Traditional deaf schools in the United States face an ‘uncertain future’ as more parents (and children) choose cochlear implants, with a correlating 85% of deaf children now attending their local mainstream schools. Read: Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf Statistically in the US, over half of all children with hearing issues now
Soundfields for learning, and their procurement, are a recurring question Sound Advice gets from parents and educators. Here’s a “Soundfields 101” piece to demystify the obtaining and use of these audio-systems. Soundfield presentation from Sound Advice’s EdTech event in October 2011: Soundfield Classroom Audio (Andrew Taylor, Classroom Comms) Q: What is a soundfield (audio) system? A:
As Ireland’s health service rolls out newborn hearing-screening services in its HSE South region, some valuable lessons can be learned from the state of California. In rural areas, a tele-audiology service enables families to follow up in the event that a newborn baby’s hearing test results give any concern. A major benefit is that newborns and
To mark World Book Day Ireland (March 1st), Sound Advice will make a draw of the names of everyone who follows our Facebook page by March 5th, 2012. The prize is a copy of the Sound Advice children’s book, “A Birthday For Ben”(2009). Make sure to ‘Like’ our new Facebook page by March 5th to be in, to win!
All babies lip-read from about 6 months of age, to learn mouth-shapes for the sounds they hear, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University. When a baby gazes intently at a speaker’s mouth, this indicates they are working to learn to form syllables for themselves, instead of just babbling. Read: Babies Learn Language By Reading