Pediatric Hearing Loss -
Deaf Kids Can!
“I’ve Never Known A Child Who Is Deaf!”
Approximately 90-95% of children with hearing loss are born to parents with typical hearing. In fact, since pediatric hearing loss is a low incidence disability, most parents of children with hearing loss have never personally known any children who are deaf. Find out more about pediatric hearing loss here and here.
Meeting Other Children and Families
An initial diagnosis of any level of hearing loss can be overwhelming for parents. We have so many questions about what is possible for our children and how to help them. For most of us, we vividly remember the first time we met an older child with hearing loss and the overwhelming relief when we realised that our baby will be ok.
If you are the parent of a child with hearing loss, we would love to help connect you to other families for support and encouragement on this journey. Reach out to us at Contact@DeafKidsCan.org for more information. In the meantime, the links below will take you to videos and articles where you can virtually “meet” some of the children (and now adults!) in our community.
Marco, Garrett, Chase, Ricky’s Speech (Ricky’s Article),Tanya, Elena LaQuatra, Zoe, Caroline, Leighton
This website and any links are provided for educational purposes NOT medical or legal advice. For those purposes, please consult the appropriately licensed professionals.
The links provided on this website are to resources that parents and professionals have found to be helpful and educational. As the internet is a dynamic and ever changing environment, it is possible that a linked resource could contain information not endorsed by the Coalition. The Coalition stands adamantly opposed to any discrimination or harassment in regard to age, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, political affiliation, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law.
The Coalition is, at its core, supportive of the right of parents and guardians to choose the communication mode best suited to meet the needs of their individual child, recognizing that there are many factors to consider and communication options. In focusing on the particular needs of families pursuing a listening and spoken language option, it is not the Coalition’s position that this is the best option for every child. It is, however, a particular area of need and the one that this not-for profit is organized to support.