So you found out your child has severe hearing loss.
Maybe you discovered it during a newborn hearing screening, or maybe they were already a few months old and not responding to your voice. Your child might already have hearing aids, or you might be discussing with an audiologist about getting your child fit with a cochlear implant.
You and your child may just be embarking on their hearing journey, and it may seem overwhelming. Especially because it could take months or even years before your child can be considered and then fit with a cochlear implant. But there are still a lot of things you can do to prepare them for being implanted, and help develop their communication skills long before activation day.