Best Books To Buy For Children With Hearing Loss

Ranjeet KumarReviewed by Mr. Ranjeet Kumar Sr. Audiologist, Speech Therapist & Cochlear Implant Specialist, BASLP on May 5th, 2020 written by Editorial Team

Reading is the major thing in any child’s life. Reading stories is one of the ways to teach children. Children who read with their parents have closer relationships with them. They do better in academics, have better communication and thinking ability, and also become focused and disciplined.

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If you read more you will learn more. More you learn more places you can visit, says by Dr. Seuss. Actually, he is right. Why not have some books in your home for your children who have deafness to learn the differences between others? You can start your children’s new school year with these best books to buy for children with hearing loss.

These books are divided into two groups one is for those children who use spoken languages and another is for those children who use sign language. These are the great gifts for the child with hearing disability, for their sibling, and for a typical hearing loss kid.

Top Books To Buy For Children With Hearing Loss

Ages 4-8

At this age reading with children is the best move to prepare them for academics. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics found in a study that reading with young children may nourish the brain development.

Collection of books for  preschoolers and young readers

A Button in Her Ear (By-Ada Bassett Litchfield)

A Button in her Ear (By-Ada Bassett Litchfield)

In this book, your children learn about how a young girl with hearing loss was diagnosed and treated with hearing aids.

I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf (By-Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson)

I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf (By-Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson)

Here, a girl has described her deaf sister that she likes to run and jump and play like others.

A Birthday for Ben (By-Kate Gaynor)

A Birthday for Ben (By-Kate Gaynor)

This book describes the author who shows the challenges of deafness through Ben’s birthday party.

Dad and Me in the Morning (By-Patricia Lakin)

Dad and Me in the Morning(By-Patricia Lakin)

In this book, the relationship between a father and son has been described. How they communicate with each other? Also how they use American Sign Language for conversation?

Cosmo Gets an Ear (By-Gary Clemente)

Cosmo Gets an Ear(By-Gary Clemente)

This book describes the journey of hearing disability to hearing aids. And also readers learn the benefit of wearing hearing aids and taking care of these devices.

Suggested books for your infant

  • Baby Signs, written by Joy Allen
  • My First Book of Sign Language, written by Joan Holub
  • Books are written by Annie Kubler, such as My First Signs and Sign and Sing-Along: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Suggested books for your preschooler or school-age child

  • Each Peach Pear Plum, written by Allan and Janet Ahlberg
  • Jamberry, written by Bruce Degen
  • Sheep in a Jeep, written by Nancy Shaw

Ages 9-12

Children learn important lessons from books at this age. At this age, children may not willing to read if you narrate a story to them. Children also increase their vocabulary, their senses, and belongings and improve their relationships with others.

Some books that you may enjoy with your children

Cheshire Moon (By-Nancy Butts)

Cheshire Moon (By-Nancy Butts)

This story is about a girl Miranda who love to learn for trust and make a new friend after her cousin.

Jessi’s Secret Language (By-Ann Matthews Martin)

Jessi's Secret Language (By-Ann Matthews Martin)

In this book, Jessi starts to learn sign language from Matt.

Rally Caps (By-Stephen J. and Jodi Michelle Cutler)

Rally Caps (By-Stephen J. and Jodi Michelle Cutler)

Here, a 10-year-old Jordan met with a deaf boy at Luca summer camp who uses a cochlear implant to win their biggest game of Jordan’s life.

Addy’s Race

Addy's Race

This book describes a girl named Addy who has deafness and finds her talent to learn the things from her life.

Teens

In the teenage, it will be a great practice of reading together with the family to improve the vocabulary and writing skills. It helps them to reduce the life issues, increment in academics, and widening the thinking or imagination skills.

A Season of Change (by-Lois L. R. Hodge)

A Season of Change (by-Lois L. R. Hodge)

In this book, Biney is 13 who has hearing loss helped her friend in some crisis.

Hearing Our Way Magazine

Hearing Our Way Magazine

This magazine is for kids and teens with hearing loss.

Suggested books for your toddler
  • Books are written by Anthony Lewis, such as Meal Time, My First Animal Signs, and Play Time.

Great Books for Upper Elementary – Middle School Grades

El Deafo(By-Cece Bell)

El Deafo (By-Cece Bell)

In this book, a girl has a hearing loss at the age of 4 from meningitis. She used FM systems to restore the hearing disability.

Wonder(By-Raquel J. Palacio)

Wonder (By-Raquel J. Palacio)

In this book, August Pullman suffering from facial deformity and deafness because of Treacher-Collins Syndrome. He uses hearing aids the first time in the middle of the fifth grade.

Books for children who use spoken languages

Some books are written by some parents who think that there are no books for children who use spoken languages. And apart from that, some books were written by hearing aid or cochlear implant manufacturers, and others were written by teenage children or adults who have deafness.

  • Hear Bear Discovers a World of Sound written by David and Brooke Sawyer
  • Mellie Goes to Preschool is distributed written by Medel,

Books for Children Who uses Sign Language

  • In Prudence Park and a Sign Friendship written by Christine Burk
  • Can You Hear a Rainbow?: The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris written by Jamie Riggio Heelan

Other books for Children

  • “Ranvir Cannot Hear,” written  By Genevieve Yusuf
  • “Freddie and the Fairy,” written  by Julia Donaldson and Karen George
  • “I Can’t Hear Like You,” written  by Althea
  • “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” written  by Annie Kubler
  • “Lucy Loud and Clear,” written  by Laila Lavan and Beatriz Iglesias
  • “Thomas & Friends“

Helping your child may love books

You also notice that reading books together is a good way to make a strong relationship between you and your children and it also helps your child brain development as well. It will be a great gift for your child that could be last for their life.

Hearing loss occurs from partial to full hearing disability. Some children can improve their hearing by hearing aid, cochlear implant, or FM system but others cannot. Deafness can restore within a short period or it may take a long period or also stay for permanent. Many children are born with hearing loss but others develop at some age of their life.

Tips for reading with your infant or toddler

  • Repeat the same story again and again till your child catch the missing word previously and also you can explain the story when needed.
  • You have to be sure that your child can see the pictures and your facial expression to follow the story even if he missed some words.
  • Turning pages, touch the pictures, and lift the flaps give your child to the practice of using their hands.
  • You can use simple sign language when you read.

Books to help children and parents learn more about hearing loss

For children

  • Jordan Has A Hearing Loss, written by Jillian Powell
  • Taking Hearing Impairment to School, written by Elaine Ernst Schneider

For parents

  • Choices in Deafness: A Parents’ Guide to Communication Options, written by Sue Schwartz
  • Language and Literacy Development in Children Who Are Deaf, written by Barbara Schirmer
  • Literacy and Your Deaf Child: What Every Parent Should Know, written by David Stewart and Bryan Clarke
  • Literacy Learning for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, written by Lyn Robertson and Carol Flexer
  • When Your Child is Deaf: A Guide for Parents, written by David Luterman

Books About Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

Finding good books about hearing loss can be a big task. Many books are outdated or older in technology manner. Luckily, there are some new books that are based on current technology and give a positive overview of children who have a hearing problem.

Books Explaining Cochlear Implants

Liam the superhero is great fun, rhyming book for elementary school children. In this book there is a superhero named Liam uses a cochlear implant to hear the sound. Liam also uses this book to answers some questions about cochlear implant which children have in their mind:

  • Can a person hear without a cochlear implant?
  • How does a cochlear implant look like?
  • How does the cochlear implant work?
  • Can a person wear a cochlear implant at the time of bed?

Books With an Auditory/Verbal or Oral Approach

  • Let’s Hear it For Almigal, written by Wendy Kupfer
  • Sophie’s Tales, written by Melanie Paticoff
  • Happy Birthday to My Ears, written by Elizabeth Boschini and Rachel Chaikof
  • Abby Gets a Cochlear Implant, written by Maureen Cassidy Riski
  • Ellie’s Ears, written by Elizabeth Boschini and Rachel Chaikof
  • Harmony Hears a Hoot, written by Fara August over

Children’s Book About Cochlear Implants

Let’s Hear It for Almigal is a story of a little girl who wants to listen to the chirping of birds and her friend’s voice.

Books With an ASL or Deaf Culture Approach

  • Moses Goes to a Concert, written by Isaac Millman
  • Prudence Parker and a Sign of Friendship, written by Christine Burk
  • Nobody’s Perfect, written by Marlee Matlin

Best Book for Siblings

Elana’s Ears (By-Gloria Roth Lowell)

Elana's Ears (By-Gloria Roth Lowell)

In this book, there is a girl who is the best friend of her sister with deafness and helped her and became the ears of her sister.

Conclusion

There are so many useful and entertaining books for children with hearing loss. They can really help your kids to grow and think positively. These are the great gifts for the child with hearing disability, for their sibling, and for a typical hearing loss kid.

You can purchase the latest hearing aids at a fair price through HearingSol, If you need any assistance or you have a query regarding Children with Hearing Loss, feel free to call us at +91-9899437202. We are always here to help you.



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