Friday, June 1, 2012

Writing Frenzy: Hearing Aid Grants, Hearing Protection, and How to Put in a Kid's Hearing Aids!

Two of the articles I wrote for my Apprenticeship Program through Hubpages are relevant to the hearing loss world. The first is on grants for hearing aids - as we all know, most insurance companies don't cover hearing aids for kids. There are several great programs out there, and one even helps middle class families:

Programs to Help Families Pay for Hearing Aids

The second article is on how to protect a child's hearing. This applies, of course, to children with normal hearing. Nolan's hearing has been slipping slowly over the years and there isn't any way to stop that loss, but we can certainly protect the little hearing he has left by protecting him from dangerous volumes.

The last article is how to put in a child's hearing aids. Obviously, most of the parents who read this blog are old pros at this, but learning how to do listening checks is vital for parents of newly diagnosed children. Plus, Nolan is unbearably cute in this video (no, I am not biased in any way).

9 comments:

Rena said...

This is excellent. Thank you.

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rouchi said...

Very good job Leah, shall put the link on my FB page.He is adorable.And you look beautiful !

dlefler said...

Aw, thanks Rouchi! I made sure I sat very far away from the camera, haha - hiding those age spots! LOL.

I hope it is helpful to someone new in this little journey!

Kyla said...

He IS super cute in that video (and always)!

Liz said...

Great information! Thanks for taking the time to gather and share the information.

Liz

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Rebecca Kavel said...

Hey Leah! You’re actually not being biased about Nolan. He is adorably cute! Hehe. And you can tell how honest a child can be when he said this line, “With my hearing aids in, I can hear the whole world!” He was so inspiring! By the way, since when did he lose his sense of hearing?

Rebecca Kavel

dlefler said...

Rebecca, he was born with a mild/moderate hearing loss and the hearing loss has progressed to moderately severe to severe. He was missing the /s/ sound in the video because his hearing had recently dropped in the high frequencies.