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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist

Mar 19, 2018

Lyndsey's daughter failed her newborn hearing screening soon after birth, but it didn't alarm Lyndsey since her son had also failed his first test after he was born. After a second failed test, Lyndsey was asked to return soon after for another exam from an audiologist. They would soon learn that her daughter had severe hearing loss. 

Lyndsey talks about her experience and feelings with the process of learning this news and then deciding to go through with getting cochlear implants. She talks about how they came to that decision, the five-hour surgery, what it was like when her daughter heard her voice for the first time and then how they've moved forward with auditory verbal therapy. Lyndsey talks about how thankful she was for the resources and support from Texas Hands and Voices

If you’d like to get in touch with Lyndsey and have any questions for her about her experience or the resources she mentioned, get in touch with me at and I will connect you with her. Thank you so much to Lyndsey for sharing your story with our listeners today. 

A big thank you goes out to Laura Morsman Photography for the amazing photos of Lyndsey and her family. If you live in Austin, you need to book Laura Morsman Photography to capture beautiful moments of you and your family. 

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