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CI Circle Parent Blogs - CI Circle Parent Blogs - Erin Toes and Her Cochlear Implant JourneyErin's deafness was discovered soon after birth. She received her first cochlear implant at 14 months of age and her second about a year later. Her deafness is caused by connexin-26, a recessive gene that is a very common cause of hearing loss. Sophia did not pass her newborn hearing screen. She got bilateral cochlear implants when she was 8 months old. For The Love of AvaAva got bilateral cochlear implants at 9 months of age in the spring of 2009.
Live*Laugh*Love*Family Just after Christian's first Cochlear Implant activation (almost 5 years my life was consumed by teaching him to "LEARN TO LISTEN". I lived my life as his Mother creating language opportunities knowing that Christian's deafness had NOTHING to do with the softness or loudness of a sound but rather to give him the tools to apply MEANING to what he was hearing. Do you hear that?I heard that sound!That's an owl. Live*Laugh*Love*Family
Ben's journey into a hearing world. Ben's journey into a hearing world. Ben is going back to Dragonfly Preschool this year. He loved it last year and we love it even more. Dragonfly is a Special Education Preschool for kids ages three up to entering kindergarten. He has three teachers and about 7 to 10 kids in his class.
learning to listen sounds ... for all of Aiden's upcoming appointments! It was a nice two weeks off, but we're home and back into the swing of things. Aiden has really done a lot the past couple of weeks! I cannot believe how fast he is growing and changing! I have to say too, his hearing aids have become such a daily routine ... almost like changing his diaper, they go in when he gets up and come out when he lays down. The buzzing can drive me crazy, but I've become good friends with Otoferm! learning to listen sounds
Talk and Play, Everyday!: Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You LISTENING? | Cochlear Implant Online Talk and Play, Everyday!: Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You LISTENING? | Cochlear Implant Online From time to time, I’d like to post some of my lesson plans for listening and spoken language activities. For those of you with D/HH children, I’d love for you to try them out and give me your feedback on how they work. For those of you who are new to AVT/Oral Deaf Education, I hope that these activities will help to give you a better understanding of what this approach is all about! (NOTE: I am a student, not yet a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist/ Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist©.