The Dragonfly Story

Parents & Families

In 1979 it was suggested that infants with a history of recurrent conductive hearing loss could result in changes in their behaviour as early as three months of age. In response to this Jacobs suggests that parents and families play an important role in the intervention for conductive hearing loss.

Caregivers, particularly in the early years, should recognise the previous experience the family unit have had dealing with the child’s hearing loss. They should also recognise the importance of :

  • providing parents with¬†accurate information on the condition of their child;
  • identifying and showing parents where to find other support groups in their community, and
  • considering enlisting the help of extended families and community leaders.