Early Intervention has announced this new workshop, "Auditory Teaching Strategies and Techniques to Facilitate Spoken Language Through Listening" on October 3 at PaTTAN East in Malvern (western suburb of Philadelphia), October 4 at PaTTAN Harrisburg and October 6 at PaTTAN Pittsburgh.
A team of researchers have developed and successfully implanted an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in 4 children who could not previously hear because they did not have an auditory nerve. The ABI is considered revolutionary because it stimulates neurons at the brainstem directly and completely bypasses the inner ear.
Hearing screening test for all
babies no later than 1 month of age
Diagnostic evaluation by an audiologist no later than 3 months of age if baby did not pass hearing screening test
Early intervention no later than 6 months of age if baby is diagnosed with a hearing loss