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?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”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.” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]      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. […]

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 […]

Reading: It’s More Than Just the Words on a Page

You have heard it a thousand times before: Reading is one of the most important things you can do for your child! As you’re stuck in quarantine, I’m sure reading has quickly become one of your go-to activities. Reading provides children with rich language, but it’s more than reading the words on the page. It […]

Pediatric Cochlear Implant program provides support for families and professionals in today’s changing landscape

Hart Family Education Coordinator

Jen Haney, Hart Family Cochlear Implant Education Coordinator, has been incredibly busy in her efforts to meet the sudden needs of parents and professionals brought about by the pandemic. As professionals, therapists, and parents navigate the new normal through e-learning and teletherapy, Jen has consulted with those in need by providing resources, strategies, and recommendations […]