Learn more about Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) through tips, advice, articles, and more on the Hearing First blog.
By Hearing First TeamApril 24, 2018
Children with hearing loss are at risk for missing subtle conversational cues and questions that are fundamental to understanding and sharing their own story. Learn how storytelling lays the foundation for future social relationships, and read ideas for building your child’s aptitude and confidence for storytelling over time.
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 29, 2018
Setting significant personal and professional goals enable us to continue growing as LSL practitioners. Read the 18 goal suggestions we’re encouraging for LSL professionals to implement for professional and personal growth in 2018!
By Hearing First TeamApril 19, 2017
Whether you’re just starting the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) process or you’ve had an early intervention process in place for a year, it’s important to remember that as a parent, you are the captain of the LSL team for your child! Read along for information about all-things IFSP and helpful tips from the trenches of the process.
By Hearing First TeamMarch 27, 2017
Middle ear fluid (otitis media with effusion) is a common condition in childhood, often causing a temporary conductive hearing loss. When middle ear fluid persists, treatment may be recommended. Dr. Stan Baker, an ENT specializing in otology and neurotology, recently worked with Hearing First to answer some of the common questions about middle ear fluid and how it affects your child with pre-existing hearing loss. Read along for helpful takeaways and insights straight from the doctor himself!
By Hearing First TeamMarch 22, 2017
We're continuing our conversation about middle ear fluid with an audiologist’s point of view! Read on to learn about the ins and outs of middle ear fluid and how your child's audiologist can help you tackle middle ear issues.
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 17, 2017
In our previous blog post, guest bloggers Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd and Ashley Garber, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT focused on the importance of approaching mentoring through a growth mindset and discussed the first cornerstone of a strong mentoring relationship, Create Connections. Today’s post continues our discussion with the remaining three cornerstones: Build Trust, Create Opportunities for Learning, and Engage in Healthy Feedback.
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 12, 2017
In honor of National Mentoring Month, guest bloggers Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd and Ashley Garber, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT walk professionals through the steps of creating a mentoring mindset when coaching others.
By Hearing First TeamJune 22, 2016
Bonding over bedtime stories for little language learners
By Hearing First TeamJune 11, 2016
Creating your own flap book is an easy way to keep your little one engaged in early literacy.
By Hearing First TeamApril 28, 2016
When your baby’s hearing is tested, the results are presented in the form of a graph known as an audiogram.