|Technology Beyond Expectations
About 10 years ago, Reid's wife had had enough. She was tired of repeating herself and finally convinced him to have his hearing tested. Like many people, Reid suspected a hearing problem but had waited years before taking the first step to schedule an appointment.
Reid was seen for an evaluation and hearing aids were recommended. Immediately he noticed an improvement in his ability to hear in large crowds and felt confident once again to engage in conversations with others. With amplification, his quality of life had improved significantly and he wore those aids for years.
All Before the Talking Begins
Long before your child utters her first word, she is learning the foundation of speech and language. From crying, to cooing, to babble, your child is exploring language and preparing to talk.
- Points to body parts when asked, i.e. nose, eyes, tummy.
- Follows simple commands and understands simple questions.
- Listens to simple stories, songs and rhymes.
- Points to pictures in a book when named.
- Says more words each month.
- Uses some one- or two-word questions, i.e. Where kitty?
- Puts two words together, i.e. more cookie, no juice
- Uses many different consonant sounds at the beginning of words.