As a mother, I think feeling guilty often comes with the territory. When dealing with discovering your child has a hearing loss – and you didn’t even know it for some time – these feelings can often surge up to al all time high. At least they did for me back in 2001, when we realized AC had a hearing loss.
As I mention on the “background page“, AC was probably born with mild/mod hearing loss, but, we didn’t know it until he was 4 years old. Once we were LOOKING for it, there were signs everywhere… but, up until that point, we really had NO clue.
This is an email I found that I had written to a friend back then… I thought Continue reading
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