Hearing Aids

This section of Info to Go includes information about types of hearing aids, benefits from hearing aids, and maintenance of hearing aids.

Clerc Center Resources

Module 3 - Hearing Aids: The Basics (Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, 2016)

This module addresses hearing aid features and options, how to do a listening check, how to care for a hearing aid, and how to encourage a child's hearing aid use and acceptance. This information is also available in Spanish.

Stakeholder Resources

Hearing Aids (AG Bell)

Section of the Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center on the Alexander Graham Bell Association (AG Bell) website. It provides information about how a hearing aid works, types of hearing aids, and use of a hearing aid.

Hearing Aids (ASHA)

Information from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association discussing the various styles of hearing aids and issues related to their care and maintenance.

Hearing Aid Choices (Boys Town)

A component of the family focused website, My Baby's Hearing, from the Boys Town National Research Hospital. It addresses different styles of hearing aids, how they work, and how to evaluate hearing aids with children. This information is also available in Spanish.  

Hearing Aid Listening Check (NCHAM)

Video providing instructions for parents, teachers, and early interventionists about how to check and monitor hearing aid function. The video is available with captioning and Spanish. An accompanying written handout is also available.

Hearing Aids and Your Child (Supporting Success for Students with Hearing Loss)

Links to numerous resources about hearing aids for children provided by Supporting Success for Students with Hearing Loss.

Overview of Hearing Aids (NIDCD)

Webpages from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) answering various questions about the use of hearing aids.

Last revised November 2017

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