Isaac's World

Isaac is Deaf but hears with cochlear implants. He received his first cochlear implant on September 25th, 2006. He received his second cochlear implant on September 10, 2008. This is his journey with sound as told by mommy.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wearing the BTE!!!!



On our visit to CHOP 2 weeks ago, the audiologist suggested that we start wearing Isaac's BTE on his ear. We were a little nervous at first, but Isaac has not really messed with it at all. Isaac has his daddy's big ears, so it proved to be no problem! God knows what he is doing. He gave Isaac big ears to hold up the processor. There are no problems to mention and now we can even let Isaac run around in his swimming trunks with no shirt to pin the equipment on. It is so convenient. We simply use the mic lock (it is a clear plastic tube that hooks onto the external processor and holds it in place). The only instances (there have been 2) when Isaac has pulled the implant off are when he has temper tantrums. The first tantrum was when Granny was holding Noah and not giving attention to Isaac. We were trying to eat dinner and Isaac did not want to sit down and eat. We tried telling him time after time to sit down and he would not listen. We put him in the time out chair and when he got up he ripped the implant off his head and threw it on the floor! It was as if he was saying that he wasn't going to listen to us as long as we were telling him something he didn't want to hear! He really is a smart boy. Now this makes me nervous, especially when we are in the car and his window is down. All I can picture is him having a tantrum in the car and throwing his processor out the window. I have decided to use the window locks and not let him have his window down until he understands that we can't just go and get another speech processor. The picture above is Isaac showing off in his cool outfit and with his big boy BTE! We are so proud of him!

3 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

AWESOME!!
Wow he sure is looking like a big boy...and very handsome in the cool outfit!

11:03 PM  
Blogger OCDAC said...

Your blog is a valuable testament to the evolution of the deaf society. As the deaf society evolves, they shed some of their past so they can gain wonderful opportunities to participate in all aspects of our society.

Just keep the blog going, just keep the blog alive.

Richard Roehm
The Orange Deafie Blog

7:34 AM  
Anonymous Aaron said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. It particularly interested me as I am also the parent of a daughter with cochlear implants. Can you add my site to your list of links?

Thanks,
Aaron
Aaron@hearingpocket.com
www.hearingpocket.com
http://hearingpocket.wordpress.com

9:25 AM  

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