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Embracing Diversity: Barbie Wears Hearing Aids!

In a world where representation matters more than ever, Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll has taken a significant step towards inclusivity. With the introduction of the Barbie with Hearing Aids collection, the beloved toy has become a powerful symbol of embracing diversity and breaking down barriers. This latest addition to the Barbie family empowers children with…

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What Can Babies Hear in the Womb?

Following Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance and pregnancy announcement, many have been left wondering what exactly babies can hear in the womb. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, babies are able to detect some sounds inside and outside of the womb as early as 4 months gestation. However, the auditory system does not develop more fully…

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Cochlear Implants at Disney Parks

Audiology sneaks its way into Disney news this month! In collaboration with a non-profit foundation, Disney has released the first adjustable children’s Mickey ear headband, “allowing children of all abilities to wear their ears with comfort and joy.” Disney showcases these inclusive Mickey ears on Luke, a young boy who wears bilateral cochlear implants. Cochlear…

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