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  • Hearing Aid Technology

    2014-12-04

    Hearing Aid Technology is Nothing Like It Used To Be Ten thousand baby boomers enter or start social security every day. With that, higher instances of age-related hearing loss are sure to follow. According to the American Speech- ...

  • 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 ...

  • Types of Hearing Aids

    2014-11-18

    There are several types of hearing aids – behind the ear, in the ear, in the canal and implantable hearing aids. Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids This slim hearing aid fits on top of and tucked behind the ear. Typically, an ...

  • Getting a Hearing Aid

    2014-11-12

    Hearing aids are selected following a comprehensive audiological evaluation, which produces an audiogram that the audiologist can use to learn about the type and degree of hearing loss experienced by a child or adult. Hearing assessment p ...

  • 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 ...

  • Why test a child's hearing

    2014-09-18

    A child with undetected hearing loss may not be able to develop normal speech and language or acquire the cognitive abilities (knowing, thinking, and judging) needed for learning. Children whose hearing loss is not identified until, for e ...

  • Speech Goals at Home Ideas for Parents

    2014-09-18

    by Joey Lynn Resciniti My daughter, Julia, was diagnosed at age 3 with a moderate sensorineural hearing loss. Finding a reason for her speech delay did ease some of my worry. But even after she was fitted with hearing aids, her days n ...

  • Strategies for Young Children with Hearing Loss

    2014-09-10

    by Eric Mann   Julia was born in February 2006 with a profound hearing loss in both ears. After multiple rounds of testing, my wife, Jeanne, and I had to decide whether to raise our daughter to communicate using spoken langua ...

  • How We Hear

    2014-09-10

    Parts of the Ear: Outer Ear | Middle Ear | Inner Ear   Hearing is one of the five senses. It is a complex process of picking up sound and attaching meaning to it. The ability to hear is critical to un ...

  • CHALLENGING LISTENING SITUATIONS

    2014-08-29

    For hearing aid users, some listening situations are more problematic than others. Listening in noisy surroundings, for example, is often more problematic than listening in quiet situations. Often the ability to focus on specific sounds i ...

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