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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?
The “hearing aid team” includes the instrument expert and the client or patient. I had to partner with my audiologist. She could not do this job all by herself.
The many decisions that a hearing specialist makes for us rely on the information that we – the clients – provide. While technology is very important, it is the honest cooperation between the “team members” that will make the technology work to our advantage. As I found out, even personalities count.
Here’s the steps I took, and my advice for buying hearing aids: