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The Benefits of Music for Children with Hearing Loss

The Benefits of Music for Children with Hearing Loss

November 8, 2022

Whether slow and soothing or fast and upbeat, music provides joy and entertainment for everyone. For children with hearing loss, research shows that music also serves as an invaluable language development tool.

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Strategies for Keeping Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants on Young Children

Strategies for Keeping Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants on Young Children

October 10, 2022

It is highly important that children who are deaf and hard of hearing wear their listening devices for all waking hours. However, this can sometimes be difficult with younger children.

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What Is Listening and Spoken Language?

What Is Listening and Spoken Language?

September 7, 2022

LSL is based on the understanding that children who are deaf and hard of hearing can learn to speak, listen, read and write with the same fluency as their hearing peers.

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Back-to-School Checklist for Children with Hearing Loss

Back-to-School Checklist for Children with Hearing Loss

August 8, 2022

With many schools resuming this month, it is time for parents of children with hearing loss to prepare for the upcoming year.

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How to Incorporate Listening & Spoken Language (LSL) into Summer Activities

How to Incorporate Listening & Spoken Language (LSL) into Summer Activities

July 6, 2022

At CCHAT, the success of our program stems from the tremendous support we receive from parents and family members during the school year. It becomes much harder to manage during the summer when structured Listening & Spoken Language (LSL) learning stops.

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IFSP vs. IEP vs. 504 Plans

IFSP vs. IEP vs. 504 Plans

June 7, 2022

The goal of an IFSP, IEP and 504 Plan is to get your child with hearing loss set up on the road to success. There are some details that differentiate each plan from the others.

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Sports for Children with Hearing Loss

Sports for Children with Hearing Loss

May 11, 2022

The benefits of playing sports are especially important for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. While families of children with hearing loss may be hesitant to sign up for youth sports due to physical or social concerns, there are steps that can be taken to help make the experience enjoyable for everyone involved. 

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Types of Listening Devices for Children with Hearing Loss

Types of Listening Devices for Children with Hearing Loss

April 6, 2022

If you have a child with hearing loss, it's important to recognize that early treatment and intervention are crucial first steps. Part of that process often involves obtaining a hearing aid or similar device for your child.

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How to Care for Hearing Assistive Technology at Home

How to Care for Hearing Assistive Technology at Home

March 2, 2022

Regular cleaning of hearing-assistive technology is imperative to keep your devices working properly. At home, there are several things you can do as a parent to care for your child’s listening devices.

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What to Expect at a CCHAT Hearing Appointment

What to Expect at a CCHAT Hearing Appointment

February 3, 2022

In addition to its center-based services for children with hearing loss, CCHAT performs a number of audiological tests and diagnostic exams for the general public.

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