We’ve been fortunate in our family to escape pediatric hearing loss. I guess someone felt that Autism and prematurity were enough for us to handle. But that doesn’t mean it’s not on my radar, or that I don’t get my children’s hearing tested. It’s still a very real thing.
Even if your child isn’t born with hearing loss, it’s still important to protect their hearing – avoiding loud toys right next to their face, concerts (without hearing protection) even things like lawn mowers can be damaging.
Did you know that…
• Every year, about 665,000 babies around the world are born with significant hearing loss.
• In the United States, approximately 2 out of 1,000 are born with hearing loss.
• The earlier that hearing loss is detected and managed, the more likely a child will develop age-appropriate speech and language.
Join me on Wednesday at 10am PST for a Hear The World Twitter party and learn how you can make a difference in pediatric hearing loss. Whether you’ve experienced it personally or just want to be an advocate you will be able to learn more and maybe get some questions answered!
Hear The World Twitter party details
A child’s ability to hear and speak is vital for emotional and social development. If an infant’s brain does not receive adequate acoustic stimuli because of an undetected hearing loss, the development of age appropriate speech and language can be delayed making it difficult to close the gap. Therefore, it is crucial to detect and manage hearing loss as early as possible!
We’re joining Hear the World Foundation for a Twitter party to spread awareness of how to detect, treat and prevent hearing loss in young children. Ask questions and hear straight from expert Audiologist, Dr. William Dickinson, an as he tweets from @Hear_The_World about protecting children’s hearing and treating hearing loss.
When: Wednesday, July 17th at 1p ET
Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #HearTheWorld hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/HearTheWorld
Prizes: We will award five prizes throughout the party to participants who respond correctly to trivia questions. Each winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
Hosts: @theMotherhood, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann, @Hear_The_World
My fellow co-hosts and I:
Brooke, Brooklyn Berry Designs – @Brookie_Berry
Christine, More Than Mommies – @MoreThanMommies
Jenna, MommyJenna – @MommyJenna
Kasandria, Southern Bella’s Ways to Save – @waystosave
Kerri, The Maven of Social Media – @_themaven
Linda, My 2 Crazy Curls – @4evamamii
Meredith – The Mom of the Year – @meredithspidel
Rachel, Yellow Tennessee – @YellowTennessee
I hope to see you there!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.