Saturday, February 25, 2012

Why I Choose Not to Drop Sign Language for My Daughter Who Has a Cochlear Implant

By breastpumpreviews

I started looking at cochlear implant options for my daughter when she was three years old. My daughter was born deaf and has a bilateral hearing loss. Her hearing loss was detected when she was born, she failed the initial hearing screening that was performed at the hospital. I had to take her back to the hospital for a repeat hearing screening about two weeks after we left the hospital, once again she failed the hearing screening.

Then she was referred to the ENT to determine if her hearing loss was caused by fluid in her ears. Her ears were normal and they weren't being blocked by fluids. So the next step was an Auditory Brainstem Response Test (ABR). She was just a few weeks old when these were performed, she had to sleep during the test so that they could get an accurate result. After several failed tests, it was determined that she was in fact deaf.

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10 comments:

John O'Connor said...

Hello,

My name is John and I have a quick question about your blog! Could you please email me?

Thank you,

John

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Interpreters have the responsibility to do their best to interpret all communication. If there is anything you do not wish the Deaf or Hard of Hearing person to know, it is best to take that communication outside of the room or setting.

technical translation services said...

Interpreters have the responsibility to do their best to interpret all communication. If there is anything you do not wish the Deaf or Hard of Hearing person to know, it is best to take that communication outside of the room or setting.

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When you’ve got to have a serious conversation, it’s best to have an interpreter at hand who knows what he/she is doing.Even on the most complicated situation an interpreter could relate to the instances. It's good to know that courts take interpreter training seriously, and that there are qualified, professional interpreting services available for most languages.

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A simple and absolutely painless hearing screening along with vision screening is carried out in order to examine the strength and weaknesses of your ears.
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John O'Connor said...

Hi,

My name is John and I have a quick question about your blog! Could you please email me?

Thank you,

John

Lil Butterfly said...

hello :)
i'm an Indonesian who's been learning ASL since 2 years ago.
would you mind to check my ASL (American SIgn Language) videos here?

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6LAiHmiPF2b6TiGtm8ET-_AGI46Q8cqm

thank you and nice to meet you :)

New Slate Films said...

Thank you for sharing this story. I've been working on a documentary about this very topic for the last 7 years. You can see the trailer at our fundraiser campaign on Kickstarter.

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