I have been so very, very lucky that the extent of my hearing loss experience is a child who hears things a little muffled out of his left ear.
Due to lots of ear infections, and a set of tubes in his ears, Genghis has some scar tissue that built up in his left ear. This causes him to not be able to hear clearly out of that ear but instead hears things muffled, as if the source of the noise were wrapped in a blanket.
We are so thankful that he can still hear out of that ear and it will never be a major issue for him.
But not everyone has it as lucky as we do. Last year I worked on the Hear the World campaign to help educate others on hearing loss in children and ways that we can still keep them involved and learning. This year, when I came up again, I knew I wanted to join in again.
Phonak Hear the World Twitter Party
Our sense of hearing can play a critical role in education, particularly when we are young. Real and meaningful education happens when kids are truly engaged, and that engagement is only possible when kids can hear and understand the teacher. I’m working with The Motherhood to share insights about the potential impact of hearing loss on children’s education, and how to help these kids engage at school, during this Twitter party with the Hear the World Foundation.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 26, at noon ET (11a CT / 9a PT)
Where: Twitter! Just follow the #HearTheWorld hashtag to track the conversation. You can see more details and RSVP using the Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/heartheworld3
Prizes: There will be five randomly awarded prizes throughout the party, from all eligible correct response to trivia questions. Each prize is a $25 Amazon gift card. (No purchase necessary. Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States + D.C. 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited.)
Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann, @hear_the_world
We will be joined by Christine Jones, Au.D., CCC-A, Director of Pediatric Clinical Research at Phonak, who will be tweeting from the handle @hear_the_world
Awesome team of blogger co-hosts include:
Annie, Mama Dweeb – @MamaDweeb
Ashley, Crunchy Frugalista – @crunchy_f
Jenna, MommyJenna – @MommyJenna
Jennifer, Mom Spotted – @MomSpotted
Linda, My 2 Crazy Curls – @4evamamii
Maureen, Wisconsin Mommy – @WisconsinMommy
Meredith, The Mom of the Year – @meredithspidel
Mimi, Woven by Words – @MimiBakerMN
And myself: Rachel, Yellow Tennessee – @YellowTennessee
Please take some time to join us for this Twitter party and support this amazing cause.