As part of the process of getting cochlear implants, Lori needed to get hearing aids to try out. I guess the insurance companies insist on trying the $3000 solution before going for the $40-60k solution. So today we met with her audiologist for her first test fitting. Only one hearing aid fit but at least it was the one for her better ear. She was able to hear the audiologist pretty well, but still has a hard time with my voice. But I can talk to her if I’m real close and talk loud, slow, and clear. Still, it’s wonderful to have some form of verbal communication back. I don’t see the hearing aids as a permanent solution, but rather as a small window of opportunity to talk to her before her left ear ends up as bad as her right ear. It is a lot easier to learn sign language when I can tell her what I’m signing.