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NCHAM: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, Utah State University

Last Modified: 05/01/2015

Wisconsin's Babies & Hearing: An Interactive Notebook for Families With a Young Child Who Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing


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  • Table of Contents [PDF]
  • Acknowledgements [PDF]
  • Letter to Parents [PDF]
  • Parent's Bill of Rights [PDF]
  • Celebrating Your Child [PDF]
    • Introduction
    • Personal Stories of Celebration
    • Milestones of Communication
    • Your Child's First Communication
    • Celebrating Your Child—Worksheet
    • Journal Pages
  • Supporting Your Family [PDF]
    • Introduction
    • Acceptance
    • Impact of Hearing Loss
    • Parenting the Child who is Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    • What Siblings Would Like Parents to Know
    • Bonding Through Early Communication
    • Are We Communicating?
    • Early Literacy
    • Resources: National and State Organizations
    • Resources: Support Opportunities
    • Resources: Resource Materials & Lending Libraries
    • Resources: Funding Sources
    • Wisconsin Sound Beginnings Brochure
    • Resources: Participants and Staff Listing
  • Getting the Facts [PDF]
    • Introduction
    • Description of the Ear
    • Types of Hearing Loss
    • Degrees of Hearing Loss
    • Types of Hearing Tests
    • What is an Audiogram?
  • Exploring the Possibilities [PDF]
    • Introduction
    • Building Blocks for Communication
    • About Fitting Hearing Aids
    • What is a Cochlear Implant?
    • Supporting Environmental Awareness
    • (Insert) Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) & Application Voucher
  • Keeping Track [PDF]
    • Introduction
    • Business Card Holder
    • Annual Calendar
    • Monthly Calendar
    • At-a-Glance Appointment Record
    • Checklist of Information to Request from Providers
    • Information Providers May Request from You
    • Plastic Sheet Protectors for most recent:
      • Hearing Tests
      • Individualized Family Service Plans
      • Health Insurance Information
    • Note Pages
  • Looking Ahead [PDF]
    • Introduction
    • Stepping Ahead at Age 3—(Booklet Insert - not included here)
    • Exploring School Placement Options
    • Eligibility Criteria for Entering School
  • Glossary of Terms and Providers [PDF]
  • Feedback Form [PDF]