Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Jack was just fitted with Clearvoice yesterday. He has been complaining about not hearing his teacher this year. We have tried an FM, but at his school he gets a lot of static and we have tried to fix and change things many times without change. Anyway, Jack's audiologist mentioned fitting Jack with Clearvoice and got him in right away. I will be excited to see if Jack notices a difference when he gets home from school today.

One thing that I will say, the volume needed to be turned up during programing. The audiologist said it usually needs to be adjusted to +5 to +10. Jack was turned up to +5 and he said it sounded great, but when we got home he said it needed more. Another thing that seemed to bother him is he was watching Adventure Time (his favorite show) and the characters were talking and there was music in the background of the program. He was very upset, saying he could only hear the talking and not the music....he wanted to hear both! He didn't like it!

I called the Audiologist this morning to discuss this with her and she suggested if Jack is still unhappy by Monday she will put his old program on a setting just for TV. He can have the Clearvoice for school and harder to hear situations. I will let you know our findings.......

So far....not sure if we are for Clearvoice or not???!!!!

With the cancel out feature for background noise....does it cancel out too much environmental sounds? Is this a safety concern (cars, ect)?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Update on Jack

Today is January 12, 2012. Jack is now 9, almost 10...in February. We have been so please with Jack and his progress. He is mainstreamed in school and is doing great. He just brough home his end of second quarter math assesment test and he got a 93%. He is still having some trouble with reading...he's in 3rd grade and reading at a 2nd grade level, but he is catching up.

Jack is still seeing his AVT, who works mainly on reading and auditory memory tasks with him. Jack's articulation has greatly improved. The only thing he does now is mixes up his sentence structure sometimes in speech. This is why we believe the auditory memory piece will help this. He is also seeing a reading speciality outside of school.

In addition, to school and therapy, Jack has been playing hockey for the past year. He has just started playing goalie for an In-house Leauge and is doing great. He will probably be trying out for travel this year.

We are so proud of Jack and all his acomplishments! I never thought I would be as relaxed with Jack as I have been lately. It seems like as he matures, he is taking so much responsibility for himself now with his hearing and speech. He is a very hard worker and has such a personality that he attracts all that meet him.

Happy New Year!