As many as 5 out of every 1,000 children have some type of hearing loss, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Causes range from genetics to infections, and the consequences can last a lifetime. Parents new to the issue face a daunting list of options and treatments. In Native America, do families have all they need to raise a child who is deaf?
Dr. Stephanie Bourn -pediatric audiologist at Presbyterian Ear Institute
Priscilla Gutierrez – educational consultant for the New Mexico School for the Deaf
Break Music: Lei Ko`ele (song) Patrick Landeza (artist) Nahe`olu (album)
Native America Calling extra: Dennis Banks and Orlando Vigil stopped in to talk about the Longest Walk 5 to raise awareness of drug abuse and domestic violence. Hear the entire interview: