Karen MacIver-Lux was diagnosed with a bilateral mild (125 Hz) steeply sloping to profound (1000Hz) sensori-neural hearing loss at 3.11 years of age. The otolaryngologist told her parents that the diagnosis of hearing loss meant a lifetime of silence and lost opportunities in spoken communication.
However, with the support of a young audiologist, speech-language pathologist, a teacher of the deaf and an auditory-verbal therapist, Karen’s mother learned skills and techniques that helped Karen turn a grey world of silence into a colourful world of sound.
Karen is now an audiologist, an LSLS™ certified auditory-verbal therapist, providing auditory learning services to individuals of all ages with hearing loss. She is a highly sought after speaker and makes significant contributions to the literature and professional education programs worldwide.
Understanding first hand the profoundly significant impact that the effective and collaborative relationship between her parents and the above mentioned professionals had on her personal and professional life, Karen is passionate about sharing steps for achieving early, collaborative, evidenced based best practices worldwide and raising the bar for professional practice. Why? Effective professional and parent collaboration has a deep and lasting impact on the child and/or adult’s quality of life.
In partnership with professionals and families all over the world, the team at SoundIntuition is dedicated to providing high quality online professional education/training opportunities to students and professionals helping children and adults with hearing, listening, speech, language and/or communication disorders reach their highest hearing, listening and spoken communication potential.
Our presence at SoundIntuition is heard around the world and we invite you to join us in promoting and engaging in best practice.
At SoundIntuition, you too, can turn a grey world of silence into a colourful world of sound.