Listening / Auditory Training

Mom with son pointing to her ear

Michael got really quiet when his hearing aids were put on. It might of been the first time he really heard anything. It was exciting. ~ Julie

Most children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have some hearing. This is called “residual hearing“. Some parents of a child with residual hearing may choose to use a building block called listening (auditory training). This building block is often used in combination with technology (such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other assistive devices)

Listening might seem easy to a person with hearing. But for a child with hearing loss, listening is often hard without proper training. Like all other building blocks, the skill of listening must be learned. Often a speech-language pathologist will work with the baby and family.