Learning your child has a hearing loss can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be devastating. There are many other families who have gone through a similar journey and now have children who are thriving, something they never thought possible at the beginning. The process starts with knowledge. This section has everything you need to know about hearing loss, and taking the first steps to helping your child be successful with language.

Getting Through Your Grief

Discovering your child’s hearing loss can trigger a wide range of deep and complex emotions. Learn how to get through your grief so that you can support your family during this time of change. Read More »

Video: Mom to Mom

When your child is first diagnosed with a hearing loss, you may think that there is no chance for a "normal" life. Lila's mom thought the same thing, but Lila is ok - and your child will be, too. Read More »

Communication: How Babies Learn

How do babies acquire language? Learn about this complex developmental process that enables young children to differentiate environmental sounds from meaningful speech. Read More »

Ages and Stages

It can be difficult to know what to expect when raising a child, everyday brings new discoveries for you and your child. When it comes to language development, a child begins learning language from the first few days of their life.

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How Your Child Learns to Hear and Talk

The development of communication skills begins in infancy, before the emergence of the first word. Any speech or language problem is likely to have a significant effect on the child's social and academic skills and behavior. The earlier a child's speech and language problems are identified and treated, the less likely it is that problems will persist or get worse. Early speech and language intervention can help children be more successful with reading, writing, schoolwork, and interpersonal relationships. Read More »

Benefits of Early Intervention

Once your child has been diagnosed with a hearing loss there are many decisions to make—decisions that can feel overwhelming. Each state has a program for Early Intervention, programs that are staffed with people trained to assist you throughout the early years of your child's life, supporting you as you make decisions. Read More »