Analy & Lizzy
Our family Herrera & Maqueda, my husband and I have two daughters. Analy our oldest is hearing and Elizabeth (Lizzy) our youngest is Deaf. When Lizzy was born she failed the new born screening test twice. We were told it had to do with liquid in her ears and that surgery could be done. We scheduled the surgery but due to her small ears they couldn’t do it. A month later she got tested again still same result and we were then referred to House Ear.
After more testing we were told that she was Deaf and would need hearing aids. We didn’t understand what that meant and had many questions. For the first two years Lizzy watched signing time to learn ASL, during our home visits with early start. Soon after she started school our family decided it was time to learn ASL for Lizzy. Our family continues to use ASL to communicate with Lizzy.