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 will delay her verbal language development, he said. I’m skeptical of the ENT’s opinion and suspect ASL might be a crucial communication tool for our family. I hoped to teach her both languages but obviously don’t want to cause a developmental delay. Her ENT said no signs! What are everyone’s thoughts on this? Thank you.