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5 Steps to Hearing Loss Intervention for Children

Monday, November 18th, 2019
Hearing Loss Intervention

There are three out of 1000 American children who are born with hearing loss at a detectable level on one or both ears. Many of these children are not getting the proper help and might be at risk for behavioral, emotional, and learning difficulties. Watching for signs with help you execute hearing loss intervention when it matters most.

Hearing affects the language and cognitive development of children. Children who have hearing impairment may be facing a life of underperformance and emotional instability. Children must be able to hear not only in a classroom setting but within any environment as well. 

Let’s examine a few options and take a look at some of the signs and symptoms swole parents should watch for in their children. Catching this early will give the child an easier time in academics, sports, and socializing with peers.

Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

The advent of Signia hearing aids provided hope and a sense of normalcy for children. These high-quality hearing aids come in various designs and specifications. 

Parents need to immediately seek early hearing loss intervention as soon as they see the following signs of hearing loss in their toddlers:

  • Frequent inattention
  • Difficulty learning
  • Limited or absence of speech
  • Seems to need higher TV volume
  • Fails to respond to his or her name
  • Fails to reply to conversations

If you have observed the above signs, do not waste time and take the following steps.

Find a licensed and reputable pediatric hearing care practitioner. 

You may schedule an appointment with an otolaryngologist, otologist, or audiologist. Make sure that they specialize in hearing loss treatment for children.  

The hearing care practitioner will examine your child’s ears for any infection or excessive earwax. All physical reasons for hearing loss will get checked. Your child will undergo a hearing test to measure their ability to detect sound at different frequencies and pitches.

The procedure is not painful and will only take about an hour — brief your child about what will happen in words that he can understand.

Do not hesitate to ask questions and share experiences that will significantly contribute to the overall assessment of your child.

Check Your Insurance

The practitioner will recommend the best hearing loss solution based on the test results and your child’s personal needs. Most hearing care professionals recommend Signia hearing aids because of its quality and value for money. Check with your insurance for the total amount of coverage for this case. Look also for sources of financial assistance if insurance doesn’t fully cover the aids.

Your child can be involved in the process of choosing a hearing aid. He/she may choose the colors or accessories, like the clip that goes with it. It will make him understand and relate to his condition. 

Have your child’s ear impression made.

An ear impression is a process wherein an exact duplicate of the contours of the ears gets made. A manufacturer will make custom earmolds for coupling the hearing aid to the ear.

Visit your Practitioner for an Adjustment

The adjustments will be based on an audiogram. It is a kind of map that shows the extent of the child’s hearing loss. The practitioner will also adjust based on the child’s age, speech development, and responses to questions.
The practitioner will orient you and your child on proper operation and maintenance. Use that opportunity to discuss with your child how to care for his hearing aid properly.

Help your child enjoy the sounds around him. 

Be patient because there is no guarantee of a 100% hearing in each situation all the time. Process the sounds with him and be ready to answer his questions.

Parents play a vital role in the overall development of their children. They go hand-in-hand with hearing aids in providing the best possible experience for their children. 

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Reasons Why You Should Not Ignore Your Mini Trampoline At Home

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
trampoline rebounder

You have been slacking most of your adult life and your stomach folds are getting harder to ignore. Then you tell yourself it’s enough as you try to think of ways to lose weight. Little did you know, you have been ignoring the answer to your problem – the rebounder your mother bought you back in your “active” days.

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Here’s How To Introduce Your Kids to Exercising?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
Kids in a Gym

Kids seem to have an endless supply of energy. They come back from school, run straight to practice, come back home and still want to play with their friends outside. Therefore, worrying about your kids having too much physical activity is not entirely surprising.

The sad reality is that most children aren’t getting nearly enough exercise to begin with. Their desire to run around is only a natural response to their increased energy levels, so in most cases you should just let them run their course.

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5 Tips for Keeping Kids Active and Fit

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Kids Exercise

Keep Your Kid Fit Year-Round

With childhood obesity on the rise, more and more parents are looking for ways to keep their kids active and fit. The process starts at home with fridges and pantries that are devoid of the fat- and sugar-laden, processed foods that populate store shelves these days. Instead, parents must work a little harder to provide nutritious and balanced meals that will give kids the energy they need to face each day without the spike and crash that comes from soda and sugary snacks.

But of course, diet is only part of the equation when it comes to the health of your kids. You also need to get them outdoors and running around if you want them to remain active and fit throughout their childhood and beyond. So here are just a few ways to pry them away from their video games and social media and get them on track for some physical fun.

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Summer Fitness Exercise Ideas for the Kids

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Children Playing SoccerSummer is the perfect time to get out of the house to enjoy some fresh air and exercise. Fitness is a lifelong investment that starts in childhood. Developing healthy fitness habits early promotes healthy behaviors, improves self-esteem and facilitates wellness throughout life.

Always remember that parents are the best role model for both inspiring an active fitness lifestyle, and also for promoting safety as a top priority in sports and recreation. The best thing parents can do for their kids, is to stay happy, healthy, and active.

Exercise Ideas for Toddlers

Children as young as two benefit from fitness activities. Toddlers like to explore and they play to learn more about their world. They prefer unstructured play such as running, swinging, climbing, kicking a ball, and playing in the sand box. Toddlers also enjoy interacting with peers to improve socialization skills.

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Hooksett Pedophile Joel Dutton Arrested Again!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

At the risk of alienating Project Swole readers with off-topic articles, I have to take a moment to update my previous posts about Force the Pedophiles to Run for the Hills and Continued Vigilance Against Sex Offenders in Hooksett.

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People Should Drink Low Fat Milk

Friday, September 16th, 2011

If you drink milk, and you’re not a hard-gainer trying to pack on muscle mass, your milk should be low fat – skim or 1%. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said recently that nearly 73% of kids and teenagers consume milk, which is good, but then only around 20% of them tend to consume the low-fat variety. In fact, about 45% of them choose reduced-fat milk (2 percent), while 32% claim to regularly consume whole-fat milk.

Drink Milk
Drink Milk?

I’ve been complaining about this for years, and I’m glad someone is finally echoing my sentiments. For babies and toddlers I can see using whole or 2% milk, because they need a ton of good nutrition to grow up strong. However, I have always believed that kids in pre-k, k, and elementary school should switch to 1% or skim milk. There really is no need to add extra milk fat into a child’s diet, not when American kids are clearly, on average, the most obese children in the world.

Researchers and experts collectively agree that the low consumption of low-fat milk implies that most kids and teenagers don’t live by the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Academy of Pediatrics, who state that kids ages 2 and older should drink low-fat milk. Recent efforts by both First Lady Michelle Obama, and the Surgeon General promote the consumption of low-fat milk and water over sweetened beverages. Adhering to these suggestions will help you and your child avoid dangerous conditions such as obesity and diabetes.

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Young Athletes: 7 Tips for Achieving Peak Performance

Friday, August 26th, 2011
Young Athletes
Young Athletes

Today’s society is keener on converting young athletes into peak performers overnight by just winning competitions. The people behind these young athletes i.e. parents and coaches, fail to understand that there is much more than just winning.

Peak performance is not only about winning a competition or two. The athletes should be able to perform well for a long while in their field of interest.

The training program thus, should comprise of a comprehensive plan that combines various elements pertaining to the body, mind and spirit, so as to improve the performance of the athletes both on and off the court. What are the factors to consider while devising such a training program?

Here are some tips for young athletes to achieve peak performance:

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3 Common Summer Fitness Mistakes

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Summer Fitness

How to Workout in 100+ Degree Heat

Weather experts have predicted that it’s going to get up to 105 degrees today, where I live in southern NH. Those crazy temperatures have prompted me to write this quick note about exercising in the summer heat.

If you are dedicated to fitness, that means you are exercising even when it’s 110 degrees outside in the middle of summer. Unfortunately, that level of dedication can get you into trouble if you don’t make safe decisions. The kind of trouble that can put you in the hospital or worse.

Here are 3 mistakes that people commonly make when they exercise in the dead heat of summer.

  • Wear proper clothing

    Cotton is your summer nemesis. When you exercise, cotton clothing will hold sweaty moisture, which can cause chaffing and rashes. Cotton socks swell with moisture, causing them to lose their shape, which can lead to blisters – the deadly enemy of lower body training. Sweaty clothing also weighs you down, making exercise harder, which causes you to sweat more. It is a dangerous cycle.

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Gymnastics Training is Tough but it Won’t Turn You Into a Bodybuilder

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Someone, I think in the forums or maybe in a comment to another post, asked earlier today why gymnasts are so muscular even though they don’t lift weights, and if starting gymnastics training would be a good idea for him to gain muscle.

Regarding the question “why are gymnasts so muscular?” I direct your attention to the following video, which captures mere school girls training for gymnastics. Observe the 5 million jumps, flips, hand stands, band training, and sprinting. Even when you use only bodyweight for these exercises, the power and repetitions over time are going to build really strong muscles – in the core, arms, legs, everywhere.
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