July 24, 2006 @ 12:10 pm | Filed under: Hearing Loss, Special Needs Children, Wonderboy
Yesterday morning, while I was stumbling around in my pre-tea haze, Wonderboy asked for a Signing Time dvd. He watched for a few minutes and then shouted, "MOM! Nee hee ai!"
Me: Um, what?
Boy (pointing at ear): NEE hee ai, Mom. Hee ai!
His tone was loud and patient, the way people in comedies shout at foreigners as if they are hard of hearing instead of non-English-speaking. Oh, right. Hard of hearing. The light bulb went off.
Me: You need your hearing aids?
He’s always been astonishingly tolerant of his hearing aids, but having him recognize that he’d enjoy his show more with them in was a very cool moment indeed.
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