Category: Hearing Journey

How Alfie Communicates

Sign language is rapidly becoming a widely recognised form of communication in its own right, like any other mother-tongue. For many in the deaf community, sign language is a first language. It is the only way that many people can communicate, and the importance of being able to use gestures instead of spoken word is

The Missing Code

Before Alfie was even born, well, actually before I even fell pregnant, I was aware of a genetic ‘flaw’ that I could potentially be carrying. I tried to never let this bother me, I knew it wouldn’t change the fact that one day I wanted children, and decided long ago that I’d simply deal with

How We Got Here

Alfie is deaf. You probably already know that. I’ll do another post explaining WHY he’s deaf another time, but for now, I wanted to tell you the process of finding out a child has a hearing loss and what to expect. Our NHS service is wonderful and although I know not everyone is lucky enough