Karrie - posted on 02/14/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is now 11 years old and has moderate hearing loss. He was diagnosed a few years ago but I was told that children adapt and that hearing aides were not recommended. My son has difficulties with his speech and it is at times difficult for even me to understand him. After trying to get him speech services and taking him to several audiologists we finally got him hearing aides last year. My son is also considered gifted and has learned to adapt in school. I have spent the last couple of years trying to get my child speech sevices at school. He does not qualify for special ed or for speech services through a 504 because he has good grades. I am very frustrated. I also tried to get speech services on my own but they said there is not much they can do. We do not know what caused my sons loss and I wonder if there is a reason that I should push for answers. Should I take my son to a specialist? My son is also emarassed to where his hearing aids outside of his classroom. I know that him wearing them all the time will help him self correct his speech. Any suggestions or info would be great. This is very overwhelming!