PHILADELPHIA CREAM, November 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hearing firsta non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources, support and stories of hope for families with a child who is deaf or hard of hearing and looking for an outcome in Listening and Spoken Language (LSL), has received two prestigious 2021 WebAwards from the Web Marketing Association.
start to heara national public health awareness campaign and website created in partnership with FiveStone, reaches expectant parents across the United States with messages about newborn hearing screening (NHS), the importance of hearing for brain development, and urgent follow-up if their baby fails the NHS. The StartsHear.org campaign website won the 2021 WebAwards Best Advocacy Website award.
the Audition website first, Hearingfirst.orgwas updated earlier this year in partnership with modern climate to provide families with the information and resources needed to navigate a hearing loss diagnosis and the journey that follows. The website educates families about what’s possible, lets them choose LSL for their child, and equips them with the tools they need to teach their child to listen and speak. The Web Marketing Association has recognized the website with a Outstanding website award.
The annual WebAward competition is the oldest annual website awards competition, naming the best websites in 96 industries and setting the standard of excellence for all website development. Both websites were judged on the basis of overall design, ease of use, writing, interactivity, use of technology, navigation and innovation.
“We are honored that the Web Marketing Association has recognized Hearing First with these awards and encouraged to know that our efforts are impacting the lives of families of children with hearing loss,” said Dr. Therese Carvi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, CEO of Hearing First. “We are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside our partners and colleagues to empower families by providing them with accurate information and helpful resources so they can choose the path and achieve the outcome that best suits them. to their family and the dreams they share. their child.”
Hearing First provides free resources and materials to families of children with hearing loss and the professionals who serve them through its websites, online communities and free learning opportunities. The Family Support Community and Private Family Only Facebook Group helps families connect in a free and safe space to find support from others on this journey as they ask questions, share challenges and celebrate victories. The Professional Learning Community is a dedicated space for more than 6,000 professionals to connect with other colleagues around the world, and Hearing First’s year-round learning experiences give professionals the opportunity earn free CEUs to stay on top of best practices. Hearing First is committed to ensuring that all children born in United States benefit from the availability of newborn hearing screening, advances in technology and early learning services in their communities to harness their potential.
About audience first
Hearing first helps caring adults provide infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing with the same listening, speaking, and literacy opportunities as their hearing peers through Listening and Spoken Language (LSL). Hearing First offers free educational resources and online learning experiences for families of hearing-impaired children and professionals looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding of LSL. With two free online communities, the Family Support Community and the Professional Learning Community, Hearing First also helps members connect with other adults who share the same experience. Hearing First is a subsidiary of Oberkotter Foundationa private foundation supporting opportunities for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn to listen and speak for over 35 years.
To learn more about Hearing First, LSL, and how children who are deaf or hard of hearing learn to listen and speak, visit audiencepremière.org.
SOURCE Hearing First