As a child, wearing a headband that everyone else doesn’t have to wear can be a challenge. That’s why one day care center went out of their way to show support and encouragement for Isaac Auld, an 18-month-old with Microtia and bilateral conductive hearing loss.
Pediatric audiologist Dr. Kelley Dwyer, first featured on Oticon Medical and Ear Community for her passion to help her brother Derek, shared with us the inspiring story of Isaac and the day care that above and beyond to support Isaac.
See the pictures of Isaac and the other children participating in “Rock the Headband” day below.
To test the effectiveness of bone anchored hearing systems (BAHS), Isaac was issued options over the course of month as a trial. During the second month, Isaac tested the Oticon Medical Ponto on a soft band. To show their support, Isaac’s day care held a “Rock The Headband” day where all of the children wore headbands to make Isaac feel right at home.
As seen in the slideshow below and video on Flipagram, the day was a hit with Isaac and the other children.
After his demo, Isaac and his family decided to go with the Ponto.
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