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Early Intervention Success Story

Early identification and intervention for kids with hearing loss can make a huge impact in helping a child reach their full speech, language and social development potential. That is why we were excited to see what happens when the early intervention process is carried out the way it should be as it did with Neil Maes, an eleven year old boy with cochlear implants who competed in the Scripps National Bee in May 2016. Please view the portrait to read about the Maes family’s hearing journey and the importance of early intervention.  Their story is a wonderful example of how early intervention and detection leads to success.

Maes Family Portrait

 

Educational Videos on Cochlear Implantation in Kids

Two valuable new videos provide insight on cochlear implantation and early intervention. These are excellent resources to share with parents, pediatricians, early intervention professionals, and others who advise families. 

"Cochlear Implants in Children” from Johns Hopkins Medicine highlights the importance of early implantation to achieve optimal listening and spoken language outcomes.

“Early Hearing Intervention for Children” from The Hearing and Speech Agency in Baltimore explains the need for, and benefits of, early intervention for a deaf child.

 

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