Learn more about Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) through tips, advice, articles, and more on the Hearing First blog.
By Hearing First TeamMay 22, 2018
How many words does your child need to hear in the early years? Research tells us that children who hear at least 40 million words or more in the first four years of life develop early conversational skills, learn to read on time, do better in school and have more communication opportunities in the future. Read how you can help your child with hearing loss meet the 40 million word goal!
May 15, 2018
Learn why early hearing loss diagnosis is so important, and read tips to help you prepare for your baby’s hearing evaluations or tests, including ideas for items to bring and what to expect!
By Hearing First TeamMay 1, 2018
Hear why it’s important to know the status of your baby’s hearing and find helpful resources right here on our site!
By Hearing First TeamMarch 22, 2018
Hear why it’s important to read aloud with your baby every day, and get our handout to help make your daily reading routine fun and effective!
By Hearing First TeamMarch 13, 2018
When it comes to your child on the LSL journey, the first five minutes of the day can be the most crucial to helping them learn to listen and talk, setting them up for success towards their listening, talking and reading potential. Learn more about Take Five and how you can implement it in your daily routine.
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 26, 2018
It’s a brand new year and a great reminder that this could be your best year yet as a parent on the LSL journey! Planning and setting goals for the new year not only provides you with an intentional road map for listening, talking and learning opportunities, but it helps you reflect along the way and keep the big picture in mind. Read below for a detailed list of the 18 goals we invite you to set for yourself to help your child with hearing loss reach their full listening and spoken language potential in 2018!
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 16, 2018
Learn practical tips to make reading exciting, engaging, and relevant for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families by downloading our free eBook, Growing Listening, Language and Literacy Skills: Tips for LSL Interventionists. Read below to learn how!
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 10, 2018
You might’ve read articles about it, heard your early interventionist explain it or seen a video example showing it, but what exactly is a listening check and why is it important? Read below to learn about listening checks and how you can practice them with your baby with hearing loss!
By Hearing First TeamDecember 19, 2017
Cheer ye, hear ye! During this holiday season make the most out of your child’s listening, learning and language potential through the discussions you have before, during and after your favorite activities. Learn more below.
By Hearing First TeamDecember 5, 2017
Ever feel like the unplanned moments of your (LSL) journey aren’t moving the needle or helping create strategic growth for your child with hearing loss? Learn why the unexpected situations or challenges we encounter can actually make for the best learning and sharing opportunities on the LSL journey.