Are Cochlear Implants Brain Surgery?
Cochlear implants go into the cochlea which is in the inner ear (not the brain!!). Cochlear implants are NOT brain surgery.
- Audiology, Cochlear Implants, Communication, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Technology
Resources for Parents of Kids With Hearing Loss Learning Online
Many schools have moved to online platforms and among your worries might be, will my child be able to hear and access the information as well as their classmates? Here’s some resources to help get you started.
What’s the difference between hearing aids and cochlear implants? An Analogy
I recently posted on my Instagram @ListenWithLindsay about how the latest research is showing us that kids that receive cochlear implants before 1 year old have much better language outcomes. Someone responded saying that they would not put their baby through this because cochlear implants are a luxury. They said to just do hearing aids because they’re much less invasive and reversible.
- American Sign Language, Audiology, Cochlear Implants, Communication, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss
Books About Hearing Loss for Kids and Adults
A friend recently asked for help finding a book about a child getting a cochlear implant. I found a few options and vaguely remembered books I’ve seen throughout the years, but it made me want to make a comprehensive list of as many of the books about hearing loss as I could find. In this list I have books about hearing loss, books about children with hearing loss, books about hearing aids, books about kids getting hearing aids, books with characters that have hearing loss, books with characters that are deaf, books about characters with microtia/atresia, books about characters with unilateral hearing loss, books about using sign language, and on…
- ABR Testing, American Sign Language, Audiology, Auditory Neuropathy, Cochlear Implants, Communication, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Technology, Hearing Tests
What is Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder?
I’m so excited for scientific research to crack the code and be able to pinpoint the site of lesion for Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD). We’re getting closer and starting to realize that certain genetic forms of ANSD are likely not going to resolve/improve (ANSD improves in a very very very very small % of patients). Between that and an MRI to determine if there is a thin or absent nerve we can give slightly better guidance about the plan of action. Beyond that there can be a lot of gray area and questions marks. Starting early intervention right away is going to be the best thing you can do!…
- American Sign Language, Audiology, Cochlear Implants, Communication, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Technology
Do Cochlear Implants Work? All About Audiology Podcast Episode
The amazing Dr. Lilach Saperstein invited me to be on her podcast “All About Audiology Podcast” to talk about an important topic- do cochlear implants work? Dr. Saperstein is transcribed the entire episode on allaboutaudiology.com -yay accessibility! Disclaimer: All information is solely my own thoughts and opinions. I do not speak on behalf of my employers, educational institutions, or professional organizations past, present, or future. The information provided is intended for general knowledge and is not a substitute for professional audiological and/or medical advice. Audiological care can be very individualized so it’s important to discuss any problems, concerns, or questions you have with your provider. Download the episode here: Itunes:…
- Audiology, Cochlear Implants, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Technology
5 things this Pediatric Audiologist Wants You to Know
Spoiler alert- I’m the pediatric audiologist! Thanks so much to Hearing Like Me for helping me share these resources with parents of kids with hearing loss. Click the link below to read this article: