January 14, 2019

Hearing Loss is Different for Every Child

What many people don’t know is that there are several different types of hearing loss. Each type has its own best practices for treatment, but even within these categories each case is highly individualized. Once a diagnosis is reached, patients work with their doctor to find the best treatment plan for that specific case. If you or your child is new to the world of hearing loss, the information can be overwhelming. Doctors and audiologists are best suited to guide you through the process, but arming yourself with some basic knowledge can help make the whole experience easier. Common Types […]
February 8, 2019

How Can A Pediatric Audiologist Help My Baby With Hearing Loss?

A Newborn Hearing Screening is conducted within the first few days of life, before a baby even leaves the hospital. If the screening indicates that follow-up testing is needed, you’ll need to make an appointment to see a pediatric audiologist recommended by your doctor as soon as possible. Pediatric audiologists are best equipped to test babies, determine whether there is a hearing loss, and guide in the next steps going forward to choose the best options to suit your baby’s needs. What types of testing does a Pediatric Audiologist do? -Newborns and very young infants The audiologist will conduct an […]
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 […]
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 […]