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What Does Intelligible Speech Look Like?

Malcolm Gladwell reports that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to learn something new. Hart and Risley report that typical children hear about 46 million words by age 4. Dehaene reports that a child needs 20,000 hours of listening as a basis for reading. Pittman reports that children with hearing loss require three times the…

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Is This Child Hearing Well Enough?

Why do we put technology on kids with hearing loss? One reason and only one reason: to be sure they are hearing well enough to learn speech and language. There is an enormous amount of data demonstrating that the amount of auditory exposure a child receives will determine how much language they develop. Parents can…

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