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: Read about them in my blog...we're trialing a system that is somewhat like an FM system...Give us about a week to get him used to it and I'll report back about how he's doing


PS: Hurdle #1 is finding head phones that will actually fit him...any ideas? I don't think he likes the feeling of something wrapped around his head (although he's starting to wear the ones in the picture for a few minutes at a time), he can't wear anything in the ears, and he doesn't have enough cartilage to hold up the kind that clip/wrap around the ears. Thoughts??
 

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Have they looked into a bone conduction aid? I'm so confused as to why they aren't willing to even give that a try. I know they are rare (I think about 1% of people with losses use them) but I think he is a very appropriate candidate.
 

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Have they looked into a bone conduction aid? I'm so confused as to why they aren't willing to even give that a try. I know they are rare (I think about 1% of people with losses use them) but I think he is a very appropriate candidate.
Yeah, it's a long confusing story. I had a thread about it last week when we were told by the dr that he was a hearing aid candidate, then by the audiologist that he isn't. It confused the heck out of me, and gave me just enough doubt that I dropped the issue for now. His loss is much too specific, and the concern is that by amplifying the frequencies that he has loss at, we would be muffling the frequencies that he hears normally at.

I'm anxious to get him used to wearing head phones so we can give this new system a try and see if it helps him any.

But he's still signing great!!! He learned new signs just this weekend...Banana, Apple, and Later!! Oh, and Girl and I think he's trying to do Boy.


ETA: Here's the link to the other thread: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...981&highlight=
 

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PS: Hurdle #1 is finding head phones that will actually fit him...any ideas? I don't think he likes the feeling of something wrapped around his head (although he's starting to wear the ones in the picture for a few minutes at a time), he can't wear anything in the ears, and he doesn't have enough cartilage to hold up the kind that clip/wrap around the ears. Thoughts??
IME, the easiest headphone type *in general* for little ones are the ones that go all the way over the ears like these:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1217030205063

or these

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1082742915065

Good luck!

-Angela
 

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Headphones that go over the head should be adjustable to his head size. The types above are a good to try, but they can run high in price and not everyone can stand to wear them.

I'd start with something like http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...7&catid=11174# before going for a noise cancelling headphone.
 

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Could you maybe attach headphone earpieces to a hat or a fleece headband? Fleece is really easy to sew (no need to hem), so you could probably rig something homemade with fleece and a little velcro pretty easily...
 

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What about these? My only hesitation is that they limit the amplification, but maybe that's a good thing because you couldn't accidentally get it too loud.
http://musicalkidz.com/9954.html?gcl...FQ8Qagod0GihTQ

Or BestBuy seems to sell a pair of kid's headphones for $15.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202648737623

Somewhat off topic, but after reading your other thread, I'm wondering if you can ask your audiologist if they have software where they can filter the sound so that they reduce the amplitude of the frequencies where he has trouble hearing (I know there is sound editing software that will do this (I might even own it, but wouldn't be able to get to it until after the New Year)). That will give you a sense of what he's hearing, and what the effects are for speech. That might make you more comfortable with the decision not to aid. (Or it might spur you in the other direction.)
 

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Thanks for the suggestions


It's been a long rough day at work, so I need to go decompress, but I'll be back tomorrow to talk more
 
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