“Asha’s Little Ears” is the story of a girl, who was born with a genetic condition called Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS), just like her Dada. TCS effects the development of facial bones and can results in hearing loss. When a baby is born different, it can be scary, leaving parents to wonder what the future will hold for their child. The story of “Asha’s Little Ears” brings hope to families faced with a challenging diagnosis of a new baby, sharing an inside look into the journey of discovering hearing loss, and the difference it made to wear Bone Anchored Hearing Aids.
This is the first book written by Becky, who is Asha’s Mama. When Asha was born, Duane and Becky read the book “Wonder” and watched the movie as well. They wanted to find something like that for a younger audience. So Becky looked for children’s books with pictures of children who have facial differences and wear Bone Anchored Hearing Aids. When she was unable to find any such books, Becky’s husband Duane, encouraged her to create the solution, by writing their story.
If you are a parent of a child who has hearing loss, or a teacher, or medical professional serving the hard of hearing children, this book will inspire your child on their hearing journey.
I am well known in the world of Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA), through my Blog: TheBahaMama.com, where I share advice and stories, in hopes to inspire and encourage families to thrive in spite of the challenges life may bring.
As well as my Etsy shop, TheBahaBowtique.etsy.com, providing affordable custom softbands and accessories for BAHA wearers.
My husband and our younger daughter wear Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA) and have facial abnormalities, same as the main character in the Movie/Book “Wonder.” Dada can even take his ears off!
There are a few children’s books about hearing aids, but we cannot find any with pictures of the BAHA hearing aid, nor of children who have unique facial features. So we are sharing our story in the form of a children’s book called “Asha’s Little Ears.”