FREE POSTER: This Is NOT My Cochlear Implant

Feel free to download and share this poster to raise awareness of the importance of cochlear implants.  It may be used and shared for free in its original form with no edits and proper attribution.

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[WEBINAR] More Than Just Ears: Hearing Loss, Balance, and Mental Health in Seniors

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!

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The Catch-Up Game: WEBINAR RECORDING

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. 

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WEBINAR 4/30/2015: Beginning with Babies: Hearing Technology, Family Counseling, and Early Language Development

 

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SPACES ARE LIMITED.  REGISTER TODAY!

UPDATE 4/17/2015:  Registration is now full.  Due to the high level of interest in this program, we may be offering an encore of the webinar in May.  Stay tuned!

 

Playing Tricks in Therapy

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.

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Ling Six Sound Check

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS: Free Webinars for Parents and Professionals

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.

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Cochlear Implant Evaluations: What To Expect, What to Ask

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?

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Plateaus, Valleys, Plains and Mountains: Measuring Progress

We know that getting a cochlear implant is not an instant fix.  Speech, language, and listening skills do not magically appear after activation, and progress is on everyone’s minds.  How does progress happen?  How much is enough?  How fast?  What should we do if things aren’t working out as planned?  

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