Little Brains Grow Based on What They Experience
Babies are learners from day one. Your baby learns by absorbing information through their senses and through meaningful interactions with you and other caregivers. What they experience, especially what they hear, builds new connections in their brain.
As a parent, you need to know the status of your baby’s hearing first so your baby can access the sounds they need to build connections in their brain. If your baby is deaf or hard of hearing, they need properly fit hearing devices, such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. When they hear you talking and interacting with them, it helps build their brain for listening. Listening helps little brains make the connections that build understanding, vocabulary, literacy, problem solving, social skills, and more.
The first 3 ½ years of your baby’s life is a key time for learning language. LSL matters if you want your baby with hearing loss to listen and talk.