Our son Dylan failed his newborn hearing screening at birth. We were referred to Akron Children’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Center for follow up testing. Our worst fears were confirmed when Dylan was just four weeks old. He was diagnosed as profoundly hearing impaired in both ears.
I never fully appreciated the sense of hearing until my 18-month-old son was diagnosed with severe/profound hearing loss. Toby was born with hearing, but for some reason lost most of it when he was 12-15 months old. Unfortunately, this was a critical time for speech development. In addition, we believe he went nearly nine months […]