Teen won't wear hearing aids

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Registered: 08-23-2010
Teen won't wear hearing aids
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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 3:41pm

Hi there. I have a 16 year old boy with relatively mild hearing loss. He's had hearing aids for about the last 12 months.

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Registered: 04-04-2005
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 7:48am

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Registered: 03-09-2009
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 9:21am

My DS just got glasses for the first time (I know, it's not really the same thing) and isn't keen on wearing them. He already gets teased for a whole host of things and is depressed to be giving the kids more ammo. I told him that I wanted him to bring the glasses to school (in his backpack), but it was then up to him whether he wore them or not. I also told him I'd rather they went unworn than being *accidentally* broken or lost. If need be, I'll tutor him at home for the stuff he misses from not seeing the board.

I'm sorry that I have no better advice than that.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 1:33pm
Hi I just happed to run across this and When I was in grade school I got my glasses. I could not see the board either. I had very good luck with the Dr, He insisted on armored glasses. That is why I can see today!
Good luck!

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 3:40pm
Hi.
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Registered: 08-23-2010
Wed, 08-25-2010 - 2:19pm

Thanks for the link! I've posted to the board and I'll see what I

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Registered: 04-04-2005
Wed, 08-25-2010 - 8:18pm
thanks cheryl for posting the link to the board. i couldnt find it. i think i was looking at it and just didnt realize it. ive done that before.
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Registered: 04-30-2000
Wed, 08-25-2010 - 8:39pm
LOL
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-30-2000
Wed, 08-25-2010 - 8:41pm
Debbie, have you thought about contacts for your son?
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Registered: 03-09-2009
Wed, 08-25-2010 - 9:21pm

That's something I might consider for next time. The glasses are already paid for and our insurance only covers glasses/contacts every two years.

And he's definitely not sporty, LOL, so that's not a barrier. I'm a little leery about starting him off with contacts. I've tried them, but my eyes are too dry to wear them successfully (and I've tried the best kind for this issue). My mom has also been told that her eyes are too dry for contacts. My concern is that he'll have issues and either not realize it or not be able to communicate it (he has a language delay/disorder and sometimes is really unclear when trying to communicate something), and it'll just turn out to be a nightmare.

So maybe next time. For now, his vision issue is very mild (up until a few years ago he had 20/20 without glasses) and he probably won't have significant problems if he decides not to wear them.

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Wed, 08-25-2010 - 9:27pm

Since you and your mom both have the same issue, it could be that he has it too...

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