This article combines some of my most favorite issues: kids with hearing loss and elderly family members. I m so lucky to have grandparents, who live near me and make my life more wonderful and interesting. My kids are incredibly lucky to have great-grandparents in their day-to-day lives! I never knew any of my great-grandparents [...]
A friend called me from the middle of an appointment with his preschool-aged child to find out what type of hearing aid he should get for his newly-diagnosed child. I told him a behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid. He asked “But the little ones they have here are so small, you can barely see them?” I [...]
A reader wrote: “I do want to point out that there are many Spanish or other kind of family growing up in America and the Spanish/Mexican kids speak Spanish with their parents and family and have to go to school and use ENGLISH. Is that any different??” Yes, dear reader, I think it is. As [...]
Why don’t you want to go to the Halloween/Christmas/Hannuka/any other holiday/birthday/anniversary/any other kind of party – everyone else is going!?
Being a guest at a party is not supposed to be too stressful. Yes, some parties are obligations that you might not feel so enthusiastic about. Yes, you need to get dressed appropriately, you might need to bring a gift, and you need to arrive on time but not too early, but attending a party [...]
Imagine: you and your spouse have given birth to the most beautiful baby girl. She is perfect, with 10 tiny fingers and 10 tiny toes and a little dimple on her chin – just like her dad. Everything went smoothly and as you prepare to leave the hospital and take your baby home, there is [...]
“We found out three months ago that our baby is deaf. We are still taking her to follow-up appointments and trying to sort out exactly what she needs. We are also slowly getting over the shock of it all – it was a perfectly normal pregnancy and no one in our family has a hearing [...]