"It is amazing the strength that parents demonstrate and how they take that energy and infuse it into their deaf children," writes School of Health Professions Dean Patricia Chute, Ed.D. for the online resource ExpertBeacon.com. Chute, an audiologist who has worked in the field of cochlear implantation for nearly 40 years, provides tips and advice for parents of children who are deaf.
"These deaf infants are now young men and women who have opportunities to attend colleges and sit next their hearing peers. Many have gone on to be doctors, lawyers, teachers and husbands and wives with their own children. Their hearing losses have never defined them. That has come from parents who took what was handed to them and turned it into part of their own legacy as parents of children who were born deaf."