Author: Duncan Atkin.
On the 22nd of December 2010, at eight weeks old, my younger son was diagnosed as profoundly deaf in both ears (not a date we will forget in a hurry).
As you can imagine this was difficult news to take on board and understand. At first the natural reaction is “why him” and then as a parent you start to worry about what their future holds. The “why” has been subsequently explained through the clinical evidence and the genetic lottery we all take part in at conception.