I will never be able to make our children feel a certain way about their hearing aids and hearing loss. However, I can create a culture in our home that fosters self-confidence, resilience, and courage.
With the language we use, the attitudes we portray, and the beliefs we hold as parents, we have a significant influence on how our children see themselves.
This might sound really obvious, but communication issues are the biggest challenges for hard-of-hearing people. Over the past year of blogging as Deafie Blogger, I’ve encountered many situations where deaf people have been let down by the system and can lead to endless frustration.