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AllAboutAudiology is a podcast hosted by Dr. Lilach Saperstein, an audiologist helping parents and teachers of children with hearing loss, or anyone interested in hearing health, to understand audiology topics. On the podcast, we explore how hearing works and discuss tools for becoming empowered advocates. Every other week, in the All About YOU segment, Dr. Saperstein answers your questions about anything from ear infections and tubes to deciding on cochlear implant surgery, deaf education, and sign language. In addition to: "My baby didn't pass the hearing screening!" "My child can hear but doesn't understand!" "Is my child deaf?" "Should I use sign language?" "Do I need a hearing aid?" "Should I get my hearing tested?" "Pros and cons of cochlear implants" "What are ear tubes" and much more.

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AllAboutAudiology is a podcast hosted by Dr. Lilach Saperstein, an audiologist helping parents and teachers of children with hearing loss, or anyone interested in hearing health, to understand audiology topics. On the podcast, we explore how hearing works and discuss tools for becoming empowered advocates. Every other week, in the All About YOU segment, Dr. Saperstein answers your questions about anything from ear infections and tubes to deciding on cochlear implant surgery, deaf education, and sign language. In addition to: "My baby didn't pass the hearing screening!" "My child can hear but doesn't understand!" "Is my child deaf?" "Should I use sign language?" "Do I need a hearing aid?" "Should I get my hearing tested?" "Pros and cons of cochlear implants" "What are ear tubes" and much more.

    All About Auditory Processing Disorder & Sound Sensitivities -Episode 45 with Dr. Melissa Karp

    All About Auditory Processing Disorder & Sound Sensitivities -Episode 45 with Dr. Melissa Karp

    Welcome back to the All About Audiology podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Lilach Saperstein and today we’re going to be talking about Auditory Processing Disorder, APD, sometimes also called Central Auditory Processing disorder, or CAPD. And we’re also going to be touching on the idea of sound sensitivities and when you get that feeling that there are nails on the chalkboard or pen clicking that’s driving you crazy. Some of us have those experiences. And in fact, some people have those kind of sound sensitivities where they can become really debilitating. So, I brought in an expert, Dr. Melissa Karp, to talk to us about some of these, how to test for these things and how we can help our children and our patients that are struggling with auditory processing disorder or sound sensitivities.















    And before we jump into that interview, I do want to remind you that you can come over to allaboutaudiology.com to hear all the previous episodes or read full transcripts. And in addition, you can join the email list. The email list is where I send you stories and updates behind the scenes. And it’s really fun, I send you emails and you guys respond back. And it’s kind of super fun to have little pen pals around the world who are interested in these topics who are engaging with the conversations that we’re having here on the podcast.







    So, I would love for you to join and if you are interested, you can also get some free resources, free downloadables that are on the website. The first is the five step guide to navigating your child’s hearing loss and this is a beautiful guide which lays out what is the journey ahead? Whenever you had first gotten a diagnosis or even if you’ve gotten a diagnosis years ago, there are still questions that you need to address and make sure you have the support in place. So, that guide is a downloadable PDF with fill-able spaces but also can be printed out and it can really follow you along with the journey. I know there are many audiologists who share this with their patients. And it is available for free on the website at allaboutaudiology.com/guide.







    There’s also a hearing aid checklist on there. And that’s perfect for establishing morning and evening routines around the hearing aids. This is really helpful to have at home. But it’s also great to give the teacher or give someone who is also helping with the care of the child; babysitter, nanny grandparents, whoever else is involved with the care to have an organized list where you have all the different things that need to be taken care of when there are hearing aids. And in general, dealing with devices is something that you know takes time, there’s an orientation, you have to learn what all the parts are and how they work together, and what happens when they break. So, those two resources are free over at allaboutaudiology.com. And that way, you can join the email list and we can stay in touch.







    So, let’s go right ahead and jump into this episode. Thank you for listening, and I look forward to hearing what you think about this on Instagram, on Facebook and on the website.







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    Dr. Lilach Saperstein: “Welcome, Dr. Melissa Karp.

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    August 2020 Moms’ Support Group: All About You- Episode 44

    August 2020 Moms’ Support Group: All About You- Episode 44

    0:06Welcome back to the All About Audiology podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Lilach Saperstein Au.D. This is the show where we explore how audiology affects you and your family, not just what are all these terms and graphs and charts and equipment, but what does it mean for you, when you or someone you love is going through learning that they have a hearing loss, understanding what that means, how that’s going to affect their life. And here we open up the dialogue about the topics that we don’t just need to be having with ourselves, amongst ourselves, you know, whoever is “the group”, for example, teachers are constantly talking with other teachers, excellent. And audiologists are talking to other audiologists, and parents are having support groups with other parents. But what if we all came together?















    1:00And had one big conversation. And that’s the purpose of this podcast and what happens in our community. Because the #allaboutaudiology community includes teachers of the Deaf, and parents of children along the spectrum of hearing, and audiologists, and audiology students and speech therapists and educators, and parenting experts, and all the different people who have something to say about the topics that we talked about here. So I hope you had a chance to listen last week and if you haven’t, go check out Episode 43 with Genia Stephen, and we talked about one of those topics that really affects every parent who has a child with a disability. Every parent, really just anyone who’s thinking about what are the goals and what is the vision that you have for your child or for your student or for yourself, basically, it was one of those







    2:00topics and conversations that really gets you thinking and makes it that you have to address the questions and the issues that you’re facing. You cannot just let them fester or work themselves out because that is not going to work. You have to be involved in those decisions. So definitely check out Episode 43. And as always, full transcripts are available at all about audiology calm, and I am so grateful to Sara Miller from @adventuresinDeafEd, for the shout out on Instagram this week about transcribing and making the podcast accessible. I really, really value inclusivity and having as many people be part of the conversations we’re having as possible. And I recognize that as a podcast, which is an auditory medium that is not inclusive to those with hearing loss or those who are deaf. And so from the very beginning, I knew that if I was going to







    3:00put out a podcast about audiology, with the values and the mission of the podcast, it would have to be transcribed and become accessible. And so I do that. And actually that is







    3:12another one of the very big expenses of the podcast. And recently I started a Patreon account for those listeners who are able to support the show who believe in the mission and in the community that we’re creating, to be able to support the show. So please head on over to patreon.

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    All About Creating A Vision For Your Child’s Life -Episode 43 with Genia Stephen

    All About Creating A Vision For Your Child’s Life -Episode 43 with Genia Stephen

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    Welcome back to the All About Audiology podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Lilach Saperstein. Today, I’d like to talk about how we as parents can look at our child’s life and look at our parenting with the goal of helping to maintain and create beautiful, inclusive, full and wonderful lives for our children.







    With me today, I have Genia Stephen, who helps kids with intellectual disabilities build inclusive lives in school, at home and in a community. She is the founder and host of The Good Things In Life podcast for kids with disabilities. She also manages a community of parents of children with disabilities.







    Dr. Lilach Saperstein: “Genia, welcome to the show.”







    Genia Stephen: “Thank you so, so much for having me. I’m really excited to be here and excited to be spending more time with you.”















    LS: “Thank you. So, I want to ask you about yourself and how you came into disability work to begin with.”







    GS: “Yeah, sure. So, I have a younger sister, I mean we’re not young anymore, we’re in our forties, but a younger sister who has an intellectual disability. And I had the great fortune of having a mother who was a really fierce advocate and she really kind of brought our whole family on board. So, I had the great blessing of growing up in a disability-positive community surrounded by internationally renowned thought leaders and mentors. I really received a world class disability parenting education just growing up. I did some work in the disability field and presented it. Did some teaching myself, as well. And then fourteen years ago, I had my second son and he has disabilities as well. So, I kind of came on board as a parent, in addition to being a sister.







    My mom was really involved in the disability parent movement for my sister’s whole life, and she still is. And I was not really sure where I fit into that. And my other world is that I’m a registered midwife in Ontario, Canada. Over many years, I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds of families and it became really apparent that the experience of most parents of having a child with a disability was very dramatically different from what I had experienced. And I already knew that. But one of the key differences that I was seeing over and over again, was that one, I didn’t have to learn a bunch of stuff. Also, who surrounded me and the kinds of ideas that surrounded me when my son was born was dramatically different than what other parents experience.







    So, when my mom first received a diagnosis for my sister, parents of her generation either looked something up in the yellow pages, which some young parents might be even so young as to not remember. But the phone book used to be how we found phone numbers. So, they would look up something in the phone book or maybe their family doctor would provide them with a brochure or something like that. And they would get connected with another parent or an organization or that kind of thing. But what happens for parents now is that they get a diagnosis, or even suspicion of a diagnosis, where they are in that unsure and uncertain phase of things. And they will immediately Google that diagnosis and what they get from Google is a list of complications and a list of Facebook groups around that diagnosis or treatment modality.

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    Episode 42 – All About YOU! Office Hours starting July 1, 2020

    Episode 42 – All About YOU! Office Hours starting July 1, 2020

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    Welcome back to the All About Audiology podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Lilach Saperstein. I’m so excited to be having a very, very special guest today.







    Dr. Saperstein: “Why don’t you introduce yourself? Welcome to the show!”







    Ra’ananit: “I’m a little shy.”







    LS: “You’re a little shy. That’s okay.”







    Ra’ananit: “My name is Ra’ananit.”















    LS: “How old are you?”







    R: “Six.”







    LS: “And how do you know me?”







    R: “Because you’re my mommy.”







    LS: “Oh, hello there. Welcome to my delightful, six year old, delicious daughter, who wanted to be on the podcast. Because what do you see me doing all the time?”







    R: “Hmmm.”







    LS: “Recording.”







    R: “Yeah.”







    LS: “Editing.”







    R: “Your podcast.”







    LS: “Yeah. Now the reason I wanted to bring you on here today is because you were not in school for a little while, right? How come you had such a long vacation when you were home with Ima (Hebrew for mother)?







    R: “Because of Corona.”







    LS: “Because of Corona, that’s right. We were home from march 15th all the way through the end of May and then school started up again. And then what happened?”







    R: “A boy from my school’s Abba (Hebrew for father) came to, um, take pictures early of his son, and he went in with no mask, is my guess. And if he got Corona from his dad, that’s why I’m home right now.”







    LS: “So, one of the fathers in your class tested positive for Corona. Because he dropped off his son and he was in school, then now the school is closed until they can test the children of the family and then they will decide if the school can open again. That’s why we are home and we decided to do a podcast. So, here we go.







    I have some questions for you. What do you think is the coolest thing about ears?”







    R: “That they can hear.”







    LS: “How do they work?”







    R: “First, when you hear a song, it hits your eardrum and then you get um, three, three bones, I forgot what they’re called. And if it’s too loud, they have to make it softer and if it’s too soft, they have to make it louder. What I remember that’s next is, um, lots of hair and when the hair hears something, they like change color and are like weee, back dancing. The signal that goes to the brain and then the brain helps you hear.”







    LS: “Wow, you really know a lot about ears. So, let me ask you something. Do you think it’s really important to study together with other kids in your class or do you just like want one on one with Ima at home, or both?”







    R: “Ummm, I don’t get it.”







    LS: “Like, what’s better? Being in class with all your friends and learning together as a group...

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    All About Deaf Plus and Rare Disorders – Episode 41 with Madeline Cheney

    All About Deaf Plus and Rare Disorders – Episode 41 with Madeline Cheney

    Welcome to the All About Audiology podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Lilach Saperstein and today I have with me Madeline Cheney from Utah, who is also the creator and host of the Rare Life podcast, which is a podcast for parents whose children have rare disorders. And we are very excited to have Madeline with us.







    LS: “Welcome, Madeline!”







    Madeline: “Thank you so much. I’m so happy to be here.”















    LS: “And I’m so happy to have you on the show because one of the things that we have not talked about yet so much is children who are deaf plus, or have multiple things going on and challenges in different areas. It can be medical concerns, social concerns, all these other things where hearing loss may or may not be at the top of the list of priorities for themselves and their families. So, I think this is a very important population, a very important topic, and I’m really excited to chat with you today.”







    MC: “Thank you. I have a lot of passion about this topic since his (my son) hearing loss is a really big part of who he is in our life since he’s been born and so I’m really excited to talk about this.”







    LS: “Alright, so why don’t you start by telling us a little bit about yourself and a little bit about your inspiration, your little kiddo?”







    MC: “Yeah. So, I live with my husband and my four year old daughter, that’s Kimball’s big sister. And she is completely typical in every sense of the word. In fact, she was even advanced in her language skills. And then Kimball is our almost two year old and he is our little special guy with a lot of different disabilities. And so, we have been dealing with that since, well really he was pre-diagnosed when I was pregnant with him. And so, that really, when he was 20 weeks gestation, that is when this roller coaster started, and we’ve learned a lot since then. I feel like a whole different person now.”







    LS: “Yeah, yeah, absolutely. And I think that’s such an important point to mention that it really changes everything. It doesn’t just effect the child and what their life is going to be like, but it changes the parents’ life. And that, obviously, even when you know about it in utero, and sometimes you have more time, sometimes that’s better, and sometimes that’s more challenging. So, what was that like for you guys when you had that time?”







    MC: “So, because we knew pretty far in advance before he was born that he had this issue, his specific condition, it has a really long name that no one’s heard of. So, I’m going to spare you but it is a form of skeletal dysplasia, which basically means issue with his bone formation. So, there are birth defects that were related to that. And so, we were given warning about different things like he has an unstable cervical spine, which basically means that the vertebrae in his spine are not fully hardened, and so it doesn’t protect his spinal cord from compression, which would lead to paralysis or death. So, like that was something we knew was on the table that’s associated with it. We also knew from ultrasounds that he did not have a nose bone forming. And so, he has a really narrow nasal airway. So, we knew a few things like that. But there was very little known. He also has dwarfism, which we were also able to see, that was one of the red flags we saw is that his limbs were measuring shorter for his gestational age.

    • 53 min
    All About Teletherapy- Episode 40 – Season 3 wrap-up with Stacy Crouse, SLP

    All About Teletherapy- Episode 40 – Season 3 wrap-up with Stacy Crouse, SLP

    Welcome back to The All About Audiology podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Lilach Saperstein and today we are celebrating Episode 40 and the end of season three, another 10 amazing episodes of the podcast!!!!! I am so grateful to each and every one of you who listen to the podcast, and for sharing it with your friends and in your Facebook groups and in your support groups. I really, really appreciate it and I’m so grateful that you’re listening and to be having these incredible conversations. From the beginning, you guys know this podcast is all about connecting with you guys and having a dialogue. It’s not just me speaking, you know, and lecturing and saying what I think but it’s really important for me to bring on other voices and other stories and perspectives so that we can all learn from one another.







    Before I jump into the interview with Stacy Crouse, who has been doing teletherapy for years and she shares some of her greatest tips both for new therapist learning the whole world of teletherapy and for how parents can support their children from home while they’re doing online therapy. But before we jump into that conversation, I would just like to take a few minutes to do a recap of season three. And if you haven’t heard any of the episodes, definitely go back and listen.







    Season Three started off with an incredible interview with Mama Manon, who is a parenting coach with her perspective of looking at connection and how can we get close to our children by being really present and seeing what their needs are in the moment and what our needs are in every situation. Lots of amazing tips there for connecting and for remaining present in prioritizing getting to know our children, definitely check out Episode 31 for that interview with Mama Manon.







    Now, you guys know that I love audiology and I can talk about it all day and get really excited about the details and things that we can learn. But it’s also really important for me not to only speak in jargon, and use all this medical terminology. I want to know how is this affecting your life, your experience, and how the things that we’re doing in the audiology clinic and during testing appointments, how that applies to you and what that means for you, your family and your child. And that’s why I was very excited about Episode 33, with Dr. Julie Renshaw, and we talked all about the audiology equipment. You’d think that episode is very technical, but in fact, it was a lot about how we use the equipment to get the information that we need and how we can have the parents be a partner in that journey. Dr. Renshaw shared her experience and her tips for new clinicians. So, a lot of you student audiology listeners out there really loved that episode. And it was also beautiful to hear how she includes parents in a diagnostic evaluation so that they can also be following along and understand what the testing means. That was Episode 33. You can go check that out.







    Of course, all of these will be linked in the show notes with full transcripts of every episode as always, and then it was March of 2020. And that’s just about the time that the COVID-19 pandemic was really affecting many, many millions of people all around the world, with many of us staying at home with our children. And on a href="https://allaboutaudiology.

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