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

Can You Hear Me Now? Preemies and Ear Tubes

Jaxson, my micropreemie born at 23 weeks, passed his hearing test before he was discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). I thought we were in the clear with hearing issues, but then Jaxson started getting recurring ear infections and fluid build-up in his ear canals. The constant fluid in his ears was causing a […]

When You Want More of Their Story

Our bloggers are generous with their stories, opening up their lives to share about their NICU experiences in hopes that it will help other parents going through similar situations. Sometimes, we get comments and messages from our readers asking about our bloggers. These inquiries are asking for more. More of the story, more questions they want […]

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 […]