Whether your child was born with hearing loss or acquired hearing loss later in life, they need care and support. As a parent, you have important questions like:
• What can I do to help my child feel confident and empowered?
• How can I make sure that teachers understand my child’s needs?
• What does the latest hearing loss research actually mean, in plain English?
• How can I connect with other families who have a child with hearing loss?
• Where can I find nearby camps, events, daycares and activities for my child?
HEARING MILESTONES was created to help answer questions like these in one simple, easy-to-use platform. In a multi-state survey, parents resoundingly replied that they need tools and resources that fit into their busy, on-the-go lives. Families are seeking more information, more help, more understanding, and more stories of trial and triumph. Our mission is to provide parents with resources so their children can gain self-confidence, be their own best advocates, and harness their inner hero. We bring together advocacy, hearing loss, and assistive technology in a way that is fun!
Hearing Milestones is a multi-faceted platform that will grow in the years to come to provide more tools and resources for parents.
Connect with fellow on-the-go parents raising children with hearing loss. Be supported in a trusted, judgement free community. We all have our own unique story— maybe you are new to this journey, or maybe you have lived through many trials and triumphs of raising a child with hearing loss. This community is designed to connect families with hearing loss to other families, near and far. Share your experiences and find inspiration every day. You can access the community from your computer or with our app.Learn More
A one-stop online shop for all hearing needs – from high-tech hearing assistive technology to accessories (and everything in between.) Life in a fast-paced society leaves very little time to scour the internet for products and tools that will help our children with hearing loss, and our online store allows you to browse and purchase hearing assistive technology quickly and easily. Shop our online store to receive exclusive offers and discounts from our partners (including large hearing aid manufacturers and small, independent shops). Share your favorite products so the rest of the community can also experience those great finds!Shop The Store
Parents want to help their children be their own best advocate. Our curriculum is especially developed for children with hearing loss, from pre-k through high school. The curriculum is provided by a Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher and/or Educational Audiologist. The curriculum can be accessed whenever and wherever, allowing your child to learn when it is most convenient for them.Join Online Learning Wait List
All of these features (with more on the way) are available to help you and your child. Discover the Hearing Milestones platform!Join Today for Free
Utilizing Roger in your home allows your child to hear you no matter where you. Or maybe you are in the car or outside riding bike- Roger allows your child to stay connected with you. Your child works hard to hear each and every day at school, play, extracurricular activities, and at home. Allow Roger to do some of the heavy lifting minimizing your child's listening effort and reduce fatigue.
From the start, Hearing Milestones has seen the need to contribute to our community of children with hearing loss. First and foremost, we are here to empower this generation of children. Our platform provides the tools for empowerment because we know that hearing loss may be a part of them, but it does not define who they are or who they will become. We believe it is important for children to know that everyone has their own unique struggle, and even though we may not have control over what our struggles are, we do have control over how we rise above it. We are also here to support this community’s access to health, education, and hearing in in whatever way we can.Join Today for Free
As a mom of two boys (one of whom has struggled with fluctuating hearing loss), I also happen to have an auditory processing disorder. I am beyond thrilled to provide the Hearing Milestones platform to support this new generation of children
DR. JEN RICHARDSON has 16 years of private practice experience in the field of educational audiology. She has conducted over 12,000 hearing loss interventions, has helped more than 60,000 educators and parents develop highly-effective strategies, and has provided cutting-edge technology to dramatically improve academic and social results for children with hearing loss. From densely-populated urban centers to small-town, rural school districts, Dr. Richardson covers the complete array of educational settings, including early childhood programs through university classrooms in Wisconsin. Dr. Richardson is a leading authority in the educational audiology community, providing educational services, support, and guidance to schools — helping children and young adults with hearing loss realize their full potential. Her knowledgebase encompasses all aspects of educational audiology, including hearing aids and cochlear implants, assistive listening technology, hearing loss, advocacy, accommodations, modifications, socialemotional development, special education services, and transition services to college and workplace settings.
"I have really appreciated working with Jen Richardson. She has always gone above and beyond for our daughter. Anytime we have needed her, she has always been available to help us. She even helped us troubleshoot our daughter’s Compilot and saved us a trip to the doctor’s office where our daughter would have had to miss school. We love having her as audiologist. She is an amazing advocate for us and for our daughter. Thanks for ALL you do, Jen!”
— Ann M.
"Dr. Jen Richardson is kind, compassionate, and genuinely invested in my son's hearing loss. Jen helped make the adjustment period of wearing hearing aids and using an FM/DM system easy for my then 6 year old son. She is sensitive to my son's needs and goes over and above to make sure he is comfortable. She provides exceptional quality services and continually proves to be one of my son’s biggest advocates."
— Brianna T.
"Having Jen as the Educational Audiologist on our daughter’s IEP team has given my family a great deal of comfort. Jen advocates on behalf of the student and helps our family navigate the difficult IEP process. She makes requests for her care that, as parents, we may not be comfortable addressing to the whole team and is quick to respond to our questions and concerns as well. We hope that Jen will remain a part of our IEP team in the coming years; her role in our daughter's life and education is invaluable."
— Katrina R.
"Jen worked with my son for 5 years as his school audiologist, and she is amazing! Jen goes beyond professionalism by bringing passion and heart into her job. She is not only spot on in her technical skills as an audiologist, but also viewed my child holistically. She often went above and beyond to advocate that all of his educational needs were being addressed. One of the reasons that my son is so successful in school is because of the support that Jen provided and we are forever grateful."
— Alicia B.
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