It’s time for all the kids to head back to school! This time of year children are busy readying their back packs and preparing to meet a new or loved teacher. For some children school means additional challenges. We typically think of seniors dealing with issues of hearing loss but children suffer as well. Many folks wait much longer than needed to purchase hearing aids because they don’t like the way they look. We could all learn from Samantha, an 8-year old with hearing loss, who says “My parents inspired me a lot because they have always told me that I should be proud of who I am and just be myself.” Samantha has written a book sharing her experience. This book is great for young or old to remind us that what’s important is what is inside not the hearing aids on the outside.
To read more about Samantha, click here (insert this link: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/14/8-year-old-writes-book-on-hearing-loss/)
Samantha’s book is available on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Samanthas-Fun-Hearing-Aid-Book/dp/1466327170