Roger for Young Children
Compatible with virtually every hearing aid, cochlear implant and bone-anchored device, our range of Roger microphones and receivers provide toddlers with hearing loss access to more words, wherever they go. In fact, a Roger system can expose a child to 11 more words/minute — that’s 5,300 extra words/day!
When a child can hear more words, life is on.
Ears are the doorway
Think of the ears as being a doorway to the brain. When children have hearing loss, it can be considered a “doorway problem.”
For families who choose listening and spoken language as a child’s mode of communication, a doorway problem can prevent auditory information from reaching specific regions in the brain. This can result in an impaired ability to learn, to listen, talk and read.1
Our proven pediatric solutions
Research tells us that there is a link between language exposure and child development. Our hearing aids, Roger system and wireless accessories work together as proven pediatric solutions.
These solutions play a pivotal role in providing access to the 45 million words required for a child to be ready for school and literacy, as well as continuing to maximize auditory development throughout childhood and the teenage years.2
Every word counts
Accurately fit, consistently worn amplification — coupled with Roger — and used in a language-rich environment can guard against language delays.3
However, the importance of our pediatric solution goes beyond the classroom. A recent study demonstrated that the use of a Roger system at home provides preschool children with access to up to 11 more words a minute, compared to wearing hearing aids alone.4
Once mobile, children spend 42% of their day more than 2 meters (6 feet) away from a parent or caregiver.5
Roger made easy
Used from the beginning, Roger ensures more speech and language input, improved responsiveness and less frustration than with hearing aids alone. The Roger and directional setting provides improved access to conversations by 26% over Roger and omnidirectional.
Providing a family with a Roger system can make a remarkable difference in reaching the needed 45 million words.6
Brochure: Roger for Young Children
Brochure: Roger for Young Children
Infographic: Your preschooler’s new best friend
FAQs: Parent FAQs on Roger System
Guide: Guide for Roger solutions to keep young children connected
1 Flexer, C. (2018). The ears are doorways to the brain. Phonak Insight. Retrieved from www.phonakpro.com/evidence, accessed May 22, 2018.
2 Hart, B & Risley, T (1995). Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young American children. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
3 McCreery, R. W., Walker, E. A., Spratford, M., Bentler, R., Holte, L., Roush, P., & Moeller, M. P. (2015). Longitudinal predictors of aided speech audibility in infants and children. Ear and Hearing, 36 Suppl 1, 24–37.
4 Benitez-Barrera, C..R, Angley G., & Tharpe, A.M. (2018). Remote microphone system use at home: Impact on caregiver talk. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, Vol. 61, 399-409.
5 Mulla, I & McCracken, W. (2014). The Use of FM Technology for Pre-School Children with Hearing Loss. Retrieved from https://www.phonakpro.com/content/dam/phonak/gc_hq/b2b/en/events/2013/chicago/Proceedings/Chapter%208%20-%20A%20Sound%20Foundation%20Through%20Early%20Amplification%202013.pdf
6 Jones, C., & Rakita, L. (2016). A powerful noise-fighting duo: RogerTM and Phonak directionality. Phonak Insight. Retrieved from www.phonakpro.com/evidence, accessed February 19, 2018.