Original Article: PDF OnlyEarly Intervention and Management of Hearing in Infants and ToddlersGatty, Janice C. EdDAuthor Information Director, Harriette Smith Short Center for Parents and, Young Children, The Clarke School for the Deaf, Lecturer, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts Infants & Young Children: July 1996 - Volume 9 - Issue 1 - p 1-15 Free Abstract This article presents and discusses current principles for working with families of young children who have hearing impairments. The nature of hearing loss is described. Categories of the different types of hearing impairments and sensory aids are defined. The benefits and limitations of different approaches to language acquisition, which have been effective with children with hearing impairments, are discussed. The roles of the comprehensive evaluation in planning a program of intervention and of professional honesty in ensuring the effectiveness of intervention are addressed ©1996Aspen Publishers, Inc.