Lisa and Jason had expected a joyful trip home after the birth of their first daughter, Amanda. But then one of the hospital nurses came to them with troubling news. “Amanda’s hearing is outside the normal range for newborns. It doesn’t necessarily mean she has hearing loss, but you’ll need to follow up with your pediatrician.” It was the first of many difficult medical conversations.
Amanda did, in fact, have severe hearing loss. She didn’t startle at loud noises or look toward the source of a sound. She would smile when...
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