PEARLS OF KINDNESS.
PEARLS OF HOPE
By Zina Bronfman, a proud parent
“Your child did not pass the hearing test.”
Our world stopped.
Within hours of being born, our daughter, Pearl, had been diagnosed with moderate to severe bilateral hearing loss.
Not even surgery could help.
We were devastated.
Our shock was soon replaced by anxiety. “Where do we go? What do we do?”
Fear, confusion, anger…
Once the doctors assured us the diagnosis was correct, we realized all these negative emotions were not going to help our daughter. The only way forward was to work with all the right specialists.
Thankfully, the audiologist at LIJ Hospital gave us a name that has since become an inseparable part of our life – Strivright.
So we enrolled, in the faint hope that one day Pearl would start talking like a child without a hearing impairment.