I took Madaline to have her hearing tested this morning. I tend to forget how strong she is, while I NEVER forget how loud she can be. She was 100% banshee before, during, and after the exam.
Good news....she can hear. Even though she was screaming as if I was trying to skin her alive, she still responded very well to all the sounds that were presented to her. After the test, when my mom took her back out to the waiting room so I could hopefully get rid of the ringing in my ears, and have a conversation with the specialist. (My mom took the day off, so that Madaline could go back home after this newly inflicted trauma, and not have to go to the sitters) She pretty much immediately stated that there is NOTHING wrong with her ears. There is not way that they would be connected with an speech delay.
As an interesting side note, we discussed last year when Madaline was sick from about the beginning of February until almost of the end of April. This was about the same time, our Ped passed us off to the allergist, when in fact, all she has was a raging sinus infection. The hearing dudette (as dh still refers to them as), stated that perhaps, during that time, there was some sickness induced hearing loss, which, for all intents and purposes, could not account for the delay. KWIM? Maybe I am grasping at straws, but, it does seem to make sense to me. The time frame seems to fit with the length of her delay. IDK....
So, for now, we just continue on with ST and at least we know, 100% for sure, that she can hear.