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Better Speech And Hearing Awareness: IdentifyTheSigns.org · Audiology.org

NJ Audiologists · NJ Speech/Language Pathologists

Sources: American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc.; American Academy of Audiology

In seeking to educate the public about the early warning signs of communication disorders and the benefits of early intervention, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) welcomes Baby Navigator as its newest partner.

Baby Navigator is a comprehensive online resource that provides a variety of tools for parents and professionals to track a child’s social communication development as well as identify the early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Its unique features include:

· a video library containing clips of children demonstrating typical social behaviors from 7 to 24 months of age, along with clips of children exhibiting early signs of a communication delay

· The Social Communication (SoCo) CheckUp, an enhanced screening tool for communication delays starting at 9 months and for ASD in children as young as 12 months

For more information, visit IdentifyTheSigns.org and BabyNavigator.com.

Have you stopped going to restaurants and social gatherings? Do you keep to yourself when in noisy environments? Is it difficult to hear people talking to you without looking at them? If so, you may have a hearing loss disorder.

Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss — over 4 times the number of people who live in New York City — and over half of them are under the age of 65.

If you think you may have a hearing loss disorder, you need to see an audiologist — a licensed health-care professional who specializes in treating people with hearing and balance loss.

Although most hearing loss is permanent, an audiologist can determine the best treatment, which may include hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and hearing rehabilitation.

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