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  1. Waitbird

    Earmold color selection

    Hello friends! Here is the chart we get at the audiologist for selecting colored earmolds. Interesting we went to a young hip audiologist at first and she offered up to theee color choices. Now we’re going to an older more rural audiologist and she said she thought babies could only get one...
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    First haircut gone wrong

    I just HAVE to complain about this. So I asked my mom to take my daughter for a haircut before our holiday pictures. She thought $15 was too much to spend for a professional cut so she cut my daughters hair herself. (This is my older hearing daughter, not my new baby.) OH MY GOSH it turned out...
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    Translating asl gestures to text

    I'm in awe of how complex and unique of a language system ASL is, primarily because it is a signed, not spoken, language. So, let's say I see someone sign a particular sign, and I want to know what it means. Uhhh...big problem! Unlike written languages, I can't simply "type" the gesture as text...
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    Baby’s glitter earmolds

    My baby girl got her first hearing aids yesterday!! We ordered pink/purple/turquoise swirl earmolds with irridescent glitter. They turned out so cool and remind me of the Aurora Borealis! Here are pics of my baby girl and her new hearing technology. What do you think? Glittery by Waitbird posted...
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    Best asl apps

    Hello! Im teaching myself ASL through apps because my newborn daughter was born deaf and there are no ASL classes near me. I downloaded several free and paid ASL apps from the App Store. Here are my favorites. What are yours? -ASL Dictionary ($9) A search-by-word database of ASL videos. Save...
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    No asl for deaf baby?

    My newborn was diagnosed with “mild to moderate” bilateral hearing loss. She is only two months old but according to her ABR she can’t hear high frequency sounds. She gets her first hearing aids next week. Her ENT told us NOT to teach her sign language and only to communicate verbally. Signing...
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    New mom to deaf/hoh baby

    Hello! I am a "hearing" mom to a baby with hearing loss. We found out our sweet baby girl was deaf/hard of hearing after she failed the newborn hearing screening. We are from a rural area so we've had to drive many hours to see audiologists and ENTs. The diagnosis is bilateral sensorineural...
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