First things first – congratulations on the birth of your baby!
Like any parent of a new baby, we are sure that you will have many hopes and fears for your new baby.
However, as the parent of a child diagnosed with a hearing loss, we know that your thoughts will have an extra layer of concern and uncertainty.
We are here to help
Here at The Elizabeth Foundation, we can understand these feelings, as many of us are parents just like you. And we have been lucky enough to have stood alongside thousands of parents of deaf children in over 30 years since our work began.
You are not on your own
We would like to reassure you that you are not alone. We are here to help you, alongside many other parents, support groups, charities and organisations who will be able to help your child reach their full potential.
Keeping in touch
You can keep in touch with us using our special ‘members only’ contact form, or by phone, email or Skype. Or you can use our ‘members only’ forum to ask information questions to other parents on our courses. And we can direct you to other people and groups in your local area who can help.
Before we move on to the next topic, we’d like you to take a look at this short video. It shows some 3 to 4 year old children who are all moderately to profoundly deaf (some with hearing aids, some with cochlear implants) – talking about a transport trip they had just been on.
When you have watched the video, remember to click the ‘Mark Complete’ button (if visible) to record your progress and move on to the next page.