My Turn to Talk for Parents

My Turn to Talk is an online tool that helps parents prepare for their child’s appointment by helping them identify the things they’d like to talk to their hearing care professional about. They can then receive the most relevant information and care adapted to their family’s needs.

What are the benefits?

  • Lets parents prepare in advance for their child’s appointment
  • Helps to identify the child’s needs
  • Allows care to be personalized

Why this tool?

Parents of children with hearing loss receive a lot of information about their child’s diagnosis. They may have trouble taking in all the technical details and proposed treatments and will have questions and concerns they’d like addressed during their child’s appointment. That’s why it’s important for them to have the time and space to consider the issues that are most important to them.

My Turn to Talk helps parents prepare for their child’s appointment in advance from the comfort of their home. The tool prompts them to identify who their child communicates with most often and then answer four brief questions. The questions help them communicate their hopes, needs, concerns and other things they want to talk to their hearing care professional about. The results can be printed out or emailed to their hearing care professional prior to the appointment.

The hearing care professional can then provide more relevant information and ensure that the family receives care adapted to their needs. This can include helping parents make informed choices about which technology to choose for their child or matters related to the day-to-day management of hearing loss.