Help Kids Hear – A web site dedicated to helping parents of children that are deaf or hard of hearing.  The latest news, resources, articles, and discussions about hearing impaired children!
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A site for parents of hard of hearing & deaf children.
In the News - News articles about hearing impairment, new technologies, and other related materials.
Articles & Commentary - Our editorial section. Articles written by us and by professionals in the field.
Resources & Information - Our largest section. Dedicated to helping you find the information you need. Everything from educational information, sources financial support, mental health support and more!
Facts & Figures - A brief "stat sheet" with information about just how common hearing impairment is, particularly in children.
Discussion Forum - What we hope will be hallmark of our site. An open forum where you can read and post questions about hearing impairment across a wide variety of categories.
For the Kids - Links to and information just for the kids themselves.

Hearing Aids and Ear Molds

Hearing aids are the most common assistive device for your hard of hearing child. There are a myriad of manufacturers and models from which you can pick (click here for a few of their web sites) - even different colors. These expensive little units require regular maintenance and care and if your child is a little one, wait till they take the aids and put them in their mouth!

It may seem difficult to determine exactly which solution is the best for your child.

Choosing the right hearing aid depends on several factors, the most important being the characteristics of your child’s hearing loss. Your doctor and audiologist will help you choose the hearing aids that best suit your child.

To prepare yourself for the first visit with an audiologist or hearing care professional, you may find it helpful to know some of the terminology used. Terms such as ‘digital’, ‘analogue’, ‘gain’ and ‘MPO’ may sound overwhelming. We have a glossary of hearing loss related terms available here.

Different Types
Analog vs Digital? Programmable?
Tips & Tricks
Hints for dealing with kids and hearing aids.
Links to More Information
Other web sites with information.

 

 
 

Help Kids Hear is a site dedicated to helping parents of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children. We are parents of hard of hearing kids and simply want to "give back" to the community. We welcome your comments, questions & suggestions. Please drop us a note at info@helpkidshear.org.