Using Technology to Serve Children Who are Deaf

Mar 4, 2013

Listen and Talk Virtual Home Visit Update

Provider engaged in a Virtual Home Visit
Provider engaged in a Virtual Home Visit

Listen and Talk has launched a new telehealth model of service delivery in order to support families who want their child with hearing loss to learn how to communicate through spoken language. Hearing loss is the most common birth defect in the US. With the aid of technology, committed families, and early intervention provided by Listen and Talk professionals, almost all children with hearing loss can learn to listen to and use spoken language, allowing them to fully participate in a hearing world. Listen and Talk’s telehealth model --- Virtual Home Visit (VHV), can provide early intervention services regardless of where a family lives. 

Funds raised through our recent GlobalGiving campaign supported the purchase of some of the necessary VHV equipment for providers and for the first enrolled families. Listen and Talk has engaged a technical media educator to train providers and create materials for families utilizing the equipment. In addition, Listen and Talk is collaborating with other similar centers across the country to study outcomes for families and children using  this service delivery model.

With the support of the generous donors to the GlobalGiving campaign, Listen and Talk is able help more children than ever before reach their language and learning potential. Thank you. 


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Listen and Talk

Seattle, WA, United States

Project Leader

Jessica Powers

Seattle, Washington United States

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