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Why should my child keep hearing aids on at home?

By Anita Stein-Meyers, AuD, CCC-A

Assistant Director, Shelley and Steven Einhorn Audiology Center

Anita Stein-Meyers is a pediatric audiologist with the Center for Hearing and Communication in NYC

Anita Stein-Meyers, AuD, CCC-A

Staying safe and staying home also means staying connected.

Some children may feel now that they are learning at home, they do not have to wear their hearing aids or cochlear implants full-time.

We encourage parents and caregivers to continue to have their children maintain a regular schedule of device use throughout the day.

Keeping those devices on provides the needed strong connection between the ears and the brain. Our brains need the stability of hearing well throughout the day in order to optimize listening, learning and communication. This decreases fatigue and frustration, while also providing opportunities to strengthen listening and communication skills.

Though it might be tempting to relax this rule during this unusual time of change, let’s instead set a strong foundation for the future when we can, once again, communicate more fully in person.

Stay home, stay safe, stay connected.

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CHC audiologists are currently working remotely and servicing clients through email and phone contact as well as through telehealth video sessions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your CHC audiologist. Or, if you prefer, you can call our main number in New York at 917-305-7700 or in Ft. Lauderdale at 954-601-1930. Click here to email us and we’ll direct your message to the appropriate clinician.

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