January 20, 2016.

When will my child talk?

By: Shefali Shah

Ninety percent of babies with hearing difficulty are born to parents with normal hearing. It istherefore understandable that most parents of babies with hearing....

August 20, 2015.

When will my baby talk? Change title to "Understanding the Development of Speech."

By: Shefali Shah

Parents can’t wait for their baby's first words to come tumbling out and then a couple of years later they can't wait for their child to go to bed so that the chatter for the day ceases!Parents of babies with hearing loss are understandably Continue Reading

November 28, 2016.

Why does the ABR alone, not provide the information I need to manage my child's hearing loss?

By: Prajakta Bhogte

Ninety percent of babies with hearing loss are born to parents with normal hearing. It is therefore not surprising that the majority of these parents want their children to grow up to listen and talk, like other children their age. Therefore, when measuring the hearing loss of these babies and yo....

September 20, 2016.

No Baby Is Too Young To Be Tested.

By: Prajakta Bhogte

Modern technology has made it possible to obtain reliable information on how much your baby hears, at birth. Newborn Hearing screening is carried out on newborns, in countries such as the United States of America and in some countries in Western Europe. The hearing status of your newborn is valua....

February, 18 2016.


By: Shefali Shah

A question I get asked a lot by parents, especially in the early days is “How do I know how my child is doing?” An excellent question indeed!

I generally counter this question with a question of my own, which runs thus: “ Can you tell me a little more about what it is that you mea....

October 20, 2016.


By: Shefali Shah

A question I frequently get asked by families new to the service at Sound Steps is “So, what exactly are we going to do in our first therapy session?” My answer invariably is “We will begin to train your baby or child to listen and understand. We will do this together through playing, si....

October 20, 2015.

Why does my baby need Auditory Verbal Therapy?

By: Shefali Shah

Now that your baby or young child with hearing loss is appropriately fitted with the most sophisticated hearing aids or Continue Reading

August 20, 2015.

Why does my child need an audiologist and an Auditory-Verbal therapist?

By: Shefali Shah

It is with great pleasure that I write this month’s blog, as it is a topic that has been suggested by a parent at Sound Steps. This makes it so much more imperative because he has identified this as an area that needs to be explained to new families as they begin their journey with their baby a....

April 26, 2017

Cochlear Implant SWITCH-ON: What is it?

By: Prajakta Bhogte and Shefali Shah

Switch-on of a cochlear implant or Device Activation as it is sometimes called is a much awaited event for parents and ....

May 26, 2017

Overhearing: A Reason to Celebrate!

By: Shefali Shah

I try hard to suppress my laughter everytime one of our youngsters uses the “S***!” word in therapy. It may be a toy that unexpectedly slips from their hand or a hard to open box that triggers this exclamation but either way, it is clearly something that no adult has taught the young child. ....