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By Hearing First TeamJanuary 8, 2019
A new year means a new set of goals and opportunities to help your child with hearing loss reach successful listening and spoken language outcomes. Start your year strong with our top tips to build your child’s language skills!
By Hearing First TeamDecember 4, 2018
The holidays are upon us, meaning lots of family gatherings and get-togethers are coming too. Whether or not you realize it now, each family member and friend in the room can be a part of your LSL journey with your child who is deaf or hard of hearing. Read how to include them and increase your community of support below.
By Hearing First TeamOctober 23, 2018
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.
By Hearing First TeamJune 13, 2018
Ever wondered how to expand your community of support and find friends who share similar life experiences of raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing? We’ve got the answer with our Family Support Community! Read about why it’s easy to meet friends in the Community, and some quick ways to connect with other members.
By Hearing First TeamSeptember 7, 2017
Read the story of a grandparent of a child with hearing loss and how she is finding her place on the LSL journey alongside her grandson!
By Hearing First TeamAugust 31, 2017
Coming up later this year, Hearing First will launch an array of interactive online learning experiences where members of the Hearing First Communities can engage to advance their knowledge, increase their understanding and connect with fellow learners along the way. Learn more below!
By Hearing First TeamAugust 23, 2017
Embarking on the LSL journey with your child who is deaf or hard of hearing can be challenging at times. Learn how to build your community of support and specifically, find friends who are also on the LSL journey!
By Hearing First TeamApril 13, 2017
We all know the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey is not a simple, straight path to an expected outcome. Each family’s LSL journey is an ongoing process that has its ups and downs along the way and no two paths are ever the same! With the help of a community, you can find joy in the journey and hop to the next stage of progress, no matter where you are on the roadmap to an LSL outcome. Join us this week as we celebrate all stages of the family journey and read along to learn how you can connect with other LSL families to support each other each step, or hop, of the way.
By Hearing First TeamApril 7, 2017
We’re launching and you’re invited! Hearing First is excited to announce the opening of our online Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Family Support Community. Read below to learn more about the community and how you can join today!
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!