“My baby did not pass the NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING!” Now What?!?

Not passing the NBHS can be a sign of any number of things and does not automatically mean the baby has hearing loss. There is the idea of a “false positive,” meaning a test result is flagging the patient for having a problem when they don’t actually have it.    

All About EARWAX, Cerumen

When you use a Q-tip, you dig this wax from where it belongs into the back portion, often creating an impaction (heavy buildup). Even if you see wax removed by the q-tip, more of it is being pushed in that your aren’t seeing. The

Cochlear Implants: Myths and Facts

Time for a pop quiz! ‘True,’ ‘False,’ or ‘It depends!’

Cochlear implants (CI) ….

are a modern medical miracle
are destroying a rich and complex Deaf culture
are guaranteed to work
will work the same for everybody
will make someone ‘deaf’ into someone ‘hearing’ 

An Educational Audiologist’s Take on Communication Mode

What does an educational audiologist do? Let me tell you more about our school and about my responsibilities in the school.

Population: Most of our ~65 students have either cochlear implants or hearing aids. And many of the students have additional co-morbidities, including cognitive impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, visual impairment, physical disabilities, and medical issues.