Romina - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hello, I just found out today that my 11 week old son is hard of hearing in both ears. I don't really understand the test results, he has moderate hearing loss, but how do I know if a hearing aid is sufficient or if he's going to need a choclear implant? I wasn't so worried when I found out because there are so many things he could have that are much worse, but then I started thinking about school.. what is the FM device, is it something the teacher wears, like a microphone? If that helps him hear, then does he have to wear it on him? I'm a little confused. Also, I went to a website that has audio files that simulate what moderate hearing loss sounds like, it is a little muffled, will a hearing aid clarify this? or amplify it? Will it still be muffled? Any information would be soo helpful. I took ASL in university and I know a lot about the deaf community, but it's soo different when theory becomes reality.