CHILD’S VOICE ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ALL EARS AT CHILD’S VOICE HEARING LOSS PODCAST
On August 29, 2018, Child’s Voice launched a podcast for parents and families of children with hearing loss. The “All Ears at Child’s Voice: A Hearing Loss Podcast,” features staff of Child’s Voice sharing information, support, and interviews to support families of children with hearing loss.
“Parent education and support is keystone of the work done at Child’s Voice,” stated Dr. Michele Wilkins, Executive Director at Child’s Voice. “We are so excited about the Podcast. It is new, innovative, and a fantastic opportunity for our expert staff to reach parents, many parents, even outside of our community in the Chicago area, with the necessary tools and support. This season is full of terrific speakers and I cannot wait to hear from them in the Podcast!”
Child’s Voice helps children with hearing loss learn to listen and speak. Students wear hearing aids and/or cochlear implants and programs use a child-focused, research-based curriculum, all with the end goal of transitioning graduates back to their neighborhood schools. This year, Child’s Voice has supported nearly 400 children and their families. Students range in age from just a few days old through the age of 8.
“Child’s Voice programs focus on providing services to children with hearing loss and connecting parents of these children. This happens parent-to-parent as well as with the professionals sharing the services,” said Jessica Brock, Child’s Voice Early Intervention Specialist and co-creator of the Podcast. “One of the incredible things about Podcasts is the community of listeners often created, which can expand the support network for our families even further.”
The topics covered will appeal to parents of children with hearing loss, professionals who work with children with hearing loss, and many others that interact with children who are deaf, including but not limited to grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, other therapists and those interested in learning more.
Topics will include cochlear implants, both a parent and professional perspective, the art of making friends, and self-advocacy skills. Some episodes will also deal with topics that could appeal to parents of children with hearing such as behavior, sibling engagement, language development, and more.
Podcasts will be available through multiple applications such as SoundCloud, Google, Stitcher, and iTunes. Click on the links below to download an app onto to your phone:
- Stitcher for Podcasts
- If you have a Google Play Account
- On iTunes
If you’re listening on your computer, or online, here are those links:
Episodes will begin airing on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. To stay updated on the Podcast, please follow Child’s Voice on social media such as Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates on the recordings.