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Posted by lizzieostara
18/02/21 10:50 PM


I am looking for a support group in the Nottingham area. My daughter is deaf and has a BAHA which is making a very positive difference. I have lots of questions about how this is going to effect her (she is already developing very slowly, she has only just toddling at 21 months).  I would love to be in touch with other families who are in a similar situation.

Also should I learn BSL now? Where can I find a course? Feeling overwhelmed.


Posted by Catriona ndcs moderator
15/03/21 02:00 PM


Thanks for starting this thread. I'm sorry you've not had any comments yet. Your Community is still relatively new and we're still building up our members. It may be we don't have many members in your area yet. 

There is a Nottinghamshire Deaf Children's Society and you can find their details here. You could also check with your daughter's Teacher of the Deaf as they may be able to recommend local parent-toddler groups where you could meet other parents of deaf children. Many of these are still running online at the moment. And there are also our online family events, including informal coffee mornings, information sessions. 

You've also asked in this thread about connecting with other families with children with BAHAs and about learning BSL. It may be useful to create two new threads - one in the hearing aids and implants topic area and another in communication. The title you chose for your thread can also make a differene so include BAHAs and learning BSL there too. This all makes it easier for other members of the forum to find your threads and comment. 

We hope that's useful and do feel free to contact us if you've any questions  - [email protected] 

Take care


Your Community moderation team

Posted by wcat
18/03/21 10:23 AM


My situation is a little different to yours as I have twins, one of which has Down Syndrome and hearing loss and the other who has neither. I just wanted to reassure you my daughter who does not have hearing loss did not start walking until 20 months, all children develop in their own time anyway. 

My daughter who has hearing loss has learning disabilities too so her development is behind. However learning BSL for her has been amazing so I would definitely recommend, we use it as sign supported English and she wears BAHA aids. 

Sorry I'm not in your area but hope this helps x

Posted by mummyj
15/05/21 10:55 PM

Hi there, I too am looking for support in the Nottingham area. My son in 10 months old and has moderate hearing loss in both ears. He wears hearing aids and was diagnosed at newborn screening. my main concern is him not feeling the same as his peers. He has four siblings, none of them have hearing loss - this was a huge surprise to us!!! I have not attended any online coffee mornings - not really helpful to me. I just want my son to meet other children with hearing loss. I am just waiting for the time when face to face events can happen and I can meet other families in the Nottingham area. I use basic signs of BSL but more to accompany verbak communication. happy to connect via Facebook if you are interested?