Complete the Ling 6 sound test 3 times a day to ensure the hearing aid or cochlear implant is working correctly.
Ling 6 sounds are : "ah, ooo, eee, m, sh, s."
"Learning to Listen Sounds, words and phrases" adapted from the work of:
Warren Estabrooks, B.A., M.Ed., Cert. AVT, Clinical Director, Auditory-Verbal Therapy Program, North York General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Judith Simser, B.Ed, Cert. AVT, Aural Habilitation Program, Children's Hospital Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Creating a Listening Environment
Speak close to your child's hearing aid or cochlear implant microphone.
Speak in a quiet voice, at regular volume: raising the volume of your voice can often distort speech, making it more difficult to understand.
Use a slightly slower speaking rate.
Minimize all background noise; turn off window air conditioner units, fans, TV, radio's, etc..
Use speech that is repetitive and rich in melody, expression, and rhythm.
Use acoustic highlighting techniques to enhance the audibility of spoken language.