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Help Your Little One Develop Listening, Language, and Communication

Cochlear implants have opened a world of sound and communication opportunities for severe to profoundly deaf children with additional and complex needs. With their cochlear implants they can hear you laugh, talk, and sing! Nurture and develop their early communication skills with resources developed to provide stimulating and engaging experiences at home and in the center… begin your child's Hearing Journey with Advanced Bionics and the BabyBeats™ early intervention resource!

 

Babies Learn to Listen Through Music

Babies and toddlers learn to communicate before they can talk!

Talking and singing is the most natural way to bond with your baby and to develop their communication.

Before babies understand words, they respond to the pitch and emotion in your voice, so sing your heart out!

Introducing BabyBeats!

Discover how to use music with your child following identification of a hearing loss with BabyBeats. Baby and toddler brains are able to absorb a comprehensive world of sounds, voice and music- before and after receiving hearing aids and/or cochlear implants.

Share quality listening & learning time together and make the most of this special time from the comfort of your own home!

To start developing your baby’s listening and communication skills, download the BabyBeats app today!

 

BabyBeats™ 
Early Intervention Resource

Available for iPhone® and Android™.

 

BOND through musical experiences together

PLAY with fun multisensory activities

LEARN with movements and vibrations

Practical tips, Guidance and Information

If you are considering cochlear implants for your child, learn from the experiences of other parents that faced the same decision. Read about what they themselves see as the benefits of cochlear implantation for their child and what the impact is on the child and the family in the brochure Complex Needs, Complex Outcomes.

Sing and Play Everyday

For a child using cochlear implants, the home environment is key to optimizing listening and language development. The Listening Room is a great place to find many activities that introduce or reinforce new vocabulary, strengthen or develop language skills, and improve social skills without the need to visit a clinic. Our Education Center offers information about the benefits of listening with the Advanced Bionics cochlear implant system and provides the fundamental resources to promote language and listening skills in your child.

 

Give Your Child a Strong Start

The Parent Journal and Record Keeper is a special place for you to document your child’s hearing journey. Use this journal to store important information and records regarding your child and share them with your Hearing Health Care professional, your family, and anyone who regularly takes care of your child. Introduce the Young Children Literacy Strategies to your toddler’s pre-school or use the Early Intervention Communicative Log from our comprehensive Tools for Toddlers suite of resources.

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