Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Found it!

I have found the old right hearing aid mould in a rather obscure location. This is much better than the new one because it doesn't have the incessant squealing from feedback caused by the weak fit of the new one.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Got hearing aids

Phew, we have the hearing aids and new moulds.

The bad news is that the new moulds are rubbish we will have to get new ones made and they wont be available in time. Oh well, at least we still have the old left mould still.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Raphael has a high temperature

He is still ok, the reason that we knew to look was that he was off his food and was drinking a lot. Whenever this happens it is due to a high temperature so Annie tested him and sure enough there it was.

So we have just over two weeks before we leave for NZ and we have no working hearing aids and Raphael coming down with something.

Thursday, 11 September 2008


Raphael coughed all last night. Annie put the humidifier on and increased the CPAP slightly but this did not stop the coughing.

The doctor said that it does not sound like pneumonia, after an examination. So this is probably just yet another cold.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Broken hearing aid

I went to cook dinner and it could not have been more than 10 minutes before my 4yo ran intot he kitchen yelling something about Raphael's hearing aid.

On investigation, I found that I could not find his hearing aids at all. Raphael was handing me a piece of a huggie that normally holds his hearing aid to his ear but now it had been pulled apart and he was kindly handing it to me and signing that I should say thankyou to him for giving it to me.

I could hear the squeel of the hearing aids and soon I found them but they had been compeltely pulled appart. After 15 minutes of searching for hearing aid bits, and a rapid return to the stove when I heard the ominous sound of boiling over water, I had found 2 huggies, 1 hearing aid mould (with tube missing) and 2 hearing aids, one of them with the tube attachemnt thread broken nealry in half. I have no idea where his other mould is. I still can't believe the amount of damage that he managed to do in such a short time. He is normally realy good with his hearing aids.

And of course we are going to New Zealand at the end of this month for the CHARGE conference. I hope that Australian hearing can get us an appointment before then to get new moulds made and repair the hearing aids.