Hearing Loss

Raising Your Child To Be Comfortable With Hearing Loss

By Beth Leipholtz / August 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Soon after finding out about our son Cooper’s profound hearing loss, I began thinking about how my husband and I could raise him to be proud of who he is and what makes him different. Rather than look the other way, I wanted us and him to learn to embrace his hearing loss, to teach […]

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How To Talk About Your Child’s Hearing Loss Diagnosis

By Beth Leipholtz / August 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

When we first got the diagnosis that our son is profoundly deaf, the idea of saying those words aloud felt impossible. After our appointment, I couldn’t even call my family. I had to send them a text instead because I couldn’t find the words. By saying it myself, it became real — and for a […]

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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 To Advocate For Your Child With Hearing Loss

By Beth Leipholtz / June 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

As I was preparing to become a mom, I knew I’d need to be my child’s voice at points. I’ve always been one to take action when necessary, even prior to having a child, so I wasn’t particularly worried about speaking up for my kids. However, I never anticipated having a child with a profound hearing […]

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What To Do Early On For Your Deaf Baby

By Beth Leipholtz / June 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

When receiving an early diagnosis of hearing loss for your child, it’s easy and normal to feel overwhelmed. For some, these feelings lead to a paralyzation of sorts, as processing takes time. Others take that diagnosis and begin doing everything possible to understand and take control of the situation. However, there’s a lot you can […]

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How I’m Teaching My Deaf Baby Sign Language

By Beth Leipholtz / May 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Prior to giving birth to my son Cooper, who has profound hearing loss, I only knew a few basic signs. At one point I’d known the alphabet, but even that was long gone by the time Cooper came along. I decided to teach my deaf baby sign language. Upon being told our baby was deaf, […]

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