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Stories from Other Families

Read what other families did when they learned their child had a hearing loss.

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A.J.
A.J. is 7 1/2 years old. He has a progressive hearing loss. He wears hearing aids and goes to a school for the deaf.

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Becky
Becky is 5 1/2 years old. She was born with a severe hearing loss. Her parents and her older sister all have normal hearing. Her family decided to use speech and sign to communicate. Becky wears hearing aids and goes to a school for the deaf.

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Debbie
Debbie is a hard-of-hearing 5-year-old who does auditory-verbal therapy. Read what Debbie's parents havd to say about:

Emily
Emily is almost 4 years old. She was born profoundly deaf. Her parents found out she was deaf when she was 1 year old. When she was 2, she got a cochlear implant. Her family talks and uses sign language with her.

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Ricky
Ricky is 4 years old. He was born with a severe to profound hearing loss.
He got a cochlear implant when he was 2. But his family still signs and talks with him.

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