A Sound Start
This booklet has been written for the families and carers of babies and children under two who have recently received a cochlear implant.
First section: we aim to give you some practical advice about how to look after and wear the processor.
Second section: we will outline some of the changes we hope to see in your child's responses to sound in the early stages of learning to listen.
Third section: we will talk about how children learn to listen and talk. We want to show you how you can use your normal, daily routines to help your child make the most of their improved hearing.
Fourth section: we will make some suggestions about activities that will help your child at different stages.
Produced in collaboration with Gill Datta of the Nottingham Cochlear Implant Programme.