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What Do Outcomes Look Like 25 Years After Choosing LSL? Get the Answer!

By Hearing First TeamApril 4, 2019

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, LSL outcomes, Parent Outcomes

What does life look like for adults who started the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey as babies? How do they feel about the choice their families made for them? Learn about some of the answers to these questions and learn about some of the latest inspiring LSL research in the recap of our recent Facebook Ask Me Anything (AMA) interview with LSL researchers Dr. Stacey R Lim, Dr. Don Goldberg, and Dr. Carol Flexer.

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Our New Podcast is Live

By Hearing First TeamFebruary 19, 2019

"Hearing First" | LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, parent advice, listening and spoken language, LSL outcomes, hearing technology, Celebrate LSL

Listen up! We’ve launched a podcast. We’re excited to share the first season of Powering Potential from Hearing First. Over six episodes, we’ll get to know the stories of four families who are teaching their children with hearing loss to listen and speak. Hear them get real about the fears, struggles, triumphs, and joys they’ve experienced along the way.

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Practical Tips for Partnering with LSL Professionals

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 22, 2019

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, LSL outcomes, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

We recently sat down with Dr. Rachel Glade, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas and LSL professional to talk about her practical tips for parents to help them partner with professionals on their child’s hearing journey. Read the Facebook Live highlights and watch the full interview below!

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Hear the Crucial Information a Cochlear Implant Surgeon Provides for Families of Children with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamDecember 12, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, parent advice, LSL outcomes, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes, hearing technology

Do you have questions about cochlear implants for children who are deaf or hard of hearing? We’ve got some answers! Hear from Hearing First CEO, Dr. Teresa Caraway as she interviews Dr. Stan Baker, an Otologist and Cochlear Implant Surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field as they discuss all things cochlear implants for children with hearing loss.

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LSL Interview with Dr. Carol Flexer and Dr. Teresa Caraway

By Hearing First TeamNovember 29, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL outcomes, LSL strategies, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

What does it mean when we say “we hear with the brain?” Get the answer to this question and learn the connection between hearing and early brain development in our live interview with Dr. Carol Flexer! Read the takeaways from Hearing First CEO, Dr. Teresa Caraway’s conversation with Dr. Flexer and watch the full interview below.

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The Unlimited Potential of the LSL Life

By Hearing First TeamOctober 23, 2018

"Hearing First" | LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, parent advice, listening and spoken language, LSL outcomes, Celebrate LSL, hearing technology

We at Hearing First believe that children who are deaf or hard of hearing have the potential to be whatever they want to be. We're delighted to share the stories and accomplishments of our community members thriving with Listening and Spoken Language on LSLLife.com.

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Learn Parent Tips for Helping Your Baby Learn to Listen and Talk

By Hearing First TeamOctober 2, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, parent advice, LSL outcomes, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

Hearing First CEO Dr. Teresa Caraway recently interviewed Elizabeth Rosenzweig, MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT, a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist & Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, about topics ranging from speech therapy to using daily routines and the ‘magic’ of conversation to practice LSL strategies at home. Listen to the interview and learn top tips for getting an early start on helping your child learn to listen and talk!

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Hearing First Launches Spanish Website and Resources

By Hearing First TeamJune 8, 2018

Celebrate LSL, "Hearing First" | LSL journey, LSL story, LSL plan, LSL strategies, Children With Hearing Loss, daily routines, listening and spoken language

What features two languages along with hundreds of blogs, handouts, and resources to help you learn and grow on your LSL journey? Our website! Learn more about our website and materials now available in Spanish and how you can access them to power potential for even more children with hearing loss.


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Ever Wondered How to Test a Baby’s Hearing? Find Out!

By Hearing First TeamMay 25, 2018

Celebrate LSL, "Hearing First" | LSL journey, LSL story, LSL plan, LSL strategies, Children With Hearing Loss, daily routines, listening and spoken language

If you’ve ever asked the question ‘How in the world do you test a baby’s hearing?’, we have a must-watch video for you! Read about our recent Facebook Live “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Jace Wolfe, prominent researcher in pediatric audiology and Director of Audiology and Research at Hearts for Hearing, and watch the video recap!

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Why Collaboration is Important Between Parents and LSL Professionals

By Hearing First TeamMay 18, 2018

Celebrate LSL, "Hearing First" | LSL journey, LSL story, LSL plan, LSL strategies, Children With Hearing Loss, daily routines, listening and spoken language

When it comes to the partnership between parents and LSL professionals powering potential for children with hearing loss to listen and talk, collaboration is key! Watch our recent Facebook Live “Ask Me Anything” with special guest, Joanna Smith, LSLS Cert. AVT, CEO and Executive Director at Hearts for Hearing, as we chat about effective collaboration, and how families can “make up for lost time” with the late hearing loss diagnosis.

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