Do You Hear What I Hear?

Wires in his ears

Wires in his ears

I’ve written about Chase’s lack of hearing before.

The tiny room…

The sounds I can hear that he doesn’t…

The frustration in our home as he calls and calls desperately across the house, never once hearing us answer…

Since his doctors surgically cleaned out his ears, the intense frustration has seemed to improve a little.  Now, he seems to be able to hear a voice from across the room, but perhaps that’s just wishful thinking on our parts.  After all, we know the collateral damage we signed on for when we started this journey.

Stimulating his hearing through his skull - fearful and wonderful

Stimulating his hearing through his skull – fearful and wonderful

And yet…

Today, as we wrapped up the audiology exam, she sat down and smiled: “I don’t usually get to tell people this, as it often goes in the other direction, but…his hearing has actually improved!”  The procedure performed in November (when he was under anesthesia for his MRI) was successful and his hearing is within normal ranges in several areas.  His high frequency hearing is still classified as “poor“, but even that has improved from the “unresponsive” conclusion on his last test.

Even as we both celebrate these results and wonder about the results in six months time, I am reminded again of these words…

Chase doesn’t need perfect hearing to hear the voice of God.

Thankful.

Moment by moment.

He feared the giant headphones and we told him that he looked like an airplane pilot :)

He feared the giant headphones and we told him that he looked like an airplane pilot :)

4 responses to “Do You Hear What I Hear?

  1. Another wonderful thing to celebrate! I remember asking if some of the loss would reverse and you weren’t sure. So thrilled to hear of the improvement! Chase, your family and your faith are quite remarkable. You inspire me to be a better person, more positive, more hopeful. Love love love you all

  2. So awesome. We have an awesome God. I love the way God has answered the prayers of so many on behalf of Chase and your family.

  3. He DOES look like an airplane pilot. tell him if he remembers me, Miss Maralee said so. love to you all.

  4. God is an awesome God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

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