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.