Coping with Hearing Impairment in Children: The Grieving Process after Diagnosis
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.
KeywordsHearing Impairment Impaired Child Hearing Problem Hearing Condition Newborn Hearing Screening
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