By Audri Gundersen My team is down by two points. My opponent made a crucial mistake, and I’m the one who has to talk to the referee because I am the captain. I don’t know what’s scarier: my team losing or stuttering in front of everyone. Am I able to talk without humiliating myself? I was staring down a flashcard. A simple child’s toy stares back at me. My speech therapist says to me, “Audri say what you see.” I am repeating the picture back in my mind over and over again. E
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While we focus on building language and reaching speech targets, we often forget that hearing is actually communication’s best friend. In the US, nearly 1 out of every 7 children, ages 6-19, experience hearing loss! In addition, just shy of 1 in 4 adults aged 65 to 74 have a disabling hearing loss. This number increases to 1 out of 2 adults who are over 75. Some causes of hearing loss include: - Being born with a hearing loss - Noise exposure - Ear infections and illnesses -