Nearly 5 years ago we were blessed with number 3, very unexpected but worth it. My story is to encourage getting a newborn hearing test done on your young one. We were given the test but they couldn’t get clear results which meant repeated trips to the hospital to be tested. At 5 months old the doctor finally turned around and said to us there are good child services available. We then learnt our little daughter was profoundly deaf. This lead into hospital visits, hearing aids, more testing and then finally cochlear implant. We didn’t want to go down that road but it was our only option. We now have a 4 year old with 2 implants at mainstream kinder doing really well. She is still behind in language but her talking is heaven to us. Please get your children checked.

Posted by mom58955, 17th June 2014

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  • My nieces baby was also diagnosed deaf at birth. He is a beautiful little man and at first we were all devoted. thank fully he has now been fitted with cochlear implants and is doing really well. Its such a miracle that this technology is available in our lifetime!


  • Thank you sharing your story and encouraging others to follow threw on inconclusive tests.


  • thank you for sharing. <3


  • Thank goodness it was picked up and there was something that could help. So good that your little girl talks. Some deaf people don’t use their voice and have only a few people in their life to communicate with by signing.


  • I am a firm one on this as I was born deaf in both ears 100% and I spent my child hood in and out of hospital and had my first op at the age of 4. I have never had good hearing but could hear and my Son had problems and was suppose to start high school with a bone conductor but he refused it as the school would not let him wear a hat as flesh colour was pink and he was blonde and their was no fighting with him as he was head strong. My Grandson that my Daughter has he has hearing loss in both ears but they say not enough to bother with which annoys me as it affects his speech. He can not hear words properly and I know if my ENT was still alive he would act on it. Lucky my kids all know to take notice and act on it as this is how they where raised. As I was adopted we did not know if my was just one of those things but when my Daughter was born my ENT checked hers and then told me it was not just a once of it was in the family So I agree get all your little ones checked and if you think they are a bit behind in things get their hearing checked and make it just as normal as going to the doctors. It is automatic with me to get there little face and make them look at me when I speak as I did it with my kids and do it with my Grandkids.
    cochlear implants came years after my time and was not around when I had all my ops and tech was changing with each op I had and it took 27 ops to get me to where I could hear but never perfect hearing and some thing as simple as a cold robs my hearing from me and than it is alot of meds to dry up any fluid as I do not have drainage that a normal person has. Take notice of you little ones speech or if they react to noises from behind or loud noises and if you think there may be something wrong get it checked.


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