Listening & Spoken Language

You may see Listening & Spoken Language referred to as “Auditory-Oral” or “Auditory-Verbal” 

Children’s brains are naturally wired at birth to learn language through listening. Listening and Spoken Language is the principle that with appropriately fit hearing technology,  most children who are deaf or hard of hearing can learn to listen and speak when they receive early intervention with specialists in Listening and Spoken Language (LSL). Primary emphasis is helping caregivers use strategies that in turn help their child to use audition (hearing) to acquire speech and language. 

hear ME now has the most highly qualified and experienced professionals in listening and spoken language in Maine.

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hear ME now is Maine’s leading Listening and Spoken Language Education Center, standing ready to provide you with a path to hearing/speaking communication. Contact us for details and a personal consultation.

hear ME now offers its aural rehabilitation services via web-based video therapy.  Video conferencing options allow you to be face-to-face with your speech pathologist so that, just like for in-person visits, you can benefit from speech reading cues and listening with your hearing aid or cochlear implant. There is also an option for closed captions on some video conferencing platforms. Contact us for more information at