Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I Love This Thing!!!!!!!!!
OK, so I finally figured out how to work this new piece for Kenzie's implant. It is actually an ear hook that attaches to her external processor. There is an extra port on this ear hook so I can attach a cable to it and into a portable device like an MP3 player or a Leapster. So I put it on her to see if she could hear, she is always wanting to put my head phones on, but when you are deaf, you just can't hear through them, but this attachment is kind of like headphones, because the music goes directly into her implant so even though none of us can hear what she is hearing and there is nothing stuck in her ears, she is jamming away. It is so cute, she has been shaking her little booty and dancing all afternoon. She keeps saying, "Can I keep this on forever?" I had to tell her that she would be in trouble at school if she was listening to my MP3 player all day. Anyways, I am so happy for her to have this new piece of technology to make her life even more exciting! I still am baffled that some people feel that by giving her the gift of sound, (her cochlear implant)we are ruining her life and changing the way God made her. It is so the contrary, we are allowing her to express herself for the whole world to hear and see. She loves being able to hear and talk. We are teaching her some basic sign language just for fun, but for people to tell us how wrong we are for chosing to let her hear, I just will never understand. Oh and that top picture is of her belting out some serious La La's.