She's got her new ears!!!

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Registered: 08-09-2004
She's got her new ears!!!
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Tue, 03-25-2008 - 2:49am

YAY EMMA FINALLY GOT HER NEW EARS!!!


I don't know if you guys remember, but I came in here a while back about my infant daughter.

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Registered: 03-17-2008
Thu, 05-01-2008 - 3:21pm

Hello. I just found this board and wanted to write and say hi. My now 3 1/2 year old son was diagnowed with a severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss at birth. We tried hearing aids for the first 6-7 months, and at that point he refused to leave them in. We ended up getting him a cochlear implant, and it has been a god send. He can now speak and hears very well with his implant, however if he is not wearing it he can't hear anything really. I just wanted to suggest signing time to all of the parents of young hearing impared children. It was a fun and very easy way for me to pick up asl, and my son started signing at 6 months. No joke. you can go to signingtime.com and check out their website. Some cities also sponser this program on their local pbs station.


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Registered: 08-09-2004
Sat, 04-05-2008 - 12:17pm

Thanks for the advice.


That is exactly what we are going to do.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 04-05-2008 - 9:32am
I am glad to hear that! Just remember that sign communication and spoken communication do not have to be exclusive of one another. I know some very intelligent deaf adults who use both - very, very well, including one who only uses sign when talking to me (a hearing person) because we work in cubicles and it is our "privacy mode." Its good to have options!
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Registered: 08-09-2004
Wed, 04-02-2008 - 3:08am

So far, so good.


We start ASL classes next Tuesday...


Hoping that this will open her communication up

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 04-01-2008 - 11:31pm
Congratulations! It sounds like you are all are off to a great start!
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Registered: 08-09-2004
Wed, 03-26-2008 - 6:25pm

Yeah, they are absent/focal seizures.

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Wed, 03-26-2008 - 2:39pm

THis is great news!

Maria :)