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The Easiest Way to Build Your Baby's Brain for Listening

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 27, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL plan, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, daily routines

Did you know it’s important for you and your family to talk about everything you do with your newborn? Learn why it’s important for babies with hearing loss to hear words over and over and watch an everyday example of this strategy to help you and your family build it into your daily routine.

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Do This One Thing To Teach Your Baby to Read

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 4, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL plan

There’s something you can do today and every day to help your baby on their road to reading. Read our blog to learn the one thing that will help you teach your child with hearing loss to read and be on the road to grade-level reading by the third grade!

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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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Tips to Prepare for Your Baby’s Hearing Evaluation

May 15, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL plan, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

Learn why early hearing loss diagnosis is so important, and read tips to help you prepare for your baby’s hearing evaluations or tests, including ideas for items to bring and what to expect!

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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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Tips from the Trenches: Working with Your Child’s School Team

By Hearing First TeamAugust 3, 2017

LSL Day by Day | LSL plan, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes, Celebrate LSL

Starting a new school year can feel overwhelming for parents, students and teachers. Here are some tips to help you work with your child’s school to create a smooth school year transition that will set them up for long term success in listening, learning, academic participation and social interaction.

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Listening is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2017

Celebrate LSL | Celebrate LSL, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language, LSL plan

When your child learns to listen, they aren’t just hearing, but making sense of what they hear, associating words and meaning, and finding out about the world around them… all through listening. This week, we’re focused on how your child’s listening can lead to learning goals. Read on to learn more!

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