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June 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Son’s deafness sparks a mother’s journey to understand his world

Two little boys can make a house hectic, so when Lydia Denworth had a third son, she was grateful that he was such a peaceful baby. But as weeks went by, Denworth’s son Alex seemed not placid but unresponsive. When he was 22 months old, Alex was diagnosed with moderate to profound progressive hearing loss. As the toddler’s language development lagged, his parents began to worry that the window for learning to communicate was closing.

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