While we treat hearing implants as a remedy for all hearing problems, we cannot forget various fears associated with using it. On the one hand we feel a deep relief ‘Our child can finally live in a world of sounds—our world’. On the other hand, we fear certain situations, which unfortunately await us.
Sometimes, a misconception is present in society that says that a child or even an adult who has an implant hears and does not need special treatment. Unfortunately, the case is not that simple. Yes, thanks to hearing implants, people born with severe hearing loss have the possibility to hear and develop properly.
We have come to live in times and conditions that probably none of us dreamt of, planned for, and were not prepared for. Everyone suffers in their own way. For many of us, this situation has adverse effects. What about our children?
One of the stages of language programming in hearing-impaired children is learning early reading skills. According to research by Professor J. Cieszyńska, a psychologist and speech therapist who successfully conducts therapy for children with impaired hearing, speech impediments, alalia, aphasia and other language communication disorders, learning to read early helps to develop a positive self-image.