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As you start your Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey, you may have audiology questions. And you’re not alone! A pediatric audiologist - a professional who specializes in diagnosing, treating, and managing hearing loss for kids - can best answer those questions, especially because they're trained to work with those little ears!

Using Listening and Spoken Language (LSL), your child with hearing loss can become a healthy reader! There are key tools related to literacy you’ll need to focus on with your child. By combining these literacy building blocks with the LSL strategies you’re learning, you’ll be able to grow your baby’s brain for a lifetime of reading and learning.

Research tells us that children who hear at least 40 million words or more in the first four years of life develop early conversational skills, learn to read on time, do better in school, and have more communication opportunities in the future.

This test checks that your child’s hearing devices are providing the correct level of loudness so your child hears every sound clearly.

What are the six sounds exactly? Read on!

Parents who advocate for their child are teaching their child how to advocate for themselves someday, which is powerful. Read on to find out four key things for a parent to know about the IEP process.

Remote microphones (RMs) can make a big difference in how much your child hears, especially at a distance or in a noisy environment. Ready to learn more about remote mics so your child doesn’t miss a moment of listening and learning? Let’s get started!

The holidays present unique opportunities for language and learning, but they can also present unique challenges for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn tips and suggestions to prepare your child for familiar holiday hurdles — and make the most of what the season has to offer.

There are simple changes you can make to minimize noise and make listening easier. Learn more about the sounds in your home and how sound is measured. Then, use our tips for creating an LSL-friendly home to help your child on their LSL journey.

Kindle Unlimited is a paid subscription where that gives you access to certain e-books for free. These books can be read on your Kindle, on an iPad or on a smart phone on the Kindle App.

You can always use the Libby app and your own local library card to get free e-books as well!

Hearing loss is the leading cause of delayed language development, according to the American Medical Association's (AMA) Complete Guide to Your Children's Health. When your baby is awake and alert – and does not have a cold or ear infection – which can temporarily affect his or her hearing – the baby should startle at loud, sudden noises. The baby should also calm and turn to you when hearing your voice and react normally to nearby sounds.

While children learn language at different rates, the list below is a general timeline of development milestones. The milestone schedule for premature babies may vary by a few weeks or months.