Reaching these language targets can be challenging for children with hearing loss. However, new research has found that using microphone systems along with hearing aids or cochlear implants can help.
Consistent hearing aid use and a language-rich environment are a must if a family’s goal is spoken language. With microphone technology, consisting of a wireless microphone and a receiver attached to your child’s hearing device, a remote microphone system can play a vital role in providing clear sound and essential language exposure.
Here are three ways a remote Phonak Roger microphone system can make a difference in your child’s language development:
When preschool children used a Phonak Roger microphone system in their homes, they were exposed to approximately 5,300 more words in an 8 hour day, compared to wearing hearing aids or cochlear implants alone, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University. This amounts to 11 more words per minute!
Sounds impressive, but what does giving your young child access to more words really mean? Well, we know that…
In this same study, 80 percent of families reported greater responsiveness and 35 percent reported less frustration in their children while using Roger.
There are many situations where parents have found their little one’s hearing aids or cochlear implants need microphone technology to help them hear parent or caregiver speech.
Here are a handful of examples:
If you’re interested in getting microphone technology for your child, please talk to your audiologist. You can learn more about Phonak’s hearing solutions for children, here.