Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean our brains take a break from growing. Use this printable to remind yourself, your child, or the families you serve to keep up the good work of “feeding their brains”!
One common question I hear about children who are deaf but listen and speak with the help of hearing technology is, “But what will he do when the cochlear implant [or hearing aid, or Baha] is off?” What about bath time, swimming time, night time? What if a battery dies or equipment malfunctions? Are those reasonsContinue reading “But What Will He Do When the Hearing Technology Is Off?”
Decades and centuries ago, learning to listen and talk used to be a privilege reserved for the select few — children whose families could afford costly travel, private tutors, the best hearing technology. Today, the reality is vastly different — NO child should EVER be denied a chance at listening, speaking, and a quality education justContinue reading “Sources of Funding for Hearing Technology and Rehabilitation”
What should I do with previous generations of CI processors that I have around the house? A family member passed away and now I have her hearing aids. Who could use them? What should I do with extra batteries, cables, and accessories that I don’t need anymore? My child recently got bilateral CIs and doesn’t need hisContinue reading “What Do I Do With Old Hearing Equipment?”
In the past month, I’ve had some incredible opportunities to spend time with a group of children I don’t often see — children with typical hearing — teaching them about hearing loss and how better to understand their classmate who is deaf. They’ve taught me a lot about hearing loss from a child’s-eye view andContinue reading “Helping Classmates Understand Hearing Loss”
The World Health Organization has designated today, March 3rd, as International Ear Care Day. According to the WHO, approximately 50% of cases of hearing loss worldwide could be avoided through primary prevention techniques.
AUDIOLOGIST: An audiologist is a professional trained to diagnose and treat non-medical problems of hearing and balance. The entry degree for audiologists is either a clinical doctorate (AuD) or research doctorate (PhD), though audiologists used to be able to practice with a Master’s Degree, so some have been grandfathered in.
In this post: What Does Acoustic Accessibility Look Like and The Impact of Auditory Verbal Therapy on Literacy Skills.
Having a hearing loss should not prevent a person from participating in sports and activities with his or her hearing peers. Here are a few tips and tricks to help make your or your child’s athletic experience fun!
Being able to use the telephone represents both independence and connection for people with hearing loss. It means being able to make calls for work without assistance, being able to give and receive information, and being able to make emotional connections with friends and family from miles away. Learning, or re-learning, to use the phoneContinue reading “Telephone Practice”