His name is Skylar Peele. He is only three months old and was diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural profound hearing loss.
Bilateral means that both ears have a hearing loss. Profound means that the hearing loss is 90dB or greater. This means that the child may not be able to hear anything softer than 90dB. Sensorineural means that the cochlea or auditory nerve isn't working correctly.
Sensorineural hearing loss affects 1 to 3 of every 1000 children in the U.S. and other countries. And those are studies found a few years ago. The rate has probably changing as our country grows.
I know as a mother, this is something to take very serious. I couldn't imagine going to the doctor every week or even being told that my child will probably never hear my voice! It's devastating to even think about! The next thing that comes to my mind, would be the money. Money is tight, we are all struggling in this economy. So with your help baby Skylar can hear the little things we take for granted on a daily basis. Every dollar counts!