Hearing Loss

Tips For Parents New To Hearing Loss

By Beth Leipholtz / January 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

This post was originally written for Hearing Like Me. Processing a hearing loss diagnosis as a new parent can feel overwhelming. As a parent new to the world of my child’s hearing loss, I have learned a few tips for parents new to hearing loss, to make the adjustment to a new situation easier. Receiving […]

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Deju Vu and Healing

By Beth Leipholtz / January 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

The morning of October 18, 2019 will forever be engraved in my mind. A small room, a two-hour test, two strangers whispering, hope diminishing. Even now, months later, thinking of that morning makes me want to crawl out of my skin. Getting Cooper’s diagnosis after his initial ABR (auditory brainstem response) didn’t immediately make me […]

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Christmas with Coop: Favorite Gifts For Kiddos With Hearing Loss

By Beth Leipholtz / December 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Christmas with Coop: Favorite Gifts For Kiddos With Hearing Loss

When I first started looking for Christmas gifts for Coop, I didn’t quite realize it was going to make his diagnosis hit me all over again. So many baby toys are focused on noise, which is understandable. But when it came to gifts for Coop, I wanted to make sure they were either educational or […]

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Waardenburg Syndrome: Our “Why”

By Beth Leipholtz / November 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Understanding has always been power for me. If I can understand why something is happening, I feel better equipped to handle it. So of course, when we got Cooper’s diagnosis I needed to know why. Why us? Why him? Why was this happening? But to be honest, I kind of already knew why. I had […]

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Baptism By Fire

By Beth Leipholtz / November 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Baptism By Fire

“Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding your child is exactly the person they are supposed to be. And, if you’re lucky, they might be the teacher who turns you into the person you’re supposed to be.” I came across this quote […]

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