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October 8th, 2008, 07:56 AM
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Hi!

I'm Kel. I'm 25 years old, married to John for 5.5 years, and mother to two fabulous boys: Eric, born in July of 2006, and Daniel, born in March of 2008. Eric is my little wild man, every bit a two year old boy, and hears far too well for his own good sometimes Danny was born a month early with a congenital virus called CMV. He was quite severe, and spent 2 months in the hospital receiving treatment. He fought a bacterial infection as well while in the hospital, a side effect of his white blood cell count bottoming out, and had to receive very strong meds to fight it. Either from the CMV (which has a high risk of hearing loss) or the anti-biotics, Danny was deafened. He had passed his newborn screen, but failed a re-screen at 2 months old.

His official hearing diagnosis of profound bilateral sensorineural loss. He can't hear in either ear until you get into the levels of jet engines and the like. He has been wearing hearing aids for a few months now. They have done quite well for him - halved his loss basically - but that still doesn't leave him with the ability to hear speech. Right now, we are going through the process of getting him qualified for cochlear implants. I know this is a fairly debatable topic, but it's what I feel is right for him and for our family, especially considering he started off with the ability to hear and then had it taken from him.

I'm very glad to have found this board, and can't wait to get to know you ladies!
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October 9th, 2008, 09:04 AM
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Hi,
Just wanted to say, hi. I too have a son who is hearing impaired. He has a bilateral mild to moderate loss. he has been aided since he was 6 wks old. He failed his newborn screen both times at the hospital and then referred for further testing where we found out. I knew something was wrong after he was born because when I spoke he would not turn to look at me. My husband would speak and he would turn too his voice. Unfortunately, we have gone through much testing to find out why Geoffrey is Hearing Impaired but we have no answers everything has been normally.

I have seen other children who are implanted and they are doing beautifully. I hope all goes well.


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October 13th, 2008, 05:51 AM
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His official hearing diagnosis of profound bilateral sensorineural loss. He can't hear in either ear until you get into the levels of jet engines and the like. He has been wearing hearing aids for a few months now. They have done quite well for him - halved his loss basically - but that still doesn't leave him with the ability to hear speech. Right now, we are going through the process of getting him qualified for cochlear implants. I know this is a fairly debatable topic, but it's what I feel is right for him and for our family, especially considering he started off with the ability to hear and then had it taken from him.

I'm very glad to have found this board, and can't wait to get to know you ladies![/b]
Sweetie, I hope the implants go well for your son, and while I do see the controversy in the implants, I know if I was in your shoes, i would be doing the same thing!!! Welcome to the board and I can't wait to get to know you better.
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October 13th, 2008, 05:41 PM
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