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Deaf Children are Learning to Listen and Talk

By Hearing First TeamOctober 12, 2015

"Hearing First" | listening and spoken language, powering potential, mission, Celebrate LSL

In today’s rapidly changing world, “what’s possible” is changing all the time. This is especially true for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. A hearing loss diagnosis means something different today than it once did. Learn about the shifts in understanding and advances in technology that are expanding more possibilities than ever before.

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Ready, Set, LSL: Know Where You’re Going

By Hearing First TeamOctober 9, 2015

LSL Day by Day | daily routines, LSL outcomes, professional perspective, Celebrate LSL

Learn why knowing the outcome you want for your child is so important. Then watch Dr. Carol Flexer, notable pediatric audiologist, explain why families should envision their child’s future to support them in reaching their desired outcomes for their child with hearing loss.

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Meet Hearing First - We’re Powering Potential

By Hearing First TeamOctober 6, 2015

News & Events | LSL outcomes, listening and spoken language, powering potential

Welcome to Hearing First. We believe in a future where children who are deaf and hard of hearing have the potential to be whatever they want to be. Help us power their potential.

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The Power of a Name

By Hearing First TeamOctober 6, 2015

"Hearing First" | listening and spoken language, mission, powering potential, Celebrate LSL

As a parent searching for critical information about quality services to teach your child to listen and talk, you should keep these keywords in mind: listening and spoken language, LSL, auditory verbal therapy, auditory verbal practice, auditory oral education, and oral deaf education.

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Eyes Open...Hearing Technology On!

By Hearing First TeamOctober 6, 2015

"Hearing First" | daily routines, LSL outcomes, hearing technology

Learning LSL requires access to all the speech sounds when a child with hearing loss is awake. Learn why proper, constant use of hearing technology is so important for brain development.

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Five Ways to Become Your Baby’s First Teacher

By Hearing First TeamOctober 6, 2015

LSL Day by Day | daily routines, LSL outcomes, parent advice, Celebrate LSL

Check out five tips that can help parents become their baby’s first teacher for learning listening and spoken language.

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