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  • Speech Goals at Home Ideas for Parents


    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


    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


    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 ...



    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 ...

  • How Arithmetic Word Problems Help Language Development


    By Rob Madell, Ph.D., and Jane R. Madell, Ph.D., CCC A/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Arithmetic word problems offer a large array of language development opportunities, particularly for children with hearing loss. Learn how you can use basic ma ...



    The human ear is a truly remarkable organ for picking up sound. But it is the brain that translates all the sound information into what we perceive as hearing. Therefore it is not just the ears, but also the brain that needs time to becom ...

  • How to Tell if you have Earwax Buildup and Not Hearing Loss


    First you should know that your hearing loss may be due to a buildup of earwax that can be easily removed by a physician What is earwax buildup? Your ear canal produces a waxy oil called cerumen—this oil is more commonly kno ...

  • Children and hearing loss


    Hearing is an essential factor in children's speech and language development. Consequently, it is important that if a child has any hearing impairment, it is detected at the earliest possible stage.  It can be worrying to di ...

  • Getting used to hearing aids


    During the first couple of days, the sound reproduced by the hearing aids may be perceived as unnatural, and it may be difficult to recognise and distinguish between various sounds. If you use your hearing aid every day, you will graduall ...

  • Get Organized: Tips from Parents


    by Susan Boswell, CAE and Elizabeth Reed-Martinez Many different professionals are involved in the medical care and education of a young child with hearing loss who is learning to listen and talk. But at the center of a child's ca ...

  • Protecting Your Hearing


    Hearing loss can occur as part of the natural aging process. Other hearing losses are the result of exposure to factors at both work and home. Some types of hearing loss can be prevented. Second only to aging, exposure to loud noise i ...

  • What Happens If You Ignore Your Hearing Loss


    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 understand. ...

  • What Types of Hearing Tests are Available


    According to the ASHA (American speech-language-hearing association), There are several types of hearing tests. Here’s a list of the hearing tests we offer. Pure-Tone Testing Speech Testing Tests of the Midd ...

  • What Hearing Aid Users Hear


    Hearing aids do not restore hearing to typical levels. However, depending on the degree of hearing loss, hearing aids will enable a person to hear many sounds. This includes both environmental sounds such as the sound of a rattle or a dog ...

  • Using a Hearing Aid


    People of all ages use hearing aids. Hearing aids are appropriate for the very young and the very old, for those with minimal hearing loss and those with profound hearing loss. Hearing aids are often the first step families take when ...

  • How We Hear


    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 understanding the world arou ...

  • Tinnitus


    Tinnitus ("TIN-a-tus" or "Tin-EYE-tus") refers to "ringing in the ears" when no other sound is present. Tinnitus can sound like hissing, roaring, pulsing, whooshing, chirping, whistling, or clicking. Tinn ...

  • Effects of Hearing Loss on Development


      It is well recognized that hearing is critical to speech and language development, communication, and learning. Children with listening difficulties due to hearing loss or auditory processing problems continue to be an und ...

  • Configuration of Hearing Loss


      The configuration, or shape, of the hearing loss refers to the degree and pattern of hearing loss across frequencies (tones), as illustrated in a graph called an audiogram. For example, a hearing loss that only affects the ...

  • Creating a Grand Language Adventure


    Creating a Grand Language Adventure   by Wendelyn DeMoss, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Summer can be a highly anticipated time for families. Routines change with the end of the school year and plans are made fo ...

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