Even though Ethan has been activated since October 10, I feel like he has only really been hearing since we saw the first response to sound 10 days ago. Last week he was tested in a sound booth and detected speech at 60 decibels, which they assured me meant that he is hearing conversation. Since he has only turned to sounds like clapping and rattles, I wasn't convinced until the test was done. Now that we realize he can hear us speak we are really talking up a storm and saying his name a lot.
Today he vocalized more than ever. We heard him vocalize the M all day long, but by evening he was making the N sound. It was very distinct too, no mistaking it! This is seriously cool people!