When parents find out that their child has a hearing loss, many may feel shocked,
sad, and uncertain about what to do. As the shock fades, though, they usually
begin a search for information. Information is one of your most powerful
tools! It's very important to find out as much as you can about your child's
hearing loss and what options and resources are available. If the information
is hard to understand, there are specialists available who can help you.
Fortunately, there are many helpful resources. Four invaluable ones are listed
below under "Where
Do I Turn," and following is more information about the first two assistance
optionsstate services such as early intervention and groups specializing
in hearing loss and deafness.
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