Thursday, April 22, 2010

Third time's a charm!

At last, we have a successful hearing test!

After two nightmarish failures, I got a good recommendation of an audiologist who deals with a lot of kids and is very patient. I called for an appointment and was told the first one was in June, but as I was booking it someone canceled and we were invited in immediately! As advertised, the woman -- an adoptive mom from way back, by the way -- was awesome. She let Quinn play with puzzles in the sound booth, did the test without closing the doors (which freaked him out last time) and really, really took her time.

He cried a little and was clearly scared during the test, but didn't lose it. He sat on my lap and would look one way if the bunny in one corner of the booth made a noise, and look the other way if the kitty in the other corner made a noise. He responded appropriately when she asked over the microphone (veeerrrrry softly), "Quinn, where is your nose?" etc.

So he passed!

Next up is the entrance exam for public pre-school for kids with developmental delays and disabilities. I'm not entirely sure I want him to go (a topic for another post), but at least we'll have the option.

Hooray for brave little Quinn!


China Dreams said...

Congratulations. We spent quite a bit of time in the hearing test room when my 3rd was little-as a preemie she had to have regular hearing tests until about age three, I think.

Good luck with the public school preschool testing. Looking forward to your later post on that subject.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Glad he passed this time and that it wasn't so traumatic for him! He's such a cutie! :)