For deaf kids, pandemic holds hidden consequences

Three-year-old Esther and her mother, Anne Berit Peterson, read “Ada and the Helpers” together.

By Marisa Sloan Medill Reports Although 3-year-old Esther Peterson was born with profound hearing loss in both ears, she is well on her way to learning four languages — spoken Norwegian and English and their sign language counterparts. It’s an impressive feat for any child, but perhaps more so for Esther and her hearing family, […]