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[Video] Audition/Hearing and Learning

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In this course, learn about the role that audition/hearing plays in a child’s educational and developmental outcome and why hearing screenings, the 1-3-6 timeline, and early intervention are so important. To receive continuing education credit for this online course, please … Continue

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Hearing for the Lifespan

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Hearing plays an integral role in a person’s speech-language and communication abilities throughout the lifespan.  The educational material provided here is intended to educate and inform parents, families, and professionals alike about hearing and hearing loss.

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Pediatric Audiology Evaluations

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Wyoming Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

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Early Intervention Guide

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Types of Hearing Loss

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There are 4 basic types of hearing loss: Conductive Hearing Loss is caused by problems in the outer and/or middle ear.  This type of hearing loss may be permanent or temporary.  It can often times be medically or surgically corrected. Sensorineural … Continue

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What If My Baby Fails a Hearing Screening?

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If your newborn baby does not pass her/his initial hearing screen, the roadmap below will help your family take the next steps.  If you need help navigating this roadmap or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Wyoming EHDI Program. … Continue

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Understanding an Audiology Report

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The Purpose of Audiology Reports: The purpose of an Audiology Report is to help parents, interventionists, and physicians understand an individual’s hearing status.  Sometimes it is difficult for an audiologist to write a report that is meaningful and useful to … Continue

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Why Should My Baby’s Hearing Be Screened?

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More than half of babies born with hearing problems are healthy and have no family history of hearing loss. It is important to find hearing loss as soon as possible. The first year of life is critical to the development … Continue

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Basic Types of Hearing Loss

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Conductive Hearing Loss is caused by problems in the outer and/or middle ear.  This type of hearing loss may be permanent or temporary.  It can often times be medically or surgically corrected. Sensorineural Hearing Loss is caused by problems in the cochlea … Continue

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Developmental Stages of Hearing

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The following is a list of some things a baby with normal hearing should be able to do: Birth to 3 Months of Age: Blinks or jumps when there is a sudden, loud noise Quiets or smiles when spoken to … Continue

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Childhood Noise Risks

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As a parent/caregiver, it is important to do what you can to keep your child’s ears healthy.  One way to do this is to monitor the noise levels that your child is exposed to. Even brief exposure to loud sounds can … Continue

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Congenital causes of hearing loss

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There are many possible causes of hearing loss in children.  Some causes are congenital (present at birth), while others are acquired (cause of hearing loss happens sometime after birth).  Acquired hearing loss is also known as Late Onset Hearing Loss … Continue

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General Risk Factors

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The following are Risk Factors often associated with infant and childhood hearing loss.  If one or more of the items below apply, your child may be at risk for hearing loss.  If you have questions regarding any of these risk factors or feel … Continue

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Acquired causes of hearing loss

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There are many possible causes of hearing loss in children.  Some causes are congenital (present at birth), while others are acquired (cause of hearing loss happens sometime after birth).  Acquired hearing loss is also known as Late Onset Hearing Loss … Continue

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What Are Some Signs of Hearing Loss?

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The signs and symptoms of hearing loss are different for different children.  If you see any of these signs, consult your child’s Doctor, Audiologist, Public Health Nurse, Child Development Center, or other Professional(s) you feel appropriate: Does not startle, move, … Continue

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[Video] Immittance Training

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In this six-part tutorial series you will be provided with a basic understanding of immittance screening as a part of the hearing screening protocol in the state of Wyoming. Pre and post-tests will mark the beginning and end of each … Continue

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[Video] Auditory Skill Development

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This tutorial offers a general guideline for Early Interventionists working on auditory skill development with Wyoming children who have moderate to profound hearing loss, and who are using cochlear implants and hearing aids. To receive continuing education credit for this … Continue

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Late Onset Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss can happen at any time during life… from before birth to adulthood… Late Onset Hearing Loss (LOHL) is when a child develops a hearing loss sometime after birth but before entering kindergarten. Your child may pass his/her hearing … Continue

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Infant Hearing Loss Facts

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Every day, 33 babies (or 12,000 each year) are born in the United States with permanent hearing loss.  With 3 of every 1,000 newborns having a hearing loss, it is the most frequently occurring birth defect. In a 1988 report … Continue

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Newborn Hearing Screenings

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Detecting hearing loss as early as possible is very important.  It is strongly recommended that all infants receive a hearing screening prior to being discharged from the hospital at the time of their birth.  In some states, including Wyoming, it … Continue

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