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Q: “Clinically we occasionally see 2-year-old children with an inquiry of speech delay and they want to verify normal hearing prior to an SLP referral. And sometimes the child is learning two languages at the same time at home. If there is a speech delay (or concern about a speech delay), should the parents be encouraged to only speak English at home, or continue with the two languages?”
Hearing-aid verification provides an essential tool for improving audibility while maintaining safe amplification levels, but previous research raises questions about whether these practices are sufficient to prevent further hearing loss.
The proportion of children with residual hearing who receive cochlear implants is increasing across Canada and worldwide. Na et al’s research is a useful first step in providing evidence to assist the CI decision-making process for this specific population.
As professionals working with infants and young children with hearing loss and their families, we have a unique opportunity to mitigate negative experiences by promoting self-determination.
This article looks at how the digital revolution has enabled the potential to leverage technological innovation, bringing the reality of “connected health” to patients and stakeholders involved in the care process.
Walker et al write about how accurate pictures of how hearing aids support language development in children who are hard of hearing and why it is essential to implementing scientifically-based intervention and counseling for caregivers.
McCreery and Walker look at how practicing audiologists are often caught between opposing views on whether to provide amplification for children with milder degrees of hearing loss.
Patricia Roush explores the research being done on ANSD and the continued efforts to inform and refine our ability to provide optimal clinical management and intervention.
Real Ear to Coupler Difference (RECD) Corrected Thresholds in Children: How Accurate is the Standard Audiogram Results?
Paul Hong and colleagues explore the increased recognition that the standard audiogram is not always the most accurate method of measuring true levels of hearing.
“The Wired AuD” takes us to the movies with a review of some of the outdated concepts in “The Silent Child.”