Learning of your child’s hearing loss can be overwhelming and heartbreaking. Any parent who receives news that their child will face struggles due to a disability is understandably worried and apprehensive about what the future holds. Let us help guide you on this journey by sharing a story of a little girl who started…

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What is Bacterial Meningitis? According to the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Bacterial Meningitis is an extremely serious infection that attacks the Central Nervous System (CNS) and is caused by a certain type of bacteria. While the outcome of recovery for most individuals is high, some people end up with permanent disabilities, like…

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Cochlear Implant technology has advanced leaps and bounds over the last 30+ years. From their first adult uses in the mid-1980s to the first infant (older than 12 months) uses in 2000, cochlear implants have enabled wearers to access sounds and speech in different ways. What are Cochlear Implants Cochlear implants are electronic devices that…

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The excitement and anticipation before the birth of a child is like no other. All of the celebration, planning, and eager wondering about what the baby will be and bring is natural during pregnancy. Will it be a boy or a girl? Will they inherit Dad’s sense of humor or Mom’s chin? Will they be…

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When it comes to the children in our lives, we want the very best. Whether it be the safest crib, the best daycare, or the toys that will help them learn and interact with the world, we’re anxious to seek out whatever will help them the most and keep them safe and happy. Upon receiving…

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A pediatric audiologist performs hearing tests and evaluations to examine children for the presence and severity of hearing loss. If you feel that your child is struggling with his or her hearing, there are warning signs that you should be aware of: Infants: Newborn: Not jumping or reacting to sudden, loud noises Three months: Not…

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What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech? Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a label for a motor speech disorder in which a child’s brain has difficulty determining how and when to move the jaw, lips, and tongue to produce speech. In essence, the brain has difficulty planning, writing and implementing directions to the muscles in…

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