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Do you know how easily a hearing loss can go undetected and what a major impact that can have on a child’s development?

An expert from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota brings information every parent needs!


Hearing loss can affect all aspects of a child’s learning and development, and it’s easy for hearing loss to go undetected – as Marti learned the hard way when Erin was a little girl! But this week’s guest, Linda Murrans, an audiologist from Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, brings helpful, hopeful information about new technologies for identifying hearing loss, the latest ways to treat hearing loss, and practical ways to protect your children’s hearing at any age.


Whatever the age of your children, to what extent might their hearing be threatened by noise in their environment? What can you do to reduce that risk? Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space!


For a link to the 2010 Noisy Toys List – a study by the Sight & Hearing Association and researchers from the University of Minnesota, click here

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  1. Rena Glaser on August 1, 2011

    I’ve known Linda for about as long as she has been in MN and she is one of the best pediatric audiologists in the area. As a retired audiologist who specialized in hearing loss prevention/hearing conservation, I appreciate that fact that you are addressing this issue.

    Thank you for having her join you and discuss this very important topic which is, still, all too often neglected.

  2. Candace Lindow-Davies on August 8, 2011

    Linda Murrans has been a champion for Minnesota children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She was one of the leaders who advocated for the 2007 MN Legislation to require all hospitals to screen every newborn for hearing loss and report the results to the Minnesota Department of Health.

    As the mother of a son who is deaf and as the Coordinator of MN Hands & Voices/Lifetrack Resources, I am grateful to Linda and the others who dedicate their careers to improving the lives of our children with hearing loss.

    Thank you for bringing light to this important developmental issue for our children.

  3. Thomas J. Virnig on August 17, 2016

    Please no cochlear implants!!! Your deaf or HH child will spend too much time on speech skill development instead of cognition/education. I have noted that many deaf children with cochlear implants are educationally delayed. You should see Chet Virnig’s four deaf girls who are using ASL and they are picking up tremendously in education and social skills that deaf children with C.I. are lacking! The real culprit is that the hearing professionals are thinking they know much about the deaf!