Most moms check the summer camp photo rolls for glimpses of their children excelling in sports, or being voted the friendliest camper, or starring in the camp play, but my proudest moment was when I saw pictures of my two children, aged 11 and 9 at the time, wearing earplugs at a camp concert! Why do I care, you ask? Because I am a mom with a genetic hearing loss, so I know the importance of hearing protection.
My two children, now 12 and 10, have typical hearing, so far. I first noticed my hearing loss in my mid-20s, so we won’t know if they have an issue for a while. In the meantime, I work tirelessly to help them protect the hearing they have now. In case they begin to have issues later, they might as well start from as strong a point as possible!