Hearing Loss

On Being A Mom Of A Child With Hearing Loss

By Beth Leipholtz / May 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

As Mother’s Day approaches, mothers are likely feeling grateful for their kiddos and reflecting on the past year. It’s no secret that being a mom comes with challenges on its own. But as three mothers learned this past year, being a mother of a child with hearing loss presents a whole other set of obstacles […]

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Our Story or Yours?

By Beth Leipholtz / April 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

My Sweet Coop,  I’m writing this so that someday you can read it and understand. And, if we’re being honest, maybe I’m writing it a little bit so that someday I can look back and understand, too.  Here’s the thing…lately I often find myself wondering how much of this story is too much. How much […]

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What Having A Deaf Baby Has Taught Me

By Beth Leipholtz / March 13, 2020 / 4 Comments

When I initially received the diagnosis that my son Cooper had profound hearing loss, I felt like my world had shattered.  Over the months following his diagnosis, I learned more than I thought possible in such a short time frame. I learned about the technical aspects of hearing loss, yes. But it was more than that. […]

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Hurry Up And Wait

By Beth Leipholtz / March 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

Time is a funny thing. At points, it feels like these 6 months with Cooper in the world and the 5 months since his hearing loss diagnosis have flown by. At other times, it feels like it has slowed everything in our lives and it’s hard to remember a “before.” When we decided to go […]

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How Connecting With Parents Of Deaf Children Made A Difference In My Life

By Beth Leipholtz / February 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

The day we found out my son Cooper was profoundly deaf, one of the first things I did was search social media to connect with parents of deaf or hard of hearing children. For me, gaining knowledge and forming connections makes the unknown seem more manageable.  Around the time I connected with parents of deaf […]

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Why Being Vocal About Hearing Loss Matters As a Parent

By Beth Leipholtz / January 30, 2020 / 2 Comments

This post was originally written for Hearing Like Me. Two months ago, I didn’t know a thing about hearing loss beyond the obvious. But that’s because two months ago, we hadn’t yet received our son’s diagnosis. I’ve since learned that being vocal about hearing loss matters especially if you were once a parent new to hearing […]

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