But What Will He Do When the Hearing Technology Is Off?

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 reasons enough to learn sign language? Continue reading

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2016 RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM NEUROIMAGING – PREDICTING HEARING AND LANGUAGE OUTCOMES

The 2016 AG Bell Research Symposium was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and featured panelists:

Julie Arenberg Bierer, Ph.D., CCC-A

John S. Oghalai, M.D.

René Gifford, Ph.D.

Anu Sharma, Ph.D.

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PARENTAL PERSPECTIVES: FUELING SUCCESS IN THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM

Melanie Ribich

Kat Golden

Wendy Horvath

Tammy Kenny

Cynthia Logsdon

A panel of parents of children with hearing loss who listen and talk shared their experiences, tips, and wisdom.  They had so many great quotes and insights, I’m just going to list them below.  Their comments say far more than I ever could!   Continue reading

FROM “DREAMERS” TO “VELVET BULLDOZERS”: STOKES’ 6-STAGES

Louise Honck Cert. MRCSLT, PG. Dip. AVT, LSLS Cert. AVT

Susannah Burden Cert. MRCSLT, Pg. Dip. AVT, LSLS Cert. AVT

This presentation focused on parents’ journey from initial identification of their child’s hearing loss to acceptance and advocacy.

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Complex and Challenging Cases: WEBINAR RECORDING

See below for a recording of my May 2016 presentation for Cochlear and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children/Renwick Centre “Complex and Challenging Cases” [CC]

 

Out with the Old

Hearing loss technology and intervention are rapidly changing.  Advances in cochlear implant programming, hearing aid design, and the brain science behind auditory verbal intervention continue to drive our field forward and propel children born deaf today to new heights.  Children born deaf or hard of hearing in 2016 truly have a world of possibilities open to them.  As leading audiologist and Cert. AVT Jane Madell says, “This is a wonderful time to be born deaf.”

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WEBINAR: AVT Jumpstart!

Are you a parent considering Auditory Verbal Therapy for your child?  Are you a professional considering pursing Listening and Spoken Language Specialist certification?  Are you a speech-language pathologist with deaf children on your caseload?  Are you a teacher of the deaf looking to brush up on your spoken language strategies?  This webinar is for YOU!

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WEBINAR 5/3/2016: Complex and Challenging Cases

Children with multiple disabilities. Malformed cochleae. Late diagnosis. Impoverished family situation. Low parental involvement. Regression. Slow progress. What’s a therapist to do?

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WEBINAR 11/10/2015: More Than Just Ears: Hearing Loss, Balance, and Mental Health

Join me on Tuesday November 10, 2015 at 7PM EST for “More Than Just Ears: Hearing Loss, Balance, and Mental Health” a free webinar sponsored by Ear Gear and offered for continuing education credit from the International Hearing Society.  Register below!

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All About Magnets

Whether you call it a coil, magnet, or headpiece, here are answers to your questions about the part of the cochlear implant processor that sticks to your head to communicate with the internal part of your device. 

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