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How a Deaf Mentor Helped Our Family

We brought our boys home from Russia when they were 15 months old. When they were 22 months old, Mark was diagnosed with severe to profound hearing loss. He was fitted with hearing aids a month later. Mark is now a teenager. I remember feeling completely overwhelmed. We had so many questions; will Mark learn to speak? Will he use sign language? How will he hear the phone? How will we teach him to read? We had so many questions; And, so few answers.