Coping with Hearing Impairment in Children: The Grieving Process after Diagnosis

  • Juan J. Madriz


Confronting ourselves with the fact that our child has a hearing impairment represents a terrible blow in the mind and in the soul. Unless we have made the decision to voluntarily adopt a handicapped child, realizing that our son or daughter have a serious hearing problem can be devastating, as long as it destroys our expectations and shatters our dream of the “perfect off-spring”. Helping parents to live through this difficult period of their lives is the sole purpose of this chapter.


Hearing Impairment Impaired Child Hearing Problem Hearing Condition Newborn Hearing Screening 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan J. Madriz
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  1. 1.Department of ORL — Unit of AudiologyNational Children HospitalSan JoseCosta Rica

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