These Kids Joyfully Show Me Their Ears

I have a lot to learn from children with hearing loss. In the weeks since I launched the Show Me Your Ears campaign, kids from all over the world have posed with their hearing aids and cochlear implants. Their photos are inspiring and fun. These young people aren’t afraid to show off their ears with style and confidence.

Some of the kids and their parents have emailed me their stories about having hearing loss. Do they feel sorry for themselves? Never, ever!

Here are a couple of photos and stories I recently received. View more on the Show Me Your Ears page.

"This is Alex, my nephew, and my son Kevin," writes reader Alana Tisch. "Due to cytomegalovirus (CMV), Alex was born deaf. It wasn't until after his first birthday that doctors were able to identify the severity of his hearing loss and suggest cochlear implants. Alex's speech has developed rapidly due to the therapies he is provided in conjunction with the implants. As you can tell from this picture, the cousins are as close as can be. The implants have never registered as anything but normal for Alex's cousins and family. Alex is incredibly smart, he is extremely tech savvy, even at three years old. In fact, Alex has educated our entire family with the use of sign (language) and the tools he learns through speech therapy techniques."

“This is Alex, my nephew, and my son Kevin,” writes reader Alana Tisch. “Due to cytomegalovirus (CMV), Alex was born deaf. It wasn’t until after his first birthday that doctors were able to identify the severity of his hearing loss and suggest cochlear implants. Alex’s speech has developed rapidly due to the therapies he is provided in conjunction with the implants. As you can tell from this picture, the cousins are as close as can be. The implants have never registered as anything but normal for Alex’s cousins and family. Alex is incredibly smart, he is extremely tech savvy, even at three years old. In fact, Alex has educated our entire family with the use of sign (language) and the tools he learns through speech therapy techniques.”

Niall, 7, has been wearing hearing aids since the age of 16 months old. His ear molds feature a Batman design. Cute Snowman, too!

Niall, 7, has been wearing hearing aids since the age of 16 months old. His ear molds feature a Batman design. Cute Snowman, too!

Young LipreadingMom.com reader Megan, who is in high school, wants her next hearing aids to be neon green so that everyone will notice them. She has asked for hearing aid charms for Christmas so that she can show off her current hearing aids with style. “Keep on proudly showing those ears!”

Have you submitted your ear photo for Show Me Your Ears? Do so today! Click here to find out how.

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