Stories from other families about their experiences and involvement can be helpful.
Dennis' story involves an Aboriginal/First Nation family living in a rural and remote community. Dennis' parent shares more about his unilateral hearing.
- JC's story features a parent's reflection of their journey to find full language access for their Deaf son through American Sign Language.
Jesse's story is about microtia/atresia and bone conduction hearing aids.
Julia's story is about a family with a child who has severe hearing levels in addition to complex medical needs, and the family's approach to supports and services.
Mary's story is about the family's experience with later identification of bilateral hearing loss, and living outside the Lower Mainland.
Rosalind's story features a family new to Canada. English is not their home language and the story is about how the family was involved early with language services.
- Sarah's story includes experiences with microtia/atresia, unilateral hearing, learning more than one language and using a bone conduction hearing aid.
Sevak's story is from a multicultural family sharing their experiences of raising a child with moderate-severe hearing levels and additional complex needs.
Travis' story features a family raising a child with mild-moderate hearing levels, and learning about additional needs.
- The story from a parent of two kids with hearing loss is a story about two children in a family and includes progressive to profound level hearing.
All parent stories are available in multiple languages. Translations are at the end of each story.
Find out about how you can be connected with another parent through the Guide By Your Side program.