Watch this featured video where Jeanne Hollabaugh, a parent of deaf children, describes the experience she had with getting a diagnosis for her second and third sons who both have hearing loss. She discusses the importance of early intervention for language development and the place that hearing screeners have in making sure that parents know the critical steps to help their deaf children with their language development.
2 hours (.2 CEUs) are now available for the NHSTC through the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitoners (NAPNAP). Please follow the link for additional information on how to enroll in the course, how to obtain CEU credits and an NCHAM Certificate of Completion.
Deciding to move your child from a specialized school to a mainstream school can be challenging for both child and parent. Here are some helpful tips so you can be proactive as your family makes this transition.
On February 28, AG Bell participated in the Hearing Health Forum and Reception on Capitol Hill as part of Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus coalition. The forum presented an excellent opportunity to increase awareness about listening and spoken language to the congressional community and other members of the coalition.
Nearly 18 months after Tonya Bowman gave birth prematurely,
her daughter, Jasmyn, was diagnosed with hearing loss. Thus began Tonya’s journey to becoming a professional parent
advocate and a parent partner in NICHQ’s Improving Hearing & Intervention
A study has been shown to partially restore hearing to deaf gerbils by using injections of human stem cells. The research team from the University of Sheffield transformed human embryonic stem cells into both early stage auditory neurons and hair cells found in the cochlea. Stem cell biologist Marcelo Rivolta whose leading the research team said it will be several years before human trials.
Today’s fathers are significantly
more involved in raising their children than previous generations. This
spotlight from AG Bell’s new book 101
Frequently Asked Questions about Auditory-Verbal Practice, explores the evolving role fathers play in their child’s
language development. Learn how to better involve fathers in the therapy
process and leverage their skills in helping their children by following this link.
Rapid hearing loss in both ears may be a symptom of the rare but always-fatal Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and should be considered a reason for clinicians to test for the disorder.
World Wide Hearing launched its Hearing Express project in Jordan and will work to fit hundreds of kids in Jordan with affordable, high quality hearing aids. The organization has partnered with the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf.
EHDI-PALS is a
web-based directory and search engine designed to help parents, hospital
personnel, and physicians identify pediatric audiology facilities that will
meet the individual needs of a child and his or her family. Facilities listed
in EHDI-PALS must have the appropriate equipment and be able to provide
audiology services to evaluate and treat children who are younger than 5 years
of age. Create your facility’s online profile today by following this link.