From Melinda Webb School student to teacher, Gracie returned as a Teacher of the Deaf A graduate of the Melinda Webb School, a school for children who are deaf and hard of hearing, Gracie Baltazar has returned for the 2022-2023 academic school year as a language Teacher of the Deaf. Gracie is excited toRead More
The Melinda Webb School Library is Now Open to All Families!
Early literacy is one of the most important aspects of a child’s life. At Texas Hearing Institute, we encourage children not only learn to listen and speak, but READ as well. One of the best ways for children to develop spoken language is to listen to their parents read books; this is the case forRead More
The Importance of School-Aged Hearing Screenings
A school classroom is a noisy place, especially for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. It can be more difficult for children with hearing loss to hear the teacher’s instructions in the presence of noise. Research shows that even mild hearing loss makes it hard for children to listen and learn in aRead More
A Family’s Choice to Enroll in the Early Learning Program
Texas Hearing Institute’s Early Learning Program is accepting open enrollment for the 2022-2023 academic school year for children ages 18 months through three years old. Students at the Melinda Webb School benefit academically from our co-enrollment classes for children with and without hearing loss, while parents feel at ease knowing their child is receiving aRead More
What to Expect: Auditory Brainstem Response Tests (ABRs)
There are many different ways to test a child’s hearing, such as letting them sleep! Since infants aren’t able to raise their hands when they hear the beeps, pediatric audiologists use a test called an Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) to assess your child’s hearing while they sleep. What Is An ABR? The Auditory Brainstem ResponseRead More
Meet Our Educational Liaison!
Texas Hearing Institute will always be here to support parents and students when transitioning to a new school and throughout the entire school year. Kasie LeBlanc, our Educational Liaison, works with children with hearing loss and their families by building and maintaining positive relationships with educators and other professionals to ensure positive educational outcomes. LastRead More
Audiology Clinic Offers Redux Treatment Services
With only a few weeks left in summer vacation, children are enjoying the summer heat and spending every opportunity by the pool or at the beach. This exposure to high humidity levels, excessive water, and sweat can take a heavy toll on your child’s hearing technology. To alleviate this problem, Texas Hearing Institute is excitedRead More
Swing into Summer Activities
Don’t let summer pass you by! Texas Hearing Institute has a wide array of services to help protect your hearing health all summer long. Swimming Children often complain about their ears hurting after a day in the water. This is true for both children with and without hearing loss. One possibility is that kids areRead More
The Melinda Webb School Early Learning Program is Enrolling for 2022!
Are you looking for a daycare near you? Texas Hearing Institute is launching an Early Learning Program for children without hearing loss. Our new daycare program is accepting open enrollment for 2022 for children ages 18 months through three years old. Located in the new state-of-the-art facility just a short drive from the Texas MedicalRead More
Alex’s Journey with Sports
Many people think that having hearing loss changes a person’s ability to do normal things. However, this is far from the truth as people can still live a normal life with hearing loss. An adventurous 13-year-old boy with hearing loss, Alex proves that life with hearing loss is not so. Alex Narcisse, a Texas HearingRead More