If you’re wondering why I was bursting with immense pride last weekend, consider this:
If he does develop meaningful speech, I’m not sure how good he’ll sound. And with his degree of hearing loss, he’ll need to be educated at a school for the deaf.
That’s what the audiologist told us when she diagnosed my oldest son, Ben, with bilateral severe-profound hearing loss back in 1995, at the age of seven weeks.
Last Friday afternoon, he graduated from one of the country’s top public high schools as a scholar, an accomplished leader and an award-winning journalist. He’s on his way to Georgetown University in the fall to study Government.
Thankfully, hearing technology has come a long way since 1995,…