Give Children Access to More Spoken Language With Roger

It’s critical to provide early and immediate access to sound after a hearing loss is identified. Here are three tips to help your pediatric patients get ready for school using Roger technology.

  1. To be ready for school, a child needs 45 million words Key Icon Image 

Everything in a child’s environment is novel, and in order to be ready for school, a child needs to hear approximately 30,000 words a day and have a total of 20,000 hours of listening in infancy and early childhood as a basis for reading.

Have you heard the difference between Roger and other remote microphone systems? Ask your Pediatric Representative or Clinical Trainer for a side-by-side comparison. 

That’s why the right technology — fit early and accurately — is so important to give children with hearing loss access to those millions of words and thousands of hours of listening.

  1. Roger allows a child to hear more

Used from the beginning, Roger ensures more speech and language input, improved responsiveness and less frustration than with hearing aids alone. The Roger directional setting provides improved access to conversations by 26% over Roger and omni-directional.

A Roger system can expose a child to 11 more words/minute — that’s 5,300 extra worlds/day

Providing a family with a Roger system can make a remarkable difference in reaching the needed 45 million words.

  1. Funding Resources Available

Would you like to start discussing Roger in your next pediatric appointment? Don’t let funding stop you. For a list of more than 20 organizations who provide Roger funding or for a template letter of medical necessity to send to Medicaid, email Rebekah Cunningham, Ph.D., Phonak Business Development Manager, Pediatrics, at

Additional Resources for Families

Are you interested in providing resources to families? Take a look at the below list that can help families better understand the technologies available for their children.