Hear and Say are strong advocates for the Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach.
Access to listening and spoken language should be the first option for children with hearing loss.
Children with hearing loss have the potential to listen and speak, and after 25 years of consistent results, we believe in research and outcomes.
Below is our position paper from 2015, which outlines how Hear and Say works with families to empower caregivers as the best advocates for their child’s health.
At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born.
The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.
Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.