February 4, 2009

From Here to Hear

At some point this March 26, I'll stop in the midst of everything and remember that on that day in 2002, Hadley received her first set of hearing aids. The very next day, she and I got in the car and drove for 90 minutes to her first auditory-verbal therapy (AVT) session. I had no idea what to expect that day, no idea if AVT would work, no idea what to expect down the road. At that time, I was consumed by Hadley's hearing loss, always wondering to myself, "Will she ever talk?"

Seven years later, Hadley talks. Hadley listens. Hadley sings. Hadley argues. Hadley does everything we ever could have expected, and then some. This is how we got there...and where we go from here.

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