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It is the first week of school here after two weeks of Spring school holiday. Muja went back to school on Tuesday. She felt really tired after she came back from school. On Wednesday she did not go to school because she had her hearing review at Australian Hearing. She is wearing the Cielo 2P behind the ear hearing aids for both ear. She has moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss at birth caused by lack of oxygen.
Sensorineural hearing loss
Sensorineural hearing loss can be acquired or congenital and is caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the cochlea (sensory part) or the hearing nerve (neural part).
Sensorineural hearing loss leads to a loss of loudness as well as a lack of clarity. The quantity and the quality of sound are affected and sometimes may limit the benefit of a hearing aid.
Causes of acquired sensorineural hearing loss include:
* the ageing process
* excessive noise exposure
* diseases such as meningitis and Meniere's disease
* viruses, such as mumps and measles
* drugs which can damage the hearing system
* head injuries.
In Australia, 20 children per 10,000 live births will be born with a congenital sensorineural hearing impairment. Causes include:
* inherited hearing loss
* premature birth, lack of oxygen at birth or other birth traumas
* damage to the unborn baby from a virus such as rubella
At the clinic she was testing in the soundfield with bone conduction using the VROA testing. She respone to 65dB input. The audiologist, Katherine, changed the maximum output of Muja's hearing aids to 80 dB input when I complain about her being uncomfortable to loud noise. She also made her a new ear moulds with softer material to help it stick better and reduce whistling. Alhamdulillah there is no infection in her middle ears.
After the appointment we had morning tea at Croissant Express while feeding Muja through her PEG. When we arrived at the parking, Muja's little sister cried because she had a dirty nappy and hungry. Masha Allah she was sleeping since we left the house in the morning and woke up just on time that is three hours after her last feeding.