Parents Connecting With The World

Listening and Spoken Language Therapy 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 Listening and Spoken Language 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 Child who is Hearing Impaired Become a Musician?

Did you know that children who are deaf, 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 -
Click Here to Read Full Study...

Hears to Beers Event was a Success!


Jeanne Tapp Receives Award

Jeanne Tapp receives the November 2017 Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award for her work with the Listen Foundation and Sertoma Club.

This award recognizes and promotes volunteerism by honoring individuals whose contributions are constructive, unique and outstanding. Jeanne has promoted and worked with the Listen Foundation since 2005 raising significant funds to support therapy teaching children with hearing loss to listen and talk. In this spirit of support, Jeanne donated her $2,000 award to the Listen Foundation.

(pictured - Winnie Moss (past Board Member), Jeanne Tapp, Vickie Thomas (Board President), Florrie Katchen (past Board Member)


Some Holiday Fun!

Annual Holiday Party with Santa for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The largest turnout yet at this annual event with 31 children ranging in age from infant to 12 years old. Along with 33 parents and several volunteers, everyone joined in song and movement led by Mark Biesterfeld from Petite Musician while awaiting Santa. When jolly ‘ole Santa arrived, he settled in to read an original interactive story the children needed to ‘listen’ to in order to hear their cues when Santa called out their color card. After snacking on cupcakes frosted with the colors in Santa’s story, the children did ornament-making crafts and coloring activities while families had their pictures taken with Santa.  Everyone took home a copy of The Color Hunt, Santa’s story and an age appropriate book with suggestions on how to expand listening and language when reading to a child.

2017 Santa


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!


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!


Playgroups for Parents and Tots

Nov 2015 Listening Groups


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.


6950 E Belleview, Suite 203



Ages: birth through preschool

Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am 

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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!

Plaque Presentation

Cherry Creek Has Heart!

Pat Greenway and Naomi Cohen of the Listen Foundation present a plaque to the Cherry Creek Has Heart Committee at the Merrill Lynch office in Cherry Creek. The committee is made up of independent financial advisors who have donated $15,000 to sponsor three children for a year. Listen Foundation greatly appreciates this generous and thoughtful contribution.

Plaque presentation 2017 

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Listen has been awarded

the El Pomar Foundation

Award for Excellence 


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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.

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