Monday, December 22, 2008

Deaf Village

We are now listed as contributors to Deaf Village ( which also has many other blogs from individuals and parents of individuals who are deaf, with cochlear implants and hard of hearing like Miles. It's an interesting survey of the deaf and hard of hearing community. Check it out!


leahlefler said...

Cool! There are so many neat families on that aggregator.

I saw that you had taken Miles to Disneyland in an earlier post- we're taking Nolan in April. Is there anything "extra" for hard of hearing toddlers (I've heard there are FM systems for a deposit), or is it not worth the hassle? Not sure... Nolan will be almost 19 months when we go.

milesmom said...

We went when Miles was 7 months old. He was much more interested in the sights than the sounds. But as you read on the post, he got totally freaked out when we took him on the Finding Nemo ride. After that, we kept him on things that went relatively slowly and all above ground! No darkness or loud sounds. For a hard of hearing kid, he sure can be sensitive to sound. When he first got his HA's he would cry whenever his father would sing too loudly! LOL

leahlefler said...

Nolan is the same way with sound. Car washes do a number on him- he totally wigs out. I think it is the way the hearing aids amplify some of those frequencies or something! Or he's just not used to LOUD sounds, since his hearing is not quite up to par. Not sure, but he freaks out, too! I'll have to think about the neck-loop thing. I guess they can wear it on rides like Small World, but I don't know if it would be worth it or not. "Neck loop" and toddler don't sound like a safe combination! We'll probably just use his aids.