Exasperated educators hear “What?” from students every minute of every day. Sometimes these children are just not paying attention, but other times it’s more serious than many teachers realize.

According to Carol Flexor, Ph.D. in Classroom Management of Children with Minimal Hearing Loss, “One quarter to one-third of kindergarten and grade one children in a typical classroom do not hear normally on any given day.”

The consequences of any level of hearing loss are serious and can impact listening and have long-term academic effects in children who have experienced a loss that spans three months or longer.

Known as “Otitis Media,” the causes include: bacterial and viral colds, daycare conditions, infected adenoids, allergies, second-hand cigarette smoke, bottle-feeding a baby while it is lying down, and genetics.

Join hear ME now, Maine’s leading auditory oral education center during our webinar, “Running Noses, as we discuss Otitis Media including medical treatment and classroom strategies for educators, teachers and childcare providers, and field your questions.

To learn more, call 207-781-7199 or email info@hear-me-now.org.