Knowing What Your Child Can Hear

Webinar | 1 hr watch

Your child’s audiogram is a picture of what sounds they can hear based on testing. But what do those numbers, lines, and shapes mean?

In this webinar designed specifically for families, we’ll dive into what an audiogram shows you about your child’s hearing so you can feel confident explaining your child’s hearing loss, their audiogram, and what sounds reach their brain.

Dr. Carol Flexer, an expert pediatric audiologist and thought leader, will define and explain the purpose and design of an audiogram. She’ll help you understand where real sounds — like a dog barking or your voice singing a lullaby — fit on the chart as it relates to their frequency (pitch) and intensity (loudness). This will help you understand what your child can hear with and without their devices, based on their specific hearing loss. Dr. Flexer will also define the Speech Banana, speech sounds, the Speech String Bean, the Ling 6-Sound Test, and Suprasegmentals, and explain their importance for your child’s brain development.   

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Carol Flexer, Ph.D., CCC/A, LSLS Cert. AVT Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Audiology, The University of Akron

Dr. Carol Flexer's career has been dedicated to advocating for better listening, learning, and literacy for children with hearing loss. An international lecturer and consultant in pediatric and educational audiology and author of more than 155 publications including 17 books, Dr. Flexer is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. Dr. Flexer is a Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT) and a licensed audiologist.

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This webinar is part of Living LSL: A Family Learning Series. These free learning opportunities were designed specifically with parents in mind so you’ll have the skills and know-how to confidently raise your child with hearing loss to listen, talk, and achieve their dreams. We’re sharing what the parenting books likely didn’t prepare you for by covering the essentials of LSL and spelling out the important need-to-know aspects of teaching a child who is deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk.

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