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  • Early Intervention

    2015-04-15

    Early intervention refers to educational and/or therapy programs designed for children ages birth to 3 and their families.  The earlier a child receives services to address the effects of hearing loss, the more time there is to influ ...

  • Early Identification

    2015-04-15

    Parents often feel alone and overwhelmed when their child is first diagnosed with hearing loss. You will be asked to make decisions about hearing technology, what method your child will use to communicate and what kind of learning program ...

  • My Child Has a Hearing Loss

    2015-02-05

    Parents often feel alone and overwhelmed when their child is first diagnosed with hearing loss. You will be asked to make decisions about hearing technology, what method your child will use to communicate and what kind of learning program ...

  • Who Should be Screened for Hearing Loss

    2015-01-26

    People of any age can be screened for hearing loss. Newborn infants are now routinely screened before leaving the hospital. Most preschoolers and school-age children are screened periodically at their schools or in their doctors' offi ...

  • Encourage Musical Journeys

    2015-01-05

    by Wendy Cheng People with hearing loss are fully capable of learning and playing music. With the right support, students with hearing loss should be able to learn to play an instrument well and be able to play with others. Based on m ...

  • Benefits of Early Intervention

    2015-01-05

    It is important to always know that as parents, you are entitled to select the communication approach(es) you want to use with your child so he or she can develop language. The decision making process and the implementation of the chosen ...

  • Communication How Babies Learn

    2014-12-08

    Communication: How Babies Learn If you want to study how a baby's experiences influence his or her speech perception, the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, is a good place to start. An increasing proportion of the pop ...

  • Seven Reasons You Hear Better with Two Ears

    2014-12-08

    The power of binaural hearing: “bi” stands for two; and “aural” for the ears. As we may have been accustom to throughout our lives, we have experienced the power and wonder of the capabilities of human hearing. We ...

  • Listening and Spoken Language

    2014-11-26

    Babies learn language best when in a loving environment, surrounded by enriching and engaging conversation. Judith Simser, O.Ont., B.Ed., Dip Ed. Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT, summed it up when she wrote, “Children learn language best throu ...

  • I can hear, but don’t understand. Why?

    2014-11-26

    For the majority of individuals with a hearing loss, two things are happening, often at the same time. First it’s unusual to lose the ability to hear equally across all frequencies (pitches). Typically you lose higher frequen ...

  • DOES MY CHILD HAVE IMPAIRED HEARING

    2014-11-18

    Children with impaired hearing often learn to compensate for their lack of hearing by becoming more sensitive to other sensory inputs, such as changes in light caused by the opening or closing of a door, vibrations in the floor, or moveme ...

  • Do not ignore hearing loss

    2014-11-12

    A large number of people wait 15 or more years before they address their hearing loss. During that time an individuals quality of life may have deteriorated unnecessarily. Our ears enable us to hear but our brains enable us to unders ...

  • GOOD COMMUNICATION TIPS

    2014-11-04

    Never talk with your back to the child.       Get close to the child when you communicate. The sound volume halves every time the distance from the sound source is doubled, so increasing the distance by ju ...

  • Choosing a Communication Approach

    2014-11-04

    Selecting a Communications Approach Questions to Ask of Your Family Questions to Ask Professionals Whom to Meet With Additional Considerations Selecting a Communication Approach  While some paren ...

  • What Are My Child’s Communication Options

    2014-10-30

    What are communications options? Why do I need to select one for my child? A brief look at: Listening and Spoken Language Cued Speech/Language American Sign Language/Bilingual-Bicultural ...

  • Socialization Tips for Parents

    2014-10-30

    The educational dilemmas facing children who are deaf or hard of hearing can be pretty intense. But as a parent, you’ve done the research and have a good idea how to minimize your child’s difficulties at school: reaching out t ...

  • Benefits of Early Intervention

    2014-10-21

    It is important to always know that as parents, you are entitled to select the communication approach(es) you want to use with your child so he or she can develop language. The decision making process and the implementation of the chosen ...

  • Are any additional tests done during a pediatric hearing evaluation

    2014-10-21

    A thorough diagnostic test also includes an evaluation of the middle-ear system. The middle ear is the space behind the eardrum and is a common site for ear infections in children. A tympanogram is a measure of the compliance of the m ...

  • How can hearing be assessed in a child who is unable to cooperate

    2014-09-26

    Some children are unable to cooperate for hearing evaluations, either due to their age or to a developmental delay (for example, a child with severe mental retardation). Currently, there are two different types of tests that are utilized ...

  • What is the latest hearing test being used in children

    2014-09-26

    One of the newest tests being utilized is the auditory steady state response (ASSR) evaluation. This is a test that is used in conjunction with the ABR. It is completed while the child is sleeping, or sedated, and it makes recordings from ...

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