Hearing is important for the development of spoken language and for learning through spoken language. Here you will find some strategies to help your child develop hearing skills, and protect your child’s hearing and ear health.
Hearing Stimulation Strategies for Families & Caregivers
Support your child’s hearing and ear health
Keep track of developmental milestones for infants and young children.
If your child has hearing technology and you want them to develop spoken language, it is important that the hearing aids are being worn every day and turned on whenever your child is awake.
You can encourage your child with hearing technology by:
- Saying positive things about the hearing technology and people who wear hearing technology.
- Meeting other children and people with hearing technology through community groups like the Rumball EarlyON Child and Family Centre.
- Sharing books with characters who wear hearing technology.
- Adding pretend hearing technology to a stuffed animal or doll.
If your child has been identified with a permanent hearing loss, contact the Infant Hearing Program. This program provides free services and support for children permanent hearing loss and their families.