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!
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?
There are a lot of reasons, research, and rationale to support the need for bilateral amplification for people with hearing loss. It’s pretty much a “given” at this point in our field, though, sadly, there are still some insurance companies and even hearing healthcare professionals who lag behind the curve. What should you consider if you or your child have just one cochlear implant and are thinking about going bilateral? How do you get a second ear “up to speed” if there’s a significant gap between implant dates? Is it worthwhile to continue using a hearing aid in the other ear after you receive a CI? How can users or bilateral hearing devices get the most out of their two ears?
When you meet someone new, one of the first questions we tend to ask is, “What do you do?” When I tell people that I teach children with hearing loss to listen and speak, it’s a real conversation starter. Here are some of my most frequently asked questions about hearing loss, hearing technology, and Auditory Verbal Therapy. What are yours?
Teletherapy is a new and growing field in the world of speech-language pathology and auditory verbal therapy. This technology revolutionizing the way that people with hearing loss receive the care they need and deserve to live full, rich, and fulfilling lives. I love using teletherapy to help people with hearing loss and their families all around the globe. Here is what a typical teletherapy session looks like in my private practice:
My teletherapy services are charged directly to the patient/family. After your therapy session, you will receive an electronic invoice from a secure site. Clients are able to pay using their bank account, credit card, or debit card. International currency is no problem — the secure payment site will do the conversions for you!
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 just because of her family’s inability to pay for these services.