The Best Toys for Conditioned Play Audiometry
When children are about 2.5-5 years old they begin to transition from doing Visual Reinforcement Audiometry to Conditioned Play Audiometry for hearing tests. In order to complete conditioned play audiometry typically a toy is used to help the child establish a conditioned response and to make it fun. In this post I will share some of my most favorite toys I use for conditioned play audiometry. Conditioned Play Audiometry Toys and Games for Hearing Tests and Conditioned Responses
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.
- 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!…
Doctor of Audiology Grad School Interview Questions and Tips
I think I had a grad school interview, but for some reason must have repressed the memory because I can’t remember that part of the process AT ALL. Luckily my friend and fellow audiologist Delia had some amazing advice to share with students. Basic Grad School Interview Questions and Ideas for How to Think About Your Answer
- 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:
5 Tips for Preparing a Baby for a Newborn Hearing Screening or ABR Hearing Test
Nervous about your baby's newborn hearing screening test? Here's some tips for preparing your baby and yourself in order to make the process as easy as possible!
How Do You Test a Baby’s Hearing?
How do you test a baby's hearing? What does it mean when a baby fails the newborn hearing screening?