This afternoon Jeremy went to the Australian Hearing services for assessment. He had another hearing test, which again showed that he has high frequency hearing loss. Examples of high frequency sounds are birds chirping, triangles playing and consonant sounds such as "s", "f" and "th" (vowels can be heard normally).
The audiologist recommended that he use hearing aids, because even though he can hear people speaking, he cannot make out what they are saying. This is especially important in the classroom, so that he can both hear and understand when his teacher talks.
Last week, when we explained to Jeremy about his hearing loss and that he would need hearing aids, he surprised us by saying "I want to go and get my hearing aids NOW!". We are thankful that he is so positive and enthusiastic about this new development - unfortunately, it will take a few weeks before his hearing aids will be ready.