ABCs of Hearing & Hearing Loss
As a screening team member helping to identify children who need further hearing assessment, you'll find it helpful to become familiar with the basics of how the ear works as well as with the terms that hearing specialists use to categorize and describe hearing problems. In a previous newsletter, a discussion about Types of Hearing Loss
To further expand your understanding and to answer additional questions, we've recorded a Hearing Loss in Young Children
webinar that provides more detailed information. The 45-minute webinar covers topics such as:
- Anatomy of the ear
- Types of hearing loss
- Degrees of hearing loss
- How hearing specialists (audiologists)
summarize information about a child's hearing
on an audiogram
- Simulation of a hearing loss
- Roles that Early Head Start staff can play in ensuring that children with hearing loss are well served and appropriately included
You can watch the webinar at your convenience and pass the link along to others you know who could also benefit from it.
Please ask us any further questions you may have about serving young children who are deaf or hard of hearing:
And, as always, share www.KidsHearing.org with anyone you think would benefit from our resources.