Beckett was two years old before he was diagnosed with hearing loss. Initial screening should be done at birth, and at the latest, before one month, however, baby Beckett was born in Saskatchewan, where there is no provincially mandated or delivered early hearing detection and intervention program. Beckett’s hearing was not tested at birth. Now mostly nonverbal, he has been unable to hear his mother sing him to sleep, or his father chuckle at his adventures. In the last month, Beckett received a cochlear implant.
This Christmas, he will hear hid first "ho ho ho" and his first sleigh bells ringing.
Babies like Beckett need a hero - they need you!
No baby should have to wait years to have there hearing loss discovered and treated. The Hearing Foundation of Canada is working to change this sad reality.