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Talking to your baby

• Bring your baby close to you. Always talk face-to-face.
• If your baby has amplification, be sure to use it consistently.
• Listen to your environment. You can make it quiet by moving away from background
noises such as TV’s, fans or blowers.
• Lighting is also important. Remember to keep your baby facing away from the light
source. When your baby has bright light or sunshine in his/her face, it makes it harder
for your baby to see you.
• Playing on the floor is important. All babies need time to play on their tummies. A baby
with hearing loss may cry more on their tummy if they cannot see you. Get down to your
baby’s level as often as possible and change your baby’s position frequently

Making it easier for your baby to interact

• Bring your baby close to you. Always talk face-to-face.
• If your baby has amplification, be sure to use it consistently.
• Listen to your environment. You can make it quiet by moving away from background
noises such as TV’s, fans or blowers.
• Lighting is also important. Remember to keep your baby facing away from the light
source. When your baby has bright light or sunshine in his/her face, it makes it harder
for your baby to see you.
• Playing on the floor is important. All babies need time to play on their tummies. A baby
with hearing loss may cry more on their tummy if they cannot see you. Get down to your
baby’s level as often as possible and change your baby’s position frequently


‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’

Dr. Suess


About Us

Earliest Interactions is a Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing HRSA grant-funded program which supports families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing throughout their journeys, from screening, to diagnosis, to early intervention and beyond.

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