The story of Ben, whose favorite color is orange....
Too adorable! I love that outfit!
Julia,We don't have a dry and store yet (we just have the hearing aid canister that came with his aids). What version do you have? I noticed they sell a Zephyr and Global models... one disinfects and the other doesn't. I'm trying to figure out what model we should get!
Agh. I just went with the Global, since it has the disinfection for the earmolds. It costs more, but why not? If it makes his aids last longer it will be worth it!
Leah, yeah, we have the Global. It has a UV light that shines for about 8 minutes at the beginning of the cycle, and this supposedly disinfects. Also, it has a larger compartment, large enough for a BTE CI when he starts wearing one. Totally worth the investment -- we often see a little condensation in his HA tubes by the end of the day, and after a night in D&S it's gone. The unit is bulky enough that we don't take it on trips, but it's great for at home.Also, did Michelle Dube give you a little HA brush that has a hook at the other end? Great for scooping out wax....
Thanks for the info! We did get two little wire loop/brush devices for the hearing aids- they've come in quite handy (especially with Nolan's intermittent middle ear issues)! We're going to California in April (family visit), and I'll probably leave it at home and just take the drying canister. California doesn't tend to be all that humid, so we should be OK. And I would dread going through security with it (I can only imagine the thoughts of the security people)!
We just went to WI for Christmas, and going through security had its ups and downs. With his implant, Ben is guaranteed to set off the metal detector, so he'll always have to be hand-wanded, which can take a lot of time with a baby. On the way out, the people at Buffalo were great -- they knew what a CI was and they made everything easy. On the way back, the Madison TSA staff were ... well, it was a much different experience, and we barely made it to the gate in time!
It sounds like yourexperience in WI was difficult. The HA situation is a easier because people are more familiar with them, but I do wonder if they'll set off metal detectors. I guess we'll find out! They seem to be mostly plastic (and no magnet like with a CI) so hopefully we'll get through without any hassle. It's hard enough keeping two boys in the same location when everything goes smoothly!
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