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By Hearing First TeamJune 27, 2019
It may seem like common sense to read that it’s easier for your child to listen and learn in a quieter environment, but did you know there are changes you can make in your home to minimize noise and make listening easier? Get our tips for creating an LSL-friendly home so your child can learn in an optimal listening environment.
By Hearing First TeamMay 30, 2019
Is it possible to grow your baby’s brain by singing to them? Absolutely! Learn why singing is such an important activity for helping your child with hearing loss learn to listen and talk and get some easy tips to get you started.
By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2019
This week, we’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of toddlers with hearing loss! Keep reading to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you as you work with your early interventionist to teach your child with hearing loss to learn to listen and talk with Listening and Spoken Language (LSL).
By Hearing First TeamMay 10, 2019
We’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of infants with hearing loss! Read our blog to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you power the listening, talking, and literacy potential for your baby with hearing loss this month and beyond!
By Hearing First TeamApril 24, 2019
As a parent, you’ve probably heard about the importance of reading books, teaching manners, and singing songs. However, you might not have been told that one of the best ways to build your child’s brain is by talking to them. Learn about the importance of helping your child hear 40 million words by age four, and some of our simple, everyday tips to reach this goal!
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 8, 2019
A new year means a new set of goals and opportunities to help your child with hearing loss reach successful listening and spoken language outcomes. Start your year strong with our top tips to build your child’s language skills!
By Hearing First TeamDecember 4, 2018
The holidays are upon us, meaning lots of family gatherings and get-togethers are coming too. Whether or not you realize it now, each family member and friend in the room can be a part of your LSL journey with your child who is deaf or hard of hearing. Read how to include them and increase your community of support below.
By Hearing First TeamOctober 10, 2018
The simple morning routine known as Take Five can set the stage for a lifetime of listening, reading and talking!
By Hearing First TeamSeptember 17, 2018
Small steps can mean BIG progress on your child’s LSL journey. To help you get there, Dr. Teresa Caraway, CEO of Hearing First partnered with Dr. Jace Wolfe, Director of Audiology and Research at Hearts for Hearing, to discuss essential advice for getting the most out of your child’s hearing technology.
By Hearing First TeamAugust 14, 2018
With the new school year on the way, you might be wondering how you can help your child make friends and reach social milestones. The good news is that there are things you can do as parents to support your children, with or without hearing loss, in the development of social skills that will help them foster friendships, and positively interact with classmates. Keep reading to learn our tips.