Kids Learn to be Boss of their Hearing Loss

I’m the Boss of my Hearing Loss is a great little book written by Amy Kroll, MS, CCC-A designed to empower little kids to be involved participants in their own aural rehab process.  With lively animations created by Tom Heimann, the book shares with children the practices and behaviors that make them in charge of their hearing loss, ranging from daily dedicated use of hearing instruments, using FM systems at school, the benefits of strategic seating in classroom and social situations, how to properly care for their hearing instruments, and the importance of seeing an audiologist for routine follow-up.  The last pages of the book provide dedicated spaces for children to draw a picture as well as to list their own reasons as to what makes them the boss of their own hearing loss.  Great book for parents to add to their child’s bedtime reading routine!  Available at Oaktree Products via web or call toll-free at 800.347.1960 and ask for customer service.

About AU Bankaitis

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is a clinical Audiologist with extensive clinical, research, and business experience within the hearing industry. Dr. Bankaitis created this blog to educate her colleagues on viable product solutions for their patients and/or clinical practice.
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7 Responses to Kids Learn to be Boss of their Hearing Loss

  1. Eva Tasillo says:

    Please think of adding something about bullying ! I pulled my kids out of the system due to lack of good education and having them being bullied! My youngest was born deaf and struggled in the school system. For our family homeschooling was the only and best option.

    • aubankaitis says:

      i am so sorry to hear about your experiences. As I am not the author of the book and simply the messenger of the availability of this book for kids with hearing loss for parent to read/share with their kids. I do not control the content of what goes in that book and perhaps if I can get a hold of the author’s contact information, I can forward it to you.

      Contact Dan Schwartz from the feedback feed related to this post; he has his own blog and since he appears informed about this information, that may be the best avenue to immediately pursue.

      • Eva Tasillo says:

        I have talked to Dan…he encouraged me to leave a comment here. The silver linning is….pulling my kids out was the best decision for our family!

  2. Kate says:

    Thanks for pointing this one out. I am putting together a collection of books on hearing and hearing loss for my little one. I will also add it to our Pinterest board

  3. aubankaitis says:

    No section on bullying. Strange and sad to see that most experiences associated with audiology in your universe or those you talk to are negative. I hope this blog sends some positive vibes your way.

  4. Is there a section in the book on bullying? In talking to HI teens & 20-somethings, that is the single biggest problem, ahead of condescending audiologists.

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