Never taking your eyes off them
When I go anywhere with my young daughter (age 3 physically, prob more like 2 developmentally) I find I can never, ever take my eyes off her. I see other parents walking along with their kids and they look around, browse shopping and things, just glance over and check on the kids then back to what they are doing. I wondered today if this is because they can hear their children if they walk away, they can hear where they went to and they can call them back (daughter is hoh too).
I also wonder a wee bit if maybe it's cos of my wheelchair, my daughter can fit through gaps that I can't dream of, or disappear up some stairs where I can't go, and if she doesn't turn around I can't even get her attention to say come back. At least walking parents can fit through most of the same sized gaps as their kids can so they don't need to worry so much their child might go through a tiny gap between people and vanish, but I don't think it's that, I think it's the hearing thing.
Do you find it really tricky (unusually tricky) keeping track of your kids out in busy places due to hearing? Any tips? I put my radio aid transmitter on my daughter sometimes and it really, really helps, but I still have no idea where she is because she sounds the same if she is near or far.