Early Intervention Program
Welcome to the Heuser Early Intervention Program!
Heuser’s Early Intervention Program is one of three programs housed on the campus of HHI. This program provides home-based services for the families of infants and toddlers with hearing loss, communication and other developmental delays up to three years old through the Kentucky and Indiana First Steps programs.
Early intervention is vital for babies and young children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Research shows that the communication skills of children who receive early diagnosis of hearing loss, early amplification via appropriately fit devices and early intervention services by six months of age is commensurate with that of their peers at twelve months of age. Our services are designed to educate, coach and empower parents and caregivers to enhance the development of children by incorporating appropriate strategies for developing listening and language skills into the child’s daily experiences and routines. Our therapists address many issues that arise, including the importance of wearing hearing aids all waking hours, ideas for keeping the child’s hearing aids on, developing a “listening attitude” and promoting the development of vocabulary and spoken words. Please take a look through these pages to learn more about our early intervention program.
years of serving the community’s
comprehensive communication and hearing needs
to support one child for
one school year