Tag Archives: hearing

Super Kena: A girl made fierce with hearing aids

Two-year-old Kena didn’t notice that her hearing aids were attracting attention during storytime at the library—but her mom did. “I can’t let other kids define who Kena is,” her mom, Krystyna, confided to Kena’s grandmother that evening. “I want her to be fierce.”  The children’s book “Super Kena: A GirlMade Fierce with Hearing Aids” The conversation resonated… Read More »

Is your hearing loss temporary or permanent?

Have you noticed you’re not hearing as well as you normally do? There are many causes of hearing loss, from age-related hearing loss to viral infections like mumps. Depending on the cause, your hearing loss may be temporary or permanent. Sudden hearing loss? Take action If you’ve developed rapid and sudden hearing loss in one… Read More »

How hearing aids help kids learn better

It’s well-known that untreated hearing loss can impact school performance. Fortunately, though, research also shows that hearing aids and other interventions (such as cochlear implants) can help minimize the impact of hearing loss.  For example, a University of Iowa study showed that hearing-impaired children learn language and speech better when they use hearing aids. The earlier a… Read More »

House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »