Hearing loss is a spectrum. The child may hear some but not all sounds. A child should have their hearing tested who has delayed speech, responds to sounds inconsistently, is inattentive, displays behavioral changes or responds incorrectly to simple basic questions.
The following are recommended questions to ask your doctor and hospital prior to your stay:
Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) is a national campaign by ASL4Deaf Kids, which aims to end language
Just because a person who is deaf can read lips does not mean that is the best way to communicate with them. The hearing community lacks an understanding of the real effort that goes into accessing conversation this way.
There are many more misconceptions. These are just a starting point for a conversation.
Will my tinnitus take another turn for the worse? I hope not. These are worries that I have, but I cannot spend time on them. I can only focus on living each day the best that I can.
Rather than wallow in fear, I put together these 10 tips for tackling Thanksgiving dinner with a hearing loss. I hope they help you approach the holiday with more joy and less fear. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Dining out at a restaurant can be problematic these days. Noise levels have grown, tables are stacked closer and closer together, and glass and hardwood are all the rage for decor, leaving even less cushioning or carpet behind for sound absorption. Layer hearing loss on top of all this, and dining out can be quite a challenge.
Sound Premiers at Seattle's ACT Theatre; An Innovative, Modern and Historic Perspective on the Lives of the Deaf
All in all, Sound is a production that leaves audiences inspired and asking questions of themselves and of others.
Now THAT's fatherly love.