Great News!

Early results from the MRI just came in: Fiona’s cochlear and acoustic nerves are both normal. In other words, she is eligible for the Cochlear Implant!!!

This is fantastic news!



No word yet on the root cause of her hearing loss. Most likely it’s damage to her auditory hair cells inside the cochlea, but we don’t know that for sure yet. (See my cochlear implant post for more on that). Hoping to learn more soon.

Still, this is pretty much the best possible result we could hope for.

Onward to the hearing aids tomorrow.



12 thoughts on “Great News!

  1. Stephanie

    YAAAAYYY!! I am so happy to hear this!! What fantastic news!! So, what color do you think you’re going to go with? Now that you know she’s eligible, you can start planning. If you need an artistic eye on it, let me know!! I’m happy to lend mine! 😉 YAy!!

  2. Pamela Edwards

    Mark, Eliza and Fiona the news is so WONDERFUL!!! Cheers back to you! Love, Aunt Pam xxxooo

  3. Eliza

    Thank you SO much everyone!! Coincidentally Grandma Penny will be watching Fiona tonight and so the parents really have something to celebrate at dinner tonight!! We are so happy that she will have access to sound in order to learn how to listen and talk!!! Yayyyy!!!! 🙂 Best news ever!!! 🙂

  4. Dennis Tabako

    Great news! I know it’s been a while since I checked in with you guys but it’s great to have this blog to keep up with how you’re all doing! Keep going strong!

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