Really Annoying/ MrsSpence2012 2 kids; Florida 3025 posts8th Mar
So, It's really annoying when I get people looking at my daughter and they think she is delayed Just because she wears hearing aids. What they do not know is that she actually is advanced and hears at a normal hearing range with her hearing aids on. Oh, and she has a reverse slope loss meaning she can hear soft noises and whispers perfectly.. I just wish people would stop being so ignorant these days. It seems that people don't look twice at babies/toddlers/kids who wear glasses, but hearing aids are a whole other issue. Just had to let my vent out :(
Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Everywhere, CA, United States 110305 posts8th Mar
I'm sorry mama. People in general are bad about things they dont know or understand.
katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts8th Mar
Quoting MrsSpence2012:" So, It's really annoying when I get people looking at my daughter and they think she is delayed Just ... [snip!] ... look twice at babies/toddlers/kids who wear glasses, but hearing aids are a whole other issue. Just had to let my vent out :("I'm sorry you feel that way mama. Does she do sign language? My brother is deaf, wore hearing aids maybe 6 months of his life but then when we found out he was completely deaf and there was no point anymore. I get more people watching us sign than paying attention to anything else. There's not that many children that wear hearing aids, so maybe they're just curious. Why do you say that they think she is delayed? Just because of the looks?
MrsSpence2012 2 kids; Florida 3025 posts8th Mar
Quoting katxo[15wks]:" I'm sorry you feel that way mama. Does she do sign language? My brother is deaf, wore hearing aids maybe ... [snip!] ... wear hearing aids, so maybe they're just curious. Why do you say that they think she is delayed? Just because of the looks?"
No, she talks. She has normal hearing with her aids on, so speech is really important for us. It's just the hearing aids itself. Here is a picture of her..def not the looks :)
mama3trish 3 kids; Ontario 9524 posts8th Mar
Your kids are gorgeous!!! ! I feel for ya, but the ignorance doesn't stop even if you can't see the disability. We were at the fair and I went to try and get my non-verbal 4 year old kid with autism to play the duck pond game so I could get him a blow up spiderman. When she tried to talk to him I said "sorry he doesn't talk, and the carnie said "Oh he's deaf?" and I replied "No he has autism". The next carnie came over and started talking to him and the first carnie said "He doesn't talk he's deaf with autism", really friggen loud too. Wasn't worth my time to try and educate-we just got the damn toy and left. So my suggestion is to lower your expectations about the public and just educate the people who matter or care. Absolutely gorgeous kids.
ItsMeMichelle 2 kids; Wisconsin 336 posts9th Mar
I can relate, we get the same whenever we go out with my 10m old. People make me so mad and stare or are too nosy. A few days ago somebody asked "if he has those things in his ears because he gets lots of ear infections?" Or they think the hearing aids are tubes. I've had 1 lady ask what's wrong with him, another asked if he can hear with them in. At first I figured it was expected to have the nosy people but 4m later this really bothers me. My question for you is does your daughter seem affected by all the ignorant people? My biggest fear is that he will feel different and insecure and it'll make wearing them harder for him when he can start really understanding that people point them out like they've never seen such a thing.
Jennie ((35 wks)) Due April 19; 2 kids; Ohio 8 posts12th Mar
I know exactly how that is! I have a 7 year old with CP thats in a wheel chair and people will stare with there mouths open and some will even go as far as saying "whats wrong with him" (in a disgusted tone)......... I dont mind curious people who are respectful enough to speak to him first then turn to me and say "what does he have" or "may i ask what happened" its the ones that look at him like hes a disease and give disgusting looks that make me want to punch them in the face! :(