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 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 […]
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 […]
Create a music rich environment! How playful interactions at home with music and movement stimulate cognition and foster sound production.
Today, visionary music educators are finding that music education especially benefits children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH).
With all that is happening in today’s world one constant that everyone can relate to is music. In 2019 FHSR made a commitment to bring music classes for deaf/hard of hearing children through our Music To My Ears program (MTME). We started with Early Childhood music classes with our partners at The Old Town School […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]