Keeping Hearing Aids on Active Young Children

by Karen Anderson

The most effective means of minimizing the impact of hearing loss on verbal language development is through early, consistent hearing device use – but this can be very challenging to accomplish with active young children. This course reviews reasons why early hearing device use is important and describes why infants and toddlers remove hearing devices at different ages and what strategies and hearing device retention accessories can be used to keep hearing devices on young children. The course includes video clips of parents sharing their experiences keeping hearing devices on their children.

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Handouts

    2. Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children – Module 1 – 14 minutes

    3. Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children – Module 2 – 10 minutes

    4. Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children – Module 3 – 12 minutes

    5. Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children – Module 4 – 13 minutes

    6. Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children – Module 5 – 16 minutes

    7. Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children – Module 6 – 10 minutes

    8. Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children – Module 7 – 12 minutes

    9. Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children – Module 8 – 13 minutes

    10. Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children – Module 9 – 10 minutes

    11. Quiz - Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children

    12. ASHA Verification Form - Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children

    13. LSLS CEU Letter - Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children

    14. COURSE EVALUATION - Keeping Hearing Devices on Young Children

    15. More Options for Success

3 Learner Outcomes

  • Describe the importance of early, consistent hearing device use
  • Describe the possible reasons why children remove their hearing devices at different age ranges
  • Describe different strategies and hearing device retention accessories to assist in keeping hearing devices on young children

Meet Your Instructor

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson PhD has worked in clinical, public school and state-level (EHDI) settings to address the needs of children with hearing loss. She is Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss, providing online resources for professionals and families. Karen is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, has received national recognition awards in educational audiology. She is the author or co-author of many practical checklists, such as the SIFTER, LIFE-R, and CHILD and co-author of the book Building Skills for School Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom with Kathy Arnoldi and other publications sold through Supporting Success.