Lack of insurance coverage means many kids won’t get help for their hearing impairment, which is linked to serious risks.
When it comes to advocating for important issues, Barb Byrum is a pro. The Michigan Ingham County Clerk and former state Representative is not shy about speaking out on behalf of people who may not otherwise be heard.
So it’s no surprise that she’d do the same for her own child.
A mother of two, Byrum and her husband learned early on that their son, Bryce, was having hearing issues. He failed his very first hearing test as a newborn. Now in kindergarten, Bryce has failed nearly every hearing test he’s been given since, and was eventually diagnosed with conductive hearing loss in his left ear that fluctuates, known as a mixed hearing loss.…