Cochlear Implants

Hello, Holland Now Available

By Beth Leipholtz / November 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

I’m happy and proud to announce that the book documenting our journey is now available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon! If finances are an issue, please reach out and I will provide a copy.

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Why We Chose Cochlear Implants

By Beth Leipholtz / September 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

When we were first told our son Cooper was profoundly deaf, we were presented with an overwhelming amount of information, including the various options for long-term communication.  As any parent in that position can attest to, it’s a lot to take in. In the midst of processing an unexpected diagnosis, you also have to begin […]

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What To Expect For Your Child’s Cochlear Implant Surgery

By Beth Leipholtz / July 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

On Friday, June 19, our little boy got cochlear implants. Leading up to surgery, I felt I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Still, nothing can really prepare you for your child’s cochlear implant surgery, which includes sending your child off with utter trust in their team, especially during a pandemic. Our experience was […]

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Activation Day!

By Beth Leipholtz / July 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe the day finally came and Cooper heard sound for the first time! We have had this day on our radar since we got Coop’s diagnosis. Activation went as expected, with some tears and some wonder. The video does a much better job at capturing it than my words will, so have […]

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How Far We’ve Come

By Beth Leipholtz / June 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

I remember early on in this journey, when I was broken and so upset, another parent of a deaf child told me, “Someday, you’ll look back and this won’t all seem so impossible and so huge.” At the time, I didn’t think I’d ever reach that point. Cooper’s diagnosis was all-consuming. My child couldn’t hear. […]

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When There’s No Right Decision

By Beth Leipholtz / December 4, 2019 / Comments Off on When There’s No Right Decision

As a parent, you expect your child will be different from you — but you expect this in the small ways. Maybe their food preferences, or their favorite color, or their sense of humor. What you don’t expect is for them to be different in the really freaking big ways, like in their ability to hear — or not hear, in our case. But here’s a pretty staggering statistic: 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents. That’s pretty wild when you think about it.

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