Six-year-old Elyse Wright has a sweet smile and cascading brown curls. Most people would never realize the headband she wears anchors a device that helps her overcome hearing loss. Elyse was born with a malformed left ear. As a result, she has conductive hearing loss that happens when sounds cannot get through the middle and […]
My little Joe. It is hard to believe that my son – 6 foot, 4 inch tall and size 17 shoe – was 5 pounds, 8 ounces when he was born. His early childhood was typical, with nothing of major concern except that he and his twin, Elizabeth, had their own language for a time. […]
Hearing loss is one of the most common issues found at birth and, luckily, one of the most treatable according to Akron Children’s clinical audiologist Allison Harris. “Speech and hearing are interrelated,” she said. “When children can’t hear, whether it’s due to middle ear fluid or permanent cochlear or nerve damage, it can impact them […]
As a parent, you want to equip your child with every opportunity to improve and do better. That’s even more true when you have a child with some special needs.
After Jordan’s febrile seizure from his raised temperature caused by an ear infection and influenza A, we thought it would be a good idea to see Dr. Milo, an ear nose and throat (ENT) doctor at Akron Children’s. We’ve had some great feedback from family friends who’ve seen him in the past so we scheduled our appointment.
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 […]