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The Best Ways to Help Your Child with Hearing Loss Build Language Skills

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 8, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes, LSL journey, Celebrate LSL, parent support

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!

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How to Get Family Members Involved in Your Child’s Hearing Journey

By Hearing First TeamDecember 4, 2018

LSL Day by Day | parent advice, Parent Outcomes, parent-professional partnerships, LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, Celebrate LSL

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.

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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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5 Easy Ways to Find Parent Friends in the Family Support Community

By Hearing First TeamJune 13, 2018

Connected Learning | LSL journey, LSL story, Parent Outcomes, parent support, Celebrate LSL

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.

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A Payoff Beyond Words - Grandparents on the LSL Journey

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 7, 2017

LSL Day by Day | LSL journey, LSL outcomes, parent support, Celebrate LSL

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!

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What’s a Hearing First Learning Experience?

By Hearing First TeamAugust 31, 2017

Connected Learning, News & Events | connected learning, professional learning community, connected learner, learning community, parent support, Celebrate LSL

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!

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How to Find Fellow Friends on the LSL Journey

By Hearing First TeamAugust 23, 2017

Connected Learning | LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, parent advice, Celebrate LSL

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!

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Hop to it! Living the LSL Family Journey

By Hearing First TeamApril 13, 2017

Connected Learning | LSL journey, LSL story, parent advice, parent support, Celebrate LSL

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.

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Hearing First Powers Families

By Hearing First TeamApril 7, 2017

Connected Learning | LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, parent advice

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!

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Ask the ENT - Middle Ear Troubles

By Hearing First TeamMarch 27, 2017

LSL Intervention Practice | LSL journey, LSL outcomes, community of practice, parent-professional partnerships, parent support, hearing testing, Celebrate LSL

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!

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