuesday that she is hearing through her Roger Select and only loud noises through processor. She started out hearing beeps from activation (only through Roger) and continued over the month.
I am a little frustrated with our Roger Select. She heard everything from her therapist from songs, words, sounds in a different room and one ear plugged. For our therapy at home, she only hears half of what I say through the Roger (which is great), but wondering why. Seems like a great device, but it is frustrating that I cannot see if it is working or hooked up to her okay unless she hears something. I only go in the next room about 10 feet away. It would be nice if the indicator stayed green while talking but everything goes off and Phonak said it is normal. She gets a little frustrated at home with AVT. I think part of it is I'm continuously asking her, "Do you hear anything?" because I fear it isn't working properly.
While on this topic, does anyone have any great apps for a 5-year old that cannot read yet except for sight words? We have been streaming ABC Mouse music videos, etc. but this is getting old to her. Now that she is hearing, I'd like her to have something to interact better with, although she can interact with ABC, but we need something else.
Thank you for your tips and advice! She is doing very well with wearing her processor, etc.