Everyone assumes Harry can't listen like he's supposed to, so it's no surprise that he doesn't respond during the hearing test at school. However, the test reveals it's not that Harry isn't listening, it's that he has trouble hearing. Harry has missed out on so much, but there is hope. Once Harry is fitted with hearing aids, he discovers the joy of all he had been missing out on.
Hearing loss is often referred to as an invisible disability since it is not commonly spoken about and difficult to see. Harry Can Hear helps raise awareness about hearing loss and normalize the use of hearing aids in children. As a hearing healthcare professional, it is great to see literature that informs children about those issues from a young age. - Karla Navarro, Au.D.
Hurray for Fynisa Engler's storytelling abilities. How wonderful to see hearing screenings and hearing device use scripted in a way that makes it matter of fact and, as Harry's sister said, "cool!" His story will appeal to all children who have differences, all children who have peers with differences, and all adults who sometimes need reminders that "behavior" is communicating something. - Patti Sorrow, MA, CCC-SLP Speech Language Pathologist