Please join me for a webinar on Tuesday June 16th at 7PM Eastern Standard Time. More Than Just Ears: Hearing Loss, Balance, and Mental Health in Seniors is a FREE webinar sponsored by Ear Gear and accredited by the International Hearing Society for continuing education credit. Coming this fall — stay tuned!
Enjoy this recording of my 3/25/2015 webinar for the Cochlear HOPE series, “The Catch-Up Game: Working with Children Who Receive Cochlear Implants Late.” Click CC in the lower right corner for captions.
Serious, boring therapy? No thank you! Practical jokes can be a lot of fun, but look beneath the surface and you’ll find a wealth of listening and language goals, too. Let’s talk about sabotage, theory of mind, jokes, and helping children with hearing loss develop a sense of humor.
If a hearing aid, cochlear implant, or Baha has good batteries, then it should be working, right? Not so fast. The Ling Six Sound Check is a simple tool we use to ensure that hearing devices are working and giving the listener access to the sounds of speech. Six sounds, okay… what could be complicated about that? Let’s break it down and look at the science behind this simple check that carries a whole lot of weight.
I am excited to be partnering with some great organizations this spring to give two FREE webinars for parents and professionals. Both events also offer 1CE credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. See below for more information and links to register for the courses.
In past articles, I’ve discussed the cochlear implant process from candidacy to activation and beyond. But what actually happens in a candidacy evaluation? How do the professionals on your cochlear implant team decide who is a good candidate for the device? What do all of these appointments really mean, and what questions should informed patients and parents ask at each one?