In December of 2008, our son Nicklaus, was born. He is our third son, a baby we had tried 3 years to conceive. Not long after birth, our beautiful boy was screened by the Pediatrix screeners at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. After that first screen, it was apparent that our newborn son had a possible hearing loss. With the guidance and encouragement of the Pediatrix team, we immediately followed up with an ENT. After 2 ABR screens, it was obvious that Nicklaus was born with bilateral sensorineural, moderate-severe hearing loss. At the time we were quiet surprised and confused, as there is no known history of hearing impairments in our families.