by kdreher (2482 Posts), Fri May 21, 2010 09:29 am
Just wondering if anyone here has dealt with hearing loss and a child wearing hearing aids.
Michael failed his newborn screening in 08, March 09 diagnosed with a mild-moderate hearing loss in right ear, 3 weeks ago follow up revealed high frequency hearing loss in both ears so yesterday at the 2nd appt we discussed and molded him for hearing aids. He is 18 mos and hardly says any true words. Lots of sounds, etc. He is being seen through our state Early Intervention and now on waiting list for Speech Therapy...but I'm going through a hosp for speech as well using my insurance as we have no idea how long it'll take via the EI program.
I'm 100% fine with him being aided as a preemie I know that he could have many other issues. I wish his father wasn't so ignorant about why the aids are a good thing (but that's another topic).
So, just looking for any tips, support, good book to read, etc. My best friend since 3rd grade is an audiologist so it's been a real help to have her to lean on too.