Childhood can be a magical time of learning and growing, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Think back to being a child. Playing with friends, going to school, all the things that you did. The feelings you felt. Now imagine for a minute that you had hearing loss as a child. How would that… Continue reading Could Hearing Loss Increase Delinquency?
Sports are challenging, and for the child with a hearing loss, there are additional obstacles such as communication, safety, and protecting delicate hearing devices. Unique strategies and preparation are essential. Extracurricular activities and sporting events teach lessons regarding teamwork, responsibility, winning, and losing. These activities are vital for the overall educational and social experiences of… Continue reading Helping Children With Hearing Loss Get The Most Out Of Team Sports
Childhood should be a happy time in any person’s life. Ideally, one’s childhood should be filled with opportunities to learn and grow, as well as plenty of wholesome fun and recreation. Key to ensuring a happy childhood are a good, stable home environment and loving, supportive family members. Unfortunately, not all children grow up in… Continue reading Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pediatric Hearing Loss
As you might imagine, children with hearing loss typically experience delayed skill development in several areas, especially language. Luckily, in addition to the child’s parents and family, pediatric audiologists are available to help build the child’s skills and abilities. While much of a pediatric audiologist’s work focuses on building the language, vocabulary, syntax, and conversational… Continue reading Supporting Theory of Mind Development in Children with Hearing Loss
We all learn differently, whether that be because we have a learning difference or because we prefer to read about a topic rather than listen to a lecture on it. For most of us, however, we process information quite similarly and use similar neurological pathways in our brains to understand complex topics despite our preferences… Continue reading Information Processing In Hearing And Deaf Infants
What challenges accompany the adoption of a child with hearing loss? Researchers studied families of adopted hearing-impaired children for answers to this question. The 2018 study examines the hurdles these families must face and provides suggestions for effectively meeting the unique needs of these adopted children. Study Method Over eight months, the research team recruited… Continue reading What to Know About Adopting A Child With Hearing Loss
Most babies have perfect hearing at birth. However, roughly 2 to 3 in every 1,000 babies in the United States are born with a hearing loss. This percentage is higher for premature births. These numbers make a hearing loss the most common congenital disability. When you consider that children rely on their hearing to learn… Continue reading Protecting Premature Babies From Hearing Loss
Contrary to popular belief, hearing loss isn’t just an issue that plagues the senior folk in our population. While hearing loss is certainly quite prevalent among older adults, it is also a fairly common issue among young adults, people in middle-age, and even children. Here’s what you need to know: The Numbers As most of… Continue reading Hearing Loss: Not Just A Problem For The Elderly