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So today I had a hearing test.

Turns out we were right - since having Aiden, my hearing has done the impossible - it's gotten better.

The difference is relatively small; about 5 decibels change in the threshold, at the exact frequency range of a child's voice. But for a measurement that's been unchanged all my life to suddenly improve? That's significant.

Nifty, ain't it?

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lrstrobel
Oct. 12th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
D00d! Yay!
shoebox_bird
Oct. 12th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
That's awesome. Did they say if they'd heard of this sort of thing happening before?
jnanacandra
Oct. 12th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
He was utterly bewildered. It was great :)

It actually leaves me wondering if anyone's done formal research into hearing changes in new mothers, with or without hearing loss.
contentlove
Oct. 12th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
That's a wonderous thing! The exact frequency range of a child's voice, eh? A thrillingly wonderous thing!
minerva42
Oct. 12th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
Very nifty. ^_^ Yay!
leora
Oct. 12th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
That is pretty amazing.
soror_daath
Oct. 12th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
VERY COOL! A gift from the Gods, no less.
lazuli93
Oct. 12th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
that's awesome!
I just shared your news with a few people here at the health center. Everyone is sufficiently in reverent fascination with what we don't understand about the body, motherhood, etc.
omnifarious
Oct. 12th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)

I remember reading an article in Scientific American showing that female mammals became much more competent at a wide range of things after motherhood. :-)

omnifarious
Oct. 12th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)

I see you friended me. *grin* I might humbly suggest that you might find memegarden interesting. She is a member of both our extended communities and has also recently had a baby, though a little less recently (by a few months I think) than you.

apsulute
Oct. 12th, 2006 07:17 am (UTC)
Simply amazing... nature knows her shit!
anubis75
Oct. 12th, 2006 07:26 am (UTC)
Wicked!
aspasia93
Oct. 12th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
that is wicked cool! Congrats!

is this maybe part of a neuro-hearing issue rather than cilia (?)
jnanacandra
Oct. 12th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Nobody knows what caused my hearing problem; the outer and middle ears are fine, which means it's something in the inner ear, which they really can't do much of anything with.
aspasia93
Oct. 13th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
ahh. I have 25-30 in every range -- EXCEPT 3000 in my left ear which neg5. Doc said my ears are borderline normal -- comprehension probs are all neuro, not ear at all. When is the last time your docs ran a full neuro hearing test? It sounds like you may have built a new pathway or two in the hearing center of your brain. The brain is an amazingly plastic thing...
mg4h
Oct. 12th, 2006 10:22 am (UTC)
I'm now hearing this conversation, which is weird but silly ;)

Body: Hey, we're having a baby. That's neat.
Hearing: Yup.
Body: I bet it would be cool if you could hear the baby better when it's crying, you think?
Hearing: That would be useful, definitely.
Body: I think something could be arranged....
oscuridad
Oct. 12th, 2006 11:34 am (UTC)
nice one :)
sunspiral
Oct. 12th, 2006 01:27 pm (UTC)
That's one of the few good versions of the line May you make medical history.
gasbarri
Oct. 12th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
Cool! Nature always finds a way!
LY,
D
makropulos
Oct. 13th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
Wow. Very good news and about 5db is a more than useful bonus :)
queenofhalves
Oct. 13th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
bodies are way cool.
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