Hi Tina, If it's any consolation I've heard that the younger they are to get them the more success people seem to have in getting children to wear them. As Lewis is still so tiny hopefully he will adjust quickly to having them and then it won't seem strange to him.
Harry did have hearing aids for a while, now he's getting a BAHA softband (it's a bone conduction hearing aid which goes round his head), and fingers-crossed we're getting that on Thursday. Harry has eczema in his ears which is why he can't have the conventional hearing aids now.
Do they know if Lewis's hearing loss is caused by glue ear? If it is then hopefully it will be a temporary hearing loss which will improve when he is older. Good luck with it all, I know it must feel like 'one thing after another' for you at the mo. xxx
Hi, George was exactly the same, kept failing the hearing tests, which they are sure is just down to glue ear. He had hearing aids just after his first birthday and I'm sorry to say they were an absolute nightmare as he kept taking them out and chewing them. Thankfully though his hearing has improved - still not in the 'normal' range but he hasn;t needed his aids since March and is doing fine. We go for another check up in a couple of weeks. Do you know the level of Lewis's hearing? George's was about 70 decibels to begin with and now is between 40 and 45. They said that he would have been able to hear before but wouldn;t have been able to hear all the sounds of a word so it would have affected his speach in the long run. ALso he will probably have grommets later on when his ears have grown a bit! xx