Listen and Talk

At Listen and Talk, our mission is to teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate and learn through listening and spoken language. With the aid of advanced hearing technology and committed families involved in specialized programs provided by Listen and Talk, almost all children with hearing loss can learn to listen and use spoken language, allowing them to fully participate in a hearing world. Listen and Talk achieves these remarkable results by combining proven auditory-based educational methods with the use of advanced hearing technology including: digital/programmable hearing aids, cochlear implants, personal FM systems, and sound field systems for classrooms. For optim...
Feb 21, 2017

Turn-taking is Tops!

Turntaking is Tops!
Turntaking is Tops!

Parents are a child's first and most important communication partner. When a child is deaf or hard of hearing, it can be difficult for parents to know if they are supporting their child's development in the best way possible.

The technology provided through your suppoort of this project will give parents a tried and tested tool to help them monitor, learn, and adjust their interactions to provide the best language environment for their child's listening and spoken language development.

These wearable tools can monitor how many words a child is hearing and how many vocalizations the child is making. In addition, it can help demonstrate how much turn-taking is happening.... a vital part of any rich language interaction. As vocabulary grows and turn-taking skills develop, a child is on the road to developing rich and powerful ways to communicate and learn. Thank you for your support! 

Jan 26, 2017

Uninterrupted Listening!

Enjoying the Gift of Sound!
Enjoying the Gift of Sound!

Children at Listen and Talk are deaf or hard of hearing. They are learning to communicate and learn through listening and spoken language. In order to learn to listen, the children wear high technology hearing aids and cochlear implants. When a child's device needs repair, they miss critical access to sound which can impact their success. Your generous donations to this loaner program will help to ensure the children have quality loaner devices to use in the event their device breaks. Your support helps us to continue our success of integrating children into their neighborhood schools by kindergarten! Thank you for your generosity.

Jan 26, 2017

Hear Them Sing!

Toddler Enjoying Music Clas
Toddler Enjoying Music Clas

Music is a powerful and effective way for most children to connect with grown-ups or peers, have fun, and learn. This is even true for children who are deaf or hard of hearing! Experiencing rhythm, different pitches, and melodies can help even the littlest learners - including those who are deaf or hard of hearing - develop the ability to listen. Through their high technology hearing aids or cochlear implants, the children we serve can learn to listen, talk, sing and begin their journey to fully integrate into their neighborhood schools by the time they are in kindergarten. Your generous donations are helping us to acquire the musical instruments and materials that make this possible. Thank you! 

 
   

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