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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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How Much Should Your Child Be Wearing Their Hearing Technology? Get the Answer!

By Hearing First TeamMay 8, 2018

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

Wow! We’re still amazed that we had the opportunity to have a face-to-face conversation with Dr. Teresa Ching about her landmark study about children with hearing loss known as the LOCHI (Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment) Study. Watch the full video about the study and her answer to the question of “How much does my child need to be wearing their hearing technology?”

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Hearing First Ask Me Anything with Lydia Denworth

By Hearing First TeamFebruary 22, 2018

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

Watch the Facebook Live “Ask Me Anything” video featuring Hearing First CEO Dr. Teresa Caraway and author, journalist and LSL mom, Lydia Denworth, as they discuss Lydia’s hearing loss story with her son Alex, and the science behind how the brain uses sound for early speech and language development.

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Celebrating Opportunities for Independence on the LSL Journey

By Hearing First TeamJune 30, 2017

Celebrate LSL | Children With Hearing Loss, LSL journey

LSL gives way to a life of independence for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to partake in family stories, learn a musical instrument, go to ballet class with hearing friends, sing along with the radio, as well as other routines, sports, and activities. The little things that we do independently but take for granted can be celebrated as possibilities for children with hearing loss.

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Talking is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 24, 2017

Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language, Celebrate LSL

This week, we’re focused on guiding your child to use language to communicate their wants and needs. Read on to learn why talking is a key to connection!

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Sharing is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 10, 2017

Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language

As we continue our celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month, we’re focused on how you interact with your child and how that helps develop their spoken language. It’s vital to share quality interactions with your child from day one. Read to learn more!

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Hearing is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 3, 2017

"Hearing First", Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status

This month we’re celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month, part of a larger movement across the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This year’s theme is “Communication: The Key to Connection,” so we are highlighting the many ways you can help a child who is deaf or hard of hearing to succeed through communication.

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Top 5 Gifts for Your Baby

By Hearing First TeamDecember 13, 2016

LSL Day by Day | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, holidays, parent advice, daily routines

The holidays can be a time of joy, thankfulness and wonderment for you and your baby. It’s also a time when parents get excited to give their children the gifts they’ll love and enjoy for years to come. Here are five gifts you can give to your baby this holiday season to bond, build LSL practices and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

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