I am a first time mom! I have a 6 week old son, AJ who is my world. I also have hearing loss in both ears which require aides but it was diagnosed later in life. So while I was pregnant, in the back of my mind I was worried the entire time that I would pass on the impairment.
So when he failed his newborn screening at the hospital, I was devastated. My husband and I both got right on it though, testing after testing, and it was officially diagnosed as mild to moderate hearing loss. Hearing aides and early intervention would be needed. So of course, as a paranoid new mom, I did all my research and finally found a message board for this kind of thing.
I can't tell you how much it helps to have a community that knows what I will be going thru.
I feel guilty now because I feel like something else will go wrong with him. Like I almost can't enjoy my beautiful son because he has "one strike" against him so to speak. I sound horrible but I am sure that some of you can relate. I keep on telling myself everyday that it is what it is....he will be able to hear. But is just hard.
Any advice about hearing aides and babies/kids?? Any advice in general about what will come??
Thanks so much for listening. This is my first post!! :)