Parent Strategy #7
For children who are new to listening, one sound to concentrate on is plenty. Trying to listen to mom calling their name while the TV blares and the dishwasher hums and the new baby cries, is a challenge even for a child with typical hearing.
So let’s get rid of the 3-Ring Circus in our home by controlling the background noise that could distract the child and make listening impossible.
Turn off the water in the bathroom before you talk to your child.
Turn off the TV while you read a story.
When the circus comes to town, you can take your child and by then he will be able to listen to all three rings!