Support & Advice
Need Support? Need to talk?
Finding out your child is hearing impaired at whatever age, is very difficult and a very emotional time. There are practical and emotional questions that you are bound to have. Earsay have access to parents, on the committee or as friends of Earsay, who have young children to teenagers with a range of hearing loss including cochlea implants.
If you would like to talk to a parent who has been on this journey you can contact us now.
Caroline Ashworth | Email Caroline here
At the time of writing this, (March 2012) my son is 11 and was diagnosed with a severe loss in his left ear and a profound loss in his right ear at 8 months old following pneumococcal meningitis. He wore two hearing aids until he was about 6 and then he decided that he just wanted to wear one in his left ear as it did not help him access much usable hearing in the right.
He is at De La Salle College, plays the flute (currently taking grade 4) and piano, is in the Jersey Instrumental Service intermediate wind band and is a member of the Scouts.
He has never ever let his hearing impairment affect what he can do in life and we have always taken it for granted that he will do all the things any other 11 year old would do.