Gearing up for kindergarten?

If you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the fall, you will likely attend a “Kindergarten Round-up” or enrollment event. Health screenings, including hearing tests, are often part of the event.

The Theme for World Hearing Day 2016 is ‘Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!’

In conjunction with World Hearing Day on March 3, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new materials related to childhood hearing loss The materials ask for a call to action of what public health and partners can to do prevent and detect childhood hearing loss.


Electronic Baby Toys Associated with Decrease in Quality and Quantity of Language in Infants

Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.