Encouraging healthy hearing

The encouragement of family members, educators and peers when your child consistently uses hearing aids is essential to his/her self-esteem and will help him/her flourish.

Below are some suggestions for encouraging healthy hearing and building self-esteem in your child:

  • Encourage your child to speak for himself/herself.
  • Help your child describe his/her hearing loss in age-appropriate language. Most kids can understand that hearing aids are like eyeglasses, only they’re for hearing better rather than seeing better.
  • Treat your child the same as you treat his/her siblings. Don’t be afraid to set high expectations.
  • Give your child an age-appropriate level of responsibility and demonstrate the confidence you have in his/her abilities.
  • Teach your child how to verbalize his/her needs with confidence. You can try role-playing to help him/her find appropriate ways to tell friends, teachers and other adults what he/she needs to hear better.
  • Encourage your child to face others who are speaking and to work hard at paying attention.
  • Consider introducing your child to happy, successful adults with hearing losses. They will see how hearing loss doesn’t hold people back from doing what they want to do.

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