With the holidays just around the corner, I have created a list of my favourite gifts for those with a hearing loss.I have covered all ages in this gift guide and hope you find some inspiration here for someone you know!
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My son Harry wore hearing aids until he was 14 months old. Then he was implanted with his cochlear implants. I knew that he would never need his hearing aids again, but I wasn’t sure what to do with them. However, I discovered that there are ways for your old hearing aids to be recycled here in the UK and also in the USA.
Raising a deaf child has had its ups-and-downs, but for the better it has changed my life.
Here’s what I’ve learned, and what I’d like to share with you:
For many parents of children with hearing loss, choosing a school for your deaf child can be overwhelming.
Should we send him to a mainstream school or deaf school? What is the best hearing technology for his classroom? How do I inform his teachers about his hearing loss?
This led us to choose the Advanced Bionics (AB) Neptune. Here is why we chose a waterproof cochlear implant for our son.
Harry is deaf, but wears a cochlear implant. Even though he can hear with his hearing technology, and we communicate orally, we also use sign language with him.
Obviously, I try not to think of Harry as any different than any other child, but sometimes it’s good to talk about some of the things I’ve noticed as a mum of a deaf child.
Here are 6 things I’ve learned as a mom of a child with cochlear implants:
Any special event requires some extra planning, but I’ve found that especially with my deaf toddler, extra noise, people, and activities can be especially overwhelming and daunting. There are ways, however, to ensure these special events are inclusive and fun for them!
If you have been following our journey on Hearing Like Me, you’ll know that my son Harry is three and is profoundly deaf. He wears Advanced Bionics bilateral cochlear implants, which he hears fantastically well through, but of course without them he is again in a world of silence.
He is and always will be a deaf person.