Melissa and I have the honor of being a part of an incredibly talented multidisciplinary team with the Children's Communication Center (CCC) at UCSF Mission Bay. The Hearing Loss Clinic within the CCC provides coordinated care by a pediatric otolaryngologist, audiologist, geneticist, psychologist, speech language pathologist and social worker, all in a single visit. The team works together to create an action plan for each child and aims to empower families to use resources available to them and to maximize the communication potential of their deaf or hard-of-hearing child.
So what's one of our favorite things about the Hearing Loss Clinic? It's a new project started by the Center called "Listen Up!". Each family that visits the Hearing Loss Clinic has the opportunity to develop and produce a video that simulates the hearing impairment of their child. The video provides communication tips and can be used to educate friends, family, teachers and other members of each families community. Take a look at some of the amazing videos that have already been put together by our team!
This past week the Hearing Loss Clinic opened it's doors in the new UCSF Mission Bay campus. We were thrilled to be a part of the historic opening of the new hospital, and we look forward to the weeks, months and years ahead serving children with hearing loss.