Diana, Alex, Phillip, and Nickolas
We are a Trakhman family. Diana is a registered nurse and Alex is self-employed. We are parents of 2 boys. Phillip is 16 y.o. and Nickolas is 8 y.o. Nickolas is normal hearing. Phillip is our child who is hard of hearing and has special needs. He was born in 2002, had normal newborn hearing test at birth. Growing up, he had speech and articulation difficulties, and we initially thought it was an English learning issue as we are a bilingual family and spoke Russian at home mostly.