All Waking Hours: The Importance of Always Wearing Your Hearing-Assistive Technology

August 15, 2023

Early diagnosis and amplification is crucial in ensuring that your child with hearing loss is successful with listening and spoken language. But once your child is fitted with hearing aids and cochlear implants, the work is just beginning.

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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

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

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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An Intro to Cochlear Implants

December 6, 2021

When hearing aids are not providing enough of a benefit, cochlear implants may be the best option for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

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Bilateral Amplification

November 4, 2021

Bilateral amplification is the process of adding hearing assistive technology to both ears. A recipient will enjoy several sound quality benefits when compared to a unilaterally amplified person.

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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 Does a Cochlear Implant Do?

February 12, 2019

Cochlear implants work a little differently than typical hearing aids, and this type of assistive technology is most common in children with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. But how exactly do cochlear implants allow children with sensorineural hearing loss to hear better?

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How Do I Test My Newborn Baby’s Hearing?

October 15, 2018

If you’re one of those parents, learning that your newborn may be deaf or hard of hearing can come as a devastating shock. And that’s assuming your baby has been properly tested in the first place.

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Is a Cochlear Implant Right for My Child?

October 3, 2018

As a parent, learning that your child has hearing loss can be devastating. Even worse is the realization that technologies like hearing aids may not be enough. But there are other solutions.

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Cochlear Implants vs. Hearing Aids

July 2, 2018

Although no known technology can completely restore hearing, hearing aids and cochlear implants can help improve your child’s ability to hear and communicate.

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Cochlear Implant Pros and Cons for Children

May 11, 2018

Most assistive hearing devices work by amplifying sound. Hearing aids, for example, help boost auditory signals – allowing more information to reach the brain for processing. And with proper fitting and training, these devices can help with the user’s hearing ability.

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