Jenny - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi there, my son (nearly 6 years) has partial hearing loss in one ear, and has recently got a hearing aid. We have only had the hearing aid for 10 days but it is not going that well. He does not like wearing it, is worried about what people will think, says people will laugh at me etc. He has worn it to school once (last Friday) which went ok, but over the weekend he has been upset and not wearing it much. We have a 3 month trial with the hearing aid to decide it if is helping, so still have a while to go.
I feel like his reaction is entirely normal and appropriate, but am wondering how long it will take him to get used the hearing aid and accept it – I guess it is different for each person.
As his hearing loss is only partial, how will we know if it is helping – I am hoping he will say something to indicate he can hear better but nothing so far.
I’m interested to hear other people’s experiences when their child first got a hearing aid.