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VIDEO: Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program (IHP)

Trisha Strong, Clinical Manager, introduces the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program. She discusses the newborn infant hearing screening program, as well as the services and supports the IHP offers, in the Regions of Durham and York, the Counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, and Haliburton, as well as the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Hear On – YouTube Channel

Hear OnThe Hear On suite of learning videos was created for families of children identified with permanent hearing loss. They were each created with a clear parent need for information in mind. They are roughly ordered as we think parents may best make use of them. But of course each family has their own particular journey. The videos start with the first ABR appointment and move on from there. Watch them in order, or jump around as you like. Invite others important to your child’s care to come watch as well. Welcome. Please come back often to see if we have posted something new.

Each video was crafted and revised based on the input and feedback of established professionals in the field of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. We are also hoping to collect feedback from parents who can help us by pointing the way to new videos and how to revise our current videos to better meet their needs. Let us know what you think. Contact us through the link here.

VIDEO: My Family’s Journey – Ashlee

In Part 1 of a 2-part series, Ashlee talks about her family’s first steps with the Infant Hearing Program (IHP) and her son’s diagnosis of moderate to severe hearing loss.

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please consult your family doctor or pediatrician, or contact a local hearing clinic to arrange an assessment with an audiologist.

VIDEO: Getting Ready to Listen – Ashlee

In Part 2 of this 2-part series, Ashlee describes getting her son’s first hearing aids and talks about his communication development.

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please consult your family doctor or pediatrician, or contact a local hearing clinic to arrange an assessment with an audiologist.

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – Our Journey Begins

In Part 1 of a 3-part series, parents Winston and Janet discuss their first steps, and supports with the Infant Hearing Program (IHP).

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please consult your family doctor or pediatrician, or contact a local hearing clinic to arrange an assessment with an audiologist.

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – Unexpected News

In Part 2 of a 3-part series, Winston and Janet talk about their first reactions to learning about their daughter’s severe to profound hearing loss.

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please consult your family doctor or pediatrician, or contact a local hearing clinic to arrange an assessment with an audiologist.

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – I hear that!

In Part 3 of this 3-part series, Winston and Janet tell about their introduction to Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT), and how they have helped their daughter learn to listen with first her hearing aids, then cochlear implants (CI’s).

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please consult your family doctor or pediatrician, or contact a local hearing clinic to arrange an assessment with an audiologist.

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – Multilingual Home

Winston and Janet speak about how they have been able to use the strategies learned in therapy sessions to encourage both English, and Cantonese-learning in their home. Supporting the development of the home-language is important for many families, and to Child Development Programs!

For more information, please watch Gigi’s video, Growing Up Multilingual.

Tri-Regional IHP Permanent Hearing Loss–Road Map

A general overview of what to expect from the Tri-Regional IHP Infant Hearing Program.

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – Parent Involvement

Two parents speak openly about their thoughts on parents and families being actively involved in their child’s therapy sessions. Child Development Programs believes strongly that parents and caregivers need to play a key role in a child’s therapy programming to help them reach their potential.

For more information, please watch Osy’s video on Parent Engagement.

VIDEO: The Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program Audiologist

Louise, Audiologist, explains the role of the Audiologist in the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program. As explained in this clip, teamwork is at the heart of the intervention pathway tailored for each individual family depending on their child’s needs, and usually begins with a newborn hearing screening.