My son had pneumococcal meningitis in June 14 at eight months he now is nearly 18 months and has just been diagnosed with severe hearing loss in both ears. He has his hearing aids fitted today but are still waiting for MRI. I am really worried as I feel implants may not be a option if the hearing aids don't work as its been to long since he had meningitis ?!? Also I am so worried he won't be able to speak ?!? Has anyone been in a similar situation with there child ? Any success stories ??? I know we are so lucky that he is with us and the hearing loss a small price to pay but just when you think everything ok.