Relay Services

If you don’t have access to internet services or smartphones… There are many available technologies for children who have difficulty with discrimination of speech on the telephone. This difficulty is compounded by the poor voice quality of many users of cell phones and speakerphones. A technology that provides assistance by converting speech to sign/text is […]

Reading to Children who have a hearing loss

Reading to children who have hearing loss is just as important for overall growth and development as it is for children who have normal hearing. As you are reading to your child, you are helping them develop reading comprehension, visual/tracking skills, expressive and receptive language and vocabulary skills. Below are some principles to use with […]

Pitch perception and Cochlear Implant users

Cochlear Implant users and Pitch Perception

Did you know that cochlear implant users perceive pitch in an entirely different way than normal hearing listeners? This can sometimes make it difficult for people with cochlear implants to appreciate the melody of music or understand tone of voice. Let’s put this into an analogy on the piano.  Pretend that all the keys on […]

Tips for Successful Virtual Learning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids

tips for home learning for DHH kids

2020 has not looked like any other year we have seen, causing parents and caregivers to wear even more hats when it comes to their children’s education.  Parents and Caregivers have become science teachers, gym teachers, lunch room helpers and art instructors (to name a few) as schools have moved to online classrooms.  With a […]

Summertime Tips for Kids with Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

Summer time is filled with hot days and water fun! Below are some tips and tricks for maintaining cochlear implants and hearing aid equipment for kids with hearing loss throughout the warm months to avoid damage. Hearing Aids Earmold care Develop a routine for rinsing off earmolds to eliminate any sunscreen/bug spray/bubbles that may have […]

What can parents do to help prepare their toddler for a hearing test?

Does your toddler have an upcoming hearing test with an audiologist? Here are some things you can do ahead of time to help prepare them for the experience.      1. Desensitize your child’s ears. During the audiology appointment, there is going to be a lot of attention placed on your child’s ears. If they […]

Supporting Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children from Identification to Education : Video Recording Now Available

2020 FHSR Speaker Series

The FHSR Speaker Series 2020: Supporting Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children from Identification to Education webinar recording is now available.   Video webinar preview The original FHSR Speaker Series event occurred on February 6, 2020 at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois and featured experts in pediatric hearing loss discussing the current best practices during the journey of DHH children […]