Fears are normal after a diagnosis of hearing loss. They can feel debilitating, but facing them head-on can bring healing and hope.
We have three children. The two youngest were born with mild to moderate hearing loss. At the time we were clueless about what this was going to mean for each of them and their future.
When our children were first diagnosed with hearing loss, we had no reference of what a child with hearing loss looked like. We had aunts and grandparents who experienced hearing loss, but only as they grew older. We did not know a single person who wore hearing aids. This made it hard for us to conceptualize what this was going to mean for our children and our family.