#HelpingHarryHear | A World of New Sounds

It’s been almost 2 weeks since Harry’s Cochlear Implant’s
were activated and we are starting to see the first signs of some real
reactions from our little chap.  He has
been turning a little to loud noises, laughing at some and his babble has
become louder and constant!  There is no
doubt about it that he is hearing himself more than anything else and spends
ages chatting away to himself and shouting at us!
It’s so nice to see and hear because at first we weren’t
really seeing any changes in him at all. 
The Auditory Implant Centre assure us that Harry is doing so well and
the implants are definitely stimulating his auditory nerve providing some
hearing for him but they don’t want to shock or scare him so they are being “turned
up” very gradually week by week.  We may
not see any strong reactions for a couple of months, his brain needs to learn
sound as if he was a newborn baby and eventually he will start to realise what
he is hearing and where it is coming from.
As for keeping the actual head gear on, he has done
amazingly!!  He very rarely touches them
or yanks them off they just fall off a lot of the time as the magnet isn’t very
strong.  A few people have asked why they
can’t just use a stronger magnet in the headpiece and the reason is because it
would rub on his delicate skin and become uncomfortable, eventually tearing his
scalp so he wouldn’t be able to wear it. 
As he grows and gets older his skin will get tougher and the magnet will
be changed – we can’t wait for that as it’s a pain in the arse them falling off
all the time!!
People tend to immediately stare at him when we have been
out and about but this doesn’t bother me in the slightest.  In fact it makes me super proud and its
lovely when strangers actually come over and ask what he has on his head rather
than just shying away from it uneducated. 
I am more than happy to explain what his magic ears are, how they work
and how they are changing his little life already! 
Again, I just want to thank each and every one of you who have
taken the time to check up on how Haribo is doing, and for your amazing
comments on his first reactions video – I will pop it below in case you missed
it!  I hope by now you have more of an
understanding as to what a Cochlear Implant is and that you can help us to
spread the word about them and deaf awareness as a whole
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  • Reply Poppy Reflects 19/03/2015 at 10:25 pm

    Such an emotional video to watch!

    So happy for you that Harry's implants are already making a difference.

    Please keep up the updates!



  • Reply Katey 23/03/2015 at 7:48 am

    It's so lovely to see the implants are working well! x

  • Reply LilypodSweetpea 04/04/2015 at 7:21 am

    This is so amazing, Everyday he's experienceing all these new sounds and you get to watch it all! It's great that people come and ask, in sure some don't want to be rude by asking but I love it when people ask what Jaspys birthmark is on his face, especially when kids point right at it, they're so tactless haha
    I can't wait to see what other wonders Harry brings, so happy for you all!

  • Reply Christine 06/04/2015 at 12:56 am

    What, that is amazing and you are a rock star mother!!

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