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Resources for Parents of Toddlers with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2019

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

This week, we’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of toddlers with hearing loss! Keep reading to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you as you work with your early interventionist to teach your child with hearing loss to learn to listen and talk with Listening and Spoken Language (LSL).

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Resources for Parents of Infants with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamMay 10, 2019

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

We’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of infants with hearing loss! Read our blog to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you power the listening, talking, and literacy potential for your baby with hearing loss this month and beyond!

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Promote Your Child’s Brain Development by Reaching the 40 Million Word Goal

By Hearing First TeamApril 24, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, daily routines, parent advice, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, early brain development, listening and spoken language

As a parent, you’ve probably heard about the importance of reading books, teaching manners, and singing songs. However, you might not have been told that one of the best ways to build your child’s brain is by talking to them. Learn about the importance of helping your child hear 40 million words by age four, and some of our simple, everyday tips to reach this goal!

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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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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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How Five Minutes can Power Your Child’s Potential for Listening, Talking, and Reading

By Hearing First TeamOctober 10, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, parent advice, daily routines, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, early brain development, listening and spoken language

The simple morning routine known as Take Five can set the stage for a lifetime of listening, reading and talking!

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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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