Dear Lipreading Mom,
My son has auditory neuropathy and is really struggling socially. He has been
acting out more and wants to be in an environment where there are more hearing impaired children. Please provide me with any information.
Dear Merciful Mom,
I am so sorry your son is experiencing social issues on top of auditory
neuropathy. You might contact www.HandsandVoices.com, which is a national advocacy group for parents of children with hearing loss. There are chapters in most U.S. states and may be one near you. Also contact the Hearing Loss Association of America at www.hearingloss.org and consider becoming a member. It has a
Please know that you and your son are not alone. Other parents with children who have auditory neuropathy are likely to be found online, through social media. I hope you find this wide range of support helpful.
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Shanna Groves was diagnosed with progressive hearing loss after the birth of her first child. She was 27. Raised in a hearing family, Shanna traces her hearing loss to a genetic loss on the paternal side of her family. She is mom to three young children, a published author, and speaker. Her books are featured at www.ShannaGroves.com. Shanna blogs about being a hard of hearing mom at http://LipreadingMom.com.