Hand to Hold's Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

Living with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

When my husband, Scott, and I made the decision to have children, we knew there was a strong possibility our children would have hearing loss once reaching adulthood. A hereditary hearing loss is prevalent in Scott’s paternal family. Scott, his twin sister, father, and grandmother are all hearing impaired. When our twin boys, Joseph and […]

A Story of Prematurity and Hearing Loss

When Scott and I decided to have children, we knew there was a very good chance our children would have a hearing loss. Scott has a hearing loss called Otosclerosis (a hardening of the bones in the middle ear) that runs in his family. Usually, this hearing loss does not present itself until adulthood. We […]

Traveling with a Special Needs Child

Traveling with children is stressful. Traveling with children with special needs is even more stressful. Traveling with children with special needs during the holidays is even more stressful. I remember the first time we traveled with Joseph after his 228 day NICU stay. Although I was thrilled to feel like a “normal” family traveling, I […]