Investing in Family Support The news that their child has a hearing loss is devastating to parents. Expecting a perfect little baby and then finding out their baby isn’t perfect can be overwhelming. Upon learning their child has a hearing loss, parents will have a myriad of reactions and feelings. Shock, denial, ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2006
Investing in Family Support
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  • Joni Alberg
    BEGINNINGS For Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc., Raleigh, NC
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Article   |   November 01, 2006
Investing in Family Support
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, November 2006, Vol. 16, 9-14. doi:10.1044/hhdc16.2.9
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, November 2006, Vol. 16, 9-14. doi:10.1044/hhdc16.2.9
The news that their child has a hearing loss is devastating to parents. Expecting a perfect little baby and then finding out their baby isn’t perfect can be overwhelming. Upon learning their child has a hearing loss, parents will have a myriad of reactions and feelings. Shock, denial, guilt, depression, anger, anxiety, and acceptance are all possible reactions—and these may change over time. There is, however, one thing all parents will need when learning of their child’s hearing loss and that is support.
According to Miriam-Webster OnLine (2006), support has many meanings, including “To promote the interest or cause of; to keep from fainting, yielding or losing courage; to keep something going. ”
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