During the last Phonak Twitter party with The Motherhood, someone suggested I go to Johns Hopkins for my son’s hearing check. With our move, away from an audiologist who we loved, it was going to be hard to replace her with just anyone.
We tried finding one near where we lived, but no one would take our insurance. The one place we could go? Johns Hopkins. So, this Thursday, my son and I will be meeting his new audiologist and I have The Motherhood and the tweeters at the party to thank! I’m excited to chat with everyone again!
You know what’s funny? Tonight when I went to grab my son’s hearing aid to snap pictures of it, I glanced at it enough to realize it’s a Phonak hearing aid (facepalm). He’s had this one for about a year and a half. I just never paid attention. =)
Real and meaningful education happens when kids are truly engaged, and that engagement is only possible when kids can hear and understand the teacher. While help is available from schools, along with state education and advisory centers, choosing a school and help options can be overwhelming for parents of children with hearing loss.
Thankfully, there are resources like the Hear the World Foundation that support families by helping children reach their development milestones and realize their full potential in life regardless of hearing loss. The Motherhood is honored to join the Hear the World Foundation for this informational Twitter party to share helpful education tips for parents of children with hearing loss.
During the party, you can ask questions and hear directly from Christine Jones, Au.D., CCC-A, Director of Pediatric Clinical Research at Phonak, who will be tweeting with us live from @Hear_the_World.
What: Our sense of hearing can play a critical role in education, particularly when we are young. Real and meaningful education happens when kids are truly engaged, and that engagement is only possible when kids can hear and understand the teacher. I'm working with The Motherhood to share insights about the potential impact of hearing loss on children's education, and how to help these kids engage at school, during this Twitter party with the Hear the World Foundation.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 26, at noon ET (11a CT / 9a PT)
Where: We'll be on Twitter - follow the #HearTheWorld hashtag to track the conversation. You can see more details and RSVP using the Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/heartheworld3
Prizes: We will randomly award five prizes throughoutthe party, from all eligible correct response to trivia questions. Each prize is a $25 Amazon gift card. (No purchase necessary. Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States + D.C. 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited.)
Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann, @hear_the_world
We will be joined by Christine Jones, Au.D., CCC-A, Director of Pediatric Clinical Research at Phonak, who will be tweeting from the handle @hear_the_world
Awesome team of blogger co-hosts:
Annie, Mama Dweeb - @MamaDweeb
Ashley, Crunchy Frugalista - @crunchy_f
Jenna, MommyJenna - @MommyJenna
Jennifer, Mom Spotted - @MomSpotted
Linda, My 2 Crazy Curls - @4evamamii
Maureen, Wisconsin Mommy - @WisconsinMommy
Meredith, The Mom of the Year - @meredithspidel
Mimi, Woven by Words - @MimiBakerMN
Rachel, Yellow Tennessee - @YellowTennessee
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Words Woven by Mimi B at 12:45 AM