There is something you might not know about me. When I was in grammar school I went through the usual gamut of test that they run every kid through, one of which was the hearing test. To our surprise- when the results came back they said I had some minor hearing loss in one of my ears. Aparently I’m not the only one in my family & it doesn’t effect me all that much in my daily life. I just don’t hold the phone to that ear or tilt in on that side to hear someone better at a gathering.
But I’m really lucky that it’s as minor as it is. For many it’s much worse. Did you know that every year, approximately 665,000 babies around the world are born with significant hearing loss?? I know!!! It’s astounding. Knowing my issues I was extremely nervious when they came & tested each of my brand new babies before we headed home from the hospital when they were born. Fortunately they came back without any hearing loss & I didn’t pass this down to them. As you probably know, a child’s ability to hear & speak is vital for emotional & social development which is why it’s so critical to make sure it’s detected as early as possible so it can be managed.
Because this is something that is so near & dear to my heart I will be co-hosting
#HearTheWorld Twittter Party
We will be teaming up with Hear the World Foundation to spread awareness of how to detect, treat & prevent hearing loss in young children. I would love it if you would join us & learn about protecting children’s hearing. You will be able to ask questions of expert audiologist Christine Jones, Au.D.,CCC-A, Director of Pediatric Clinical Research at Phonak.
WHEN: Tuesday – October 22nd at 12pm ET/9am PT
WHERE: On Twitter – follow the #HearTheWorld hashtag to track the conversation.
Details & to RSVP to this Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/HearTheWorld2
Prizes: Five $25 Amazon gift cards will be given away to randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. (US winners only)
I’m co-hosting with…
Andrea, Mommy PR - @mommypr
Anne-Marie, This Mama Cooks! - @amnichols
Felicia, Go Graham Go - @gograhamgo
Mariah, Formula: Mom - @formulamom
Mimi, Woven by Words - @MimiBakerMN
Shell, Not Quite Susie Homemaker - @NotQuiteSusie
TerriAnn, Cookies & Clogs - @cookiesANDclogs
Please join us on 10/22
Don’t forget to come back & join me on Mondays for Project 52
To see where I am linking today- visit HERE