I Hear You, Boy

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?

Boy: (laughs)

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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  1. I love the way you paint these small moments and share them with us. And I wonder who takes more delight in a conversation such as this one– Wonderboy, his momma, or the readers who are able to share in his amazing life?
    Thank you, Lissa.

  2. anouther touching moment! thanks for sharing!

  3. What a cute story. It’s so fun to be fluent in “two-year old speak” isn’t it?