IMPORTANCE OF HEARING
A child’s hearing loss affects the entire family. From the moment hearing loss is suspected or diagnosed your family enters a new world of information and terminology. A clear, thorough understanding of hearing loss will help provide the basis for your decisions and adjustments ahead.
Visit this site to learn more about recognizing the signs of hearing loss and its potential impact on your child’s communication abilities and school performance. Read how you -- as a parent of a child with hearing loss-- can help your child with the practical issues surrounding hearing loss.
Fun with Chiwi
Chiwi is a little blue figure. He's sweet and inquisitive, but he's also a little rascal. He needs help to understand what happens when you are given hearing aids.
With the game "Chiwi - play and learn about hearing aids", we hope to be able to help children to overcome some common barriers that they face when they need hearing aids. The game is aimed at children between three and seven years of age.The Chiwi universe
In the game, we take the children into a magical universe where, together with Chiwi, they find out what it is like to get hearing aids. We encourage you as a parent to help your child to play the game and to talk about what Chiwi experiences. We find ourselves in a magical world, where not everything is as we are used to.
In the Chiwi universe, you will also meet the audiologist. He is very helpful, and gives good advice throughout the game.Start the game
Did you know……
- Hearing loss affects 12,000 children born in the U.S. each year, making it the most common birth defect. (AG Bell Association)
- Any degree of hearing loss can be educationally handicapping for children.