Friday, August 20, 2010

Walk4Hearing - What can you do to help? Pediatric hearing loss...

Please join our team or contribute in any way you can to this cause dear to my heart. Both of my kids were born with hearing loss and wear hearing aids. We are lucky they they have hit all of their milestones with speech but we know many that are not this fortunate.

On September 25th we will be heading to the walk... it is important for my kids to see other peers and adults with hearing loss, see how well they communicate and show them that there is nothing to be afraid of.

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Caitlyn & Conor's Walk4Hearing Page

As many of you may know, both Caitlyn and Conor have hearing loss. Caitlyn (4.5yrs old) was diagnoised with bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss in the mild/moderate range and has been aided since 3 months old. Thankfully this was caught early and she is on target with her hearing peers. 

Conor was also diagnoised in August 09 with bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss in the mild/moderate range.  He has had his hearing aids since he was 4 months old.

We are fortunate that both kids received an early diagnoisis and will be on track for typical speech development.  I wish I could say that I was surprised when we found out about Conor's hearing loss but I almost expected it. Our next step is to start genetic testing and see where that takes our family.  If your kid is delayed in speech or you think he/she may not hear you - please don't take the wait and see approach. Be proactive. As parents we are the kids only true advocate.

My family will be participating in the Walk4Hearing to support all those with hearing loss. I need your support to make this event a success. Please take a moment to sponsor my efforts. Thanks!


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