Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ellie's hearing test

Ellie had her bi-annual hearing screening today.  The week leading up to this test I started to worry a little and made sure to quiz her on words, sounds, and commands.  I pretty much worried for nothing because she passed!

We missed the test in January due to a conflict and they are booked solid for a year, so we have not been since this time last year.  A lot can happen in a year, but deep down I always knew she could hear just fine (click here to read about her test last year).

The audiologist did say her hearing COULD be better, but to come back in 6 months and check again.  This was the only comment that kind of concerned me.  They did a few different tests this time, one of which we sat in a sound proof booth and they played different sounds at all different decibels.  They had Sponge Bob and Minnie Mouse in boxes that light up to help attract them to that sound.  A few times it took her a couple of tries to recognize the sounds, but overall she did well.

They also gave us handouts on developmental milestones in speech, language and words.  She is pretty much on track with these and I know it will continue to improve as she gets older.  Ellie talks ALL THE TIME but it is still hard to understand what she is saying.  She definitely has her own little language!

Going in for this test brought back memories of those days in the hospital right after she was born.  I try not to be angry or sad, but sometimes that is hard.
I guess what is important now is that she is a healthy, energetic little toddler that has come a LONG way since her first few days of life, and for that I am SO thankful!


  1. So glad her test went well! I remember the hearing tests well from when I was little. Here's hoping every test she every has to take turns out just as well!

  2. Stopping over from Jenna's challenge! You have a cute blog and a super cute little girl! :)

  3. Stopping by from Jenna's. Your daughter is a cutie and she has beautiful clothes. I LOVE the cookies from the Bachelorette party. Too cute. Happy 4th! Oh and glad the hearing test went well.

  4. Love your blog!! Ellie is too cute and her outfits are precious!!! I am your newest follower!!

  5. Stopping over from Jennas! Ellie is adorable!