Better Hearing and Speech Month Recap

By Hearing First Team May 31, 2016

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As Better Hearing & Speech Month winds down, learn more about the importance of knowing your baby’s hearing status.

As the month comes to a close, we want to thank you for joining us to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). This year’s theme, “Communication Takes Care”, has been a great opportunity for us to raise awareness of the importance for every parent to “Take Care” and know the status of their baby’s hearing. This is important because hearing is a foundational building block for children to learn to listen and talk, become healthy readers and do well in school.  Learn more about the importance of knowing the status of your baby’s hearing and services available through resources right here on our website.

It’s important to know your baby’s hearing status early, because during the early stages of life, their brain is developing at a rapid rate. Learn more about your baby’s early brain development and how you can enhance their learning experience.

The first step to knowing your baby’s hearing status is a newborn hearing screening. Learn more about this test and it’s importance.

When your baby's hearing is tested, the audiologist will provide you with an audiogram that visually depicts your child's hearing. Learn more about understanding audiograms using a fruit and string bean description.

Early intervention is important to your baby’s LSL success. Learn more about why early intervention is important and how it works.

Your baby’s ability to learn to talk is directly connected to their auditory brain development. Learn more about the connection and how hearing technology can help.

It takes more than just hearing technology to develop your baby’s auditory brain. Learn tips and techniques you can do to help your baby develop their listening and spoken language skills.

Even though BHSM 2016 is coming to a close, we can continue everyday to “take care” so that children who are deaf or hard of hearing can learn to listen and talk.

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Hearing First Team At Hearing First, we want all children to benefit from the availability of newborn hearing screening, the advances in technology, and the early learning services in their communities. We want all children to have the opportunity to take advantage of access to sound – a critical building block for future success.