Dr. K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, explains with early identification and the use of advanced hearing technology, children with even the most severe or profound hearing losses can access audition and follow an intervention approach focused on achieving typical developmental milestones in listening, speech, language, cognition, and conversations competence.  

Approximately 95% of parents of children with hearing loss are hearing themselves (Mitchell & Karchmer, 2004), and trends indicate that many parents are choosing spoken language at the primary mode of communication for their children with hearing loss.

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Auditory-Verbal Therapy:  Supporting Listening and Spoken Language in Young Children with Hearing Loss & Their Families