Next phase: Teen
to young adult
As children with hearing loss grow, they face a range of challenges at different stages over the years, from infancy through the school years and beyond. Children learn and progress differently over time and the needs of your child must be continuously assessed. Every new self-concept and skills result in new behavior. Be aware of the signs, so you can provide support!
When your child becomes a teenager, they are on a fast journey to adulthood. Your child may sometimes experience confusion or become overwhelmed about his/her own role and feelings. During these years you will need to let go, so make sure that they are prepared to take full responsibility for their hearing loss.