My son is 10 months old and is in daycare four days a week. When I pick him up, he usually doesn’t have his hearing aids on. [Read More...]
Question: My son is 10 months old and is in daycare four days a week. When I pick him up, he usually doesn’t have his hearing aids on. I keep telling them he needs to wear the hearing aids but nothing has changed. What else can I do?
Answer: It sounds like you are doing a wonderful job advocating for your son’s needs. That can be challenging because the people you rely on are likely unfamiliar with hearing aids and hearing loss. You may want to consider using a couple of approaches to help you with your current situation. First, you can have your son wear a thin cotton cap when he is at the daycare. Hannah Anderson pilot caps work well for young children. This will keep him from taking the hearing aids off, and allow him to still hear. Second, showing the daycare providers the Hearing Aid Use tutorial on our website may help them better understand so they can support his hearing needs when he is at daycare.
I have three children, and my youngest was recently diagnosed with a hearing loss. [Read More...]
Question: I have three children, and my youngest was recently diagnosed with a hearing loss. He is only one month old, how should I explain her hearing loss to her brother and sister? They are 3 and 5 years old.
Congratulations on the birth of this precious new member of your family! You are asking a great question. The relationships between siblings is important. Thinking about how your daughter’s hearing loss should be considered shows you are sensitive to this important relationship. Children may respond differently based on their age, their birth order in the family, and their observations of how you are reacting too. There are many things to consider as you balance the needs of all three of your children. There is a tutorial on siblings that you may find helpful.