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Listen's Creative Music Workshop

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Children's Creative Music and Arts Workshop

On November 10th,  Listen sponsored a Children’s Creative Music and Arts Workshop geared to Hard of Hearing children.  It  took place at Bethany Lutheran Church and was conducted by Award Winning pianist Julian Toha who was on the world tour promoting his talent by playing classical music.  

Over 50 people attended this workshop (adults and children) which was designed to unleash child’s imagination by using multimedia approach and truly enjoyed listening to the music played by world known musician while children between 4-9 actively participated in it.

It was a truly an amazing event that everyone enjoyed.   Sharing this music experience with other Hard of Hearing children was a very touching and heartfelt experience.   Thank you so much Julian!

Parents Connecting With The World

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?

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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.  Click here to listen.

 

Do-It-Yourself-Fundraiser Raises $1,000

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Brian Frevert and Friends raise $1K for the Listen Foundation!

...with their second annual Dam-to-Dam Ride.  Brian and his co-workers from RubinBrown LLP rode a 35 mile loop from Littleton to the Bear Creek Dam (Bear Creek Park) then to Chatfield Dam and back to Littleton. Afterwards, Brian and his wife, Kay, treated the group to a barbecue, all the while dodging the rain! 
The purpose behind this fun and camaraderie, was to raise awareness and funds for the Listen Foundation. What a fabulous idea and one that can easily be replicated by others. Thank you Brian and everyone involved for supporting the Listen kids!!

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.

 

Can Your Baby Hear You?

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Can Your Baby Hear You?

Here's a great article on looking for signs of whether your baby can hear - or whether there may be a problem:

 

Can Your Baby Hear You?

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 SUPPORTING LISTEN

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Forest Room 5, 2532, 15th Street, Denver 
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 A RUMBLE IN THE FOREST...

 Thanks to all who joined us in

FOREST ROOM 5 
for a special Happy Hour on 
Thursday, August 21st

Cocktails, Appetizers...and exciting giveaways

were given away, there was a lot of fun had in the Forest

and all proceeds, of course, went to support Listen!

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Everyone is invited to our annual Non-Event, currently underway.  No ticket necessary, no black tie or fancy attire.  In fact, you don't even need to get into your car!  Simply click on the Donate Now! button and follow the directions.  Or use the PayPal Donate .   It's that easy to join the party!  Thank you so much for listening.

                      

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 LISTEN PARENT EDUCATION

Come and join the Listening Play Group every 3rd Saturday of the month.  Families with children ages birth to 3+ years are welcome to come and join the listening!  
We'll be in the Listen office, 6950, E. Belleview, Suite 203.
Here's what was going on at the June play group:

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Join us, September 20th 10a  for birth to18 months/11a for 18 months to 3 yrs

Making Pancakes

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Lani-Eun, a client of Listen, guides us through a step by step tutorial in how to make pancakes.


With the help of Listen's therapist Nanette Thompson, Lani-Eun has concerned her hearing impairment and developed the the ability to hear and speak with the fluidity and ease.

Click-on the speaker icon and hear how clearly Lani-Eun speaks as she tells her pancake story. Lani-Eun is profoundly deaf and has a cochlear implant.

 

Hear Lani-Eun Speak Here!

Is Auditory-Verbal Therapy Right For My Child?

listenfoundation1Professor Karl White is a psychologist at Utah State University, and is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on early identification and treatment of hearing loss.
Professor White was recently invited to give a talk for TEDx. It proved to be a wonderfully concise, precise and uncontroversial summary of how far we have come in the last 30 years in out ability to identify deafness in children while still in their birth hospital, in the strides made in technology for the deaf, and in early education for deaf children. The talk contains footage of Helen Keller, as well as video clips from the past and present of deaf children communicating.

Please take about 15 minutes to review this talk - it really sums up what programs such as USU’s and Listen’s are all about. It is so uplifting, you may find yourself shedding a tear!

 

Watch His TED Talk Here

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the El Pomar Foundation

Award for Excellence 

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The Principles of Auditory-Verbal 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!