Nearly every state in the U.S. requires newborns to be screened for hearing loss prior to discharge from the hospital. A majority of evidence has shown that early identification and intervention for children who are deaf and hard of hearing has a profound effect on their ability to understand and use language.
Written by: Monica Kastilani and Christopher Gensch
Five days. One hundred and twenty hours. And twenty high school teenagers who are deaf and hard of hearing from around the world join together for a jam packed week and leave with lifelong friendships.
When I was diagnosed with a severe-to-profound bilateral hearing loss at 13 months of age, the accommodations I would someday need for my college dorm room were the furthest thing from my parents’ minds.
Image courtesy of Songs for Sound.It was March 2009. I woke up and got my family ready for the day, thinking today was a checklist kind-of-day like every other. You know, mothers live and breathe by the checklist.