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Monday, October 11, 2010

Bumps and Bruises

So school is going well, however, since Caleb is new at walking he takes things too fast and has fallen a couple times in school. He actually gave himself a black eye when he fell and cracked his temple on a chair. His teacher is wondering if he would be safer wearing a helmet while in school so he can be independent yet safe. We okayed the idea so we are looking into helmets. I also asked the school and his physical therapist if she could go evaluate him at school to see if she could make any suggestions. She will be visiting his classroom this week to see if maybe some sort of brace could help him be more stable.

Caleb has been very adamant at not wanting to wear his hearing aid and we aren't sure why. We are taking him to his audiologist this week to get a program put on his hearing aid that will allow him to hook up to the FM system at school.
Here is a little bit about how an FM system works:
Personal frequency modulation (FM) systems are like miniature radio stations operating on special frequencies assigned by the Federal Communications Commission. The personal FM system consists of a transmitter microphone used by the speaker and a receiver used by the listener. The receiver transmits the sound to your hearing aid either through direct audio input or through a looped cord worn around the listener's neck.

Personal FM systems are useful in a variety of situations such as listening to a travel guide or book review, in a classroom lecture, in a restaurant, in a sales meeting, or in a nursing homes or senior center.

FM systems are also used in theaters, places of worship, museums, public meeting places, corporate conference rooms, convention centers, and other large areas for gathering. In this situation, the microphone/transmitter is built into the overall sound system. You are provided with an FM receiver that can connect to your hearing aid (or to a headset if you don't wear a hearing aid)

I am hoping he will get over this aversion to the hearing aid, as I think the FM system for him would be great. Crossing our fingers that he gets used to his hearing aid again very soon. I have also asked the audiologist if we can fit Caleb for a piece that goes on the hearing aid to help it not flop on his earlobe as this is the earlobe that folds over a little bit.

Well I just wanted to post a quick update to let you know where we are!

God Bless you all!!

God Bless Caleb and Camryn!!

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