Babies learn from their parents, siblings, extended family members, and the place where they spend the most time. Babies who are deaf or hard of hearing are surrounded by caring individuals and opportunities to learn.
Providing a rich learning environment for your baby can present a challenge; the experience you may have gotten from your own childhood or from bringing up other children suddenly seems inadequate. Actually, what your deaf or hard of hearing baby learns in your family will be very similar to what hearing children learn. With a few adjustments, you can help your baby learn those important lessons that only a family can provide.