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Auditory-Verbal Parents in Touch Over the World

The aim of this group is to build a global alliance of parents of children with hearing loss interested in Auditory-Verbal Therapy who would like to be in touch with one another to share experiences, ideas and help other parents to develop the listening and spoken language through active consistent participation of the family.
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Hearing screening for my baby ... is it important?

Understanding Newborn Hearing Screening

In this podcast, ASHA-certified audiologist Dr. Patti Martin talks about what to expect from a newborn hearing screening, why it is important, and how to identify the signs of hearing loss within the first year of a child’s life.
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A New Family to Family Connection

Hearing First is pleased to announce the opening of Hearing First’s online Family Support Community for families and friends of children on the listening and spoken language (LSL) journey; a family to family support for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
This free platform represents the diverse needs of families across the country who are at various stages of their LSL journey. Everyone is welcome, whether they're new parents looking for advice about what to expect, or experienced families and caregivers who want to offer practical tips. This is a safe space for families to share, grow and learn from one another in real time.

Music To My Ears

Can A Hearing Impaired Child Become a Musician?

Did you know that deaf children, like this one, can not only learn to listen and talk, they can learn to play musical instruments? And learning music has important benefits, even beyond imbuing a love for this form of art. Researchers have found that learning music may have unexpected benefits – like improved reading ability.

 

New Hearing Study July 2017

New Hearing Study Published July 2017

In the July issue of Pediatrics, a new study was published by Geers AE, Mitchell CM, Warner-Czyz A, et al that looks at cochlear implants and the effects on oral language development when adding early sign language instruction in children under 3 years of age. Listen Foundation was very pleased with the confirmation of the positive benefits of Listening and Spoken Language Therapy. The conclusion of the study states: "This study provides the most compelling support yet available in CI literature for the benefits of spoken language input for promoting verbal development in children implanted by 3 years of age."

Read an introduction to the study that discusses the opportunities and shared decisions that the study -  OR

To read the full study -
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Hears to Beers August Fundraising Event!

Hears to Beers

Come raise a glass of craft beer in support of the Listen Foundation! Mingle with other Listen Foundation supporters while sipping on brews from Zuni Street Brewing Company and enjoying gourmet mac 'n cheese from Mac 'N Noodles.

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 5 to 7 PM
Location: Zuni Street Brewing, 2355 W. 29th Ave., Denver

$23 ticket includes a beer and dinner from Mac 'N Noodles. Click on the button below to register and buy tickets at our event page on Eventbrite. Can't make it but would still like to help out? Click on the donation on the left side of of this page - any amount makes a difference!

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WELCOME TO LISTEN

Thank you for your interest in The Listen Foundation.  We are a non-profit dedicated to helping Colorado families with children who are deaf or hearing impaired reach their full potential. We hope you find our site interesting and informative.

Below is a video highlighting our program and a couple of the children currently receiving therapy services. Just click on the arrow to view.

To learn more about Listen, call us at 303-781-9440.  We love listening!

 

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Listen's Kids In Action

 

What Makes Listen's Listening and Spoken Language Therapy (LSL) Unique?


Actions speak louder than words. See some of Listen's kids in action, using their learned skills to listen and talk.


Each of these kids experience profound hearing loss at a young age. Through the help of Listen's Listening and Spoken Language Therapy, these kids were able to find their voice and now have the skills to successfully integrate into their communities and function as independent individuals.

Click the link below to see and hear the story of Lauren, Noah, and Lani-Eun

See Listen in Action!

LIFE-CHANGING THERAPY FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

LISTEN OUTREACH

Nov 2015 Listening Groups

LEARN, LISTEN, PLAY! OPEN TO ALL FAMILIES

Come and join the Parent-Tot Play Groups, for both parents and their tots, every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Led by a listening and spoken language specialist focused on connecting children and parents through listening, singing, reading, and playing.

WE'LL BE AT THE LISTEN OFFICE:

6950, E. Belleview, Suite 203

 

JOIN US EACH MONTH:

Baby Time: birth to 18 months, please come at 9:30am

Toddler Time: 18 months to 3 years, please come at 10:30am 

2017 Dates: July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, and December 9th

 

 

 

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2016 Doreen Pollack Scholarship Award

Doreen Pollack Award

Naomi Cohen and Doug Pollack present the Listen Foundation Doreen Pollack Scholarship Award to Katie Warne. Katie is becoming a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. Congratulations Katie!

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Listen in the News

Doreen Pollack Founder's Event Honors the Auer Family

"The Listen Foundation honored the Auer Family for their role in founding the organization. The Auer Family has had a lifelong commitment to early childhood identification, education and intervention to help children achieve their full potential." Read the Full Article Here!

Listen has been awarded

the El Pomar Foundation

Award for Excellence 

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6950 E. Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO, USA 80111
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Listening and Spoken Language Practice

1. Working toward the earliest possible identification of hearing loss in infants and young children, ideally in the newborn nursery.  Conducting an aggressive program of audiologic management.

2. Seeking the best available sources of medical treatment and technological amplification of sound for the child who is deaf or hard of hearing as early as possible.

3. Helping the child understand the meaning of any sounds heard, including spoken language, and teaching the child's parents how to make sound meaningful to the child all day long.

Read the rest here!