And the result has been wonderful. No more needing to call her name three times to get her attention and more vocalizing during the day. Melanie and I were very worried Whit wouldn't tolerate the new aids after being without any correction for months. But the audiologist has kept the volume dialed back a bit so Whitney's not overwhelmed.
The aids themselves must be incredibly comfortable to wear. The weigh literally almost nothing and they're barely big enough to house the battery at the largest end. They feature an indicator light to ensure they're on and working and they don't have an on switch to make sure they don't actually get turned off during the day. Instead we simply flip open the battery door at the end of the day. The new aids are the shade of pink Whitney requested and the molds contain a special sparkle pink glitter. Perfect for my little girl.
Whitney has worn them partial days since she got the new aids in the middle of the week and hasn't complained or taken them out. They're helping her hear much better and they arrived before the beginning of the new school year. I'd call this a huge success.