The kids are all right: Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings

David Kirkwood first published this post in June of 2011. In 2016, we are still working to have universal newborn hearing screenings across the world. Nearly everyone would agree that there is never a good time for a baby to be born deaf or with a significant hearing loss. And children who suffer hearing loss…

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Educating the Deaf Child: Speaking, Reading and Teaching

By Lily McCann There are 70 million deaf people worldwide. Current estimates suggest anywhere from 800,000 to 2 million deaf people live in the US and Canada. With this substantial figure in mind, it’s no wonder that special education is becoming more widely available and accessible in our society today. In a world in which…

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Nationwide insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids is overdue

By Kevin Liebe, Brenna Carroll, and Heather Segars Only 20 states mandate some form of health insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids. So, if you reside in any of the other 30, it is likely that you are among the millions of American families who have no such coverage on your plan. The financial implications…

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