January 20, 2020

My Child is Transitioning from Early Intervention…Now What?

If your child has been identified with hearing loss, they’ve most likely been referred to a specialized Early Intervention Program, like Sound Start Babies. Sound Start Babies not only has expertise in working with babies with hearing loss and their families, but they also have the resources to guide and support you through the transition process. Watching a child grow and become ready for preschool is exciting and emotional for all parents. As the parent of a child with hearing loss, you may also experience feelings of uncertainty, doubt, and worry. Program Coordinator and TOD, Kayley Mayer reassures, “At Sound […]
September 24, 2019

Be A Strong Advocate For Children With Hearing Loss

We all know that young children need adults to advocate for them since they’re too young to speak up for themselves. Overseeing your child’s education and first steps out into the world can be both your greatest joy and biggest challenge. With so many different decisions that need to be made, all babies need strong voices to make sure they have the richest opportunities during their early years. Although parents are natural advocates for their children, they often feel inadequate to do so when they first learn their child has a hearing loss (or any other diagnosis for that matter). […]
May 30, 2019

Interview: Hearing Loss Advocate Rebecca Alexander Meets The Sound Start Babies

Our annual Benefit has come and gone, but there are so many great memories that will stay with us. One of our favorite highlights occurred that morning, when our keynote speaker, Rebecca Alexander, visited the Sound Start Babies Nursery to meet our Babies! Rebecca was born with a rare genetic disorder called Usher Syndrome Type III, causing her to simultaneously lose both her sight and hearing.  She is an advocate for people with hearing and vision loss. A successful psychotherapist, author, and an extreme athlete, she’s living proof that anyone can live a limitless life. An instant bond was clear […]
April 1, 2019

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Pediatric Hearing Aids

The world of hearing aids can seem overwhelming to navigate, especially for first time parents dealing with a new diagnosis of hearing loss. Many parents are concerned if hearing aids are right for their child.  Pediatric Audiologists will help families determine which device would be most beneficial for each child to insure they receive the best access to auditory information around them. Individual Programming –Through extensive testing, and working side by side with an audiologist, each hearing aid is programmed to meet the child’s specific hearing loss. Electronic Verification –Once the hearing aids are programmed they can be verified electronically to […]