With Derrick Coleman, the Seattle Seahawks fullback who’s legally deaf, recently storming onto our screens in a Duracell advert, the social impact of the advertising campaign is already being witnessed at a high-tech level. After having SSD (single-sided) deafness since early childhood, film director Rik Cordero was inspired by the advert, to evaluate modern technologies
Sound Advice (as IDK) hosted the first overseas screening of the 95 Decibels film (2013) on January 18, 2014 at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, to explore the emotional obstacles parents face when they get a diagnosis of deafness for their child. I also met Susan and Film maker Liza Reznik along with her daughter Miranda.
Subjective fatigue in schoolchildren with hearing issues, is the topic of a July 2013 article in the American Journal of Audiology, which confirms these children experience more fatigue in sleep/rest, everyday and cognitive life. Self-Pacing Every Day Sound Advice has highlighted this issue, with its team’s self-pacing experiences as children, students, graduates and employees – while
Since 1986, India’s Aural Education (AURED) programme for children with hearing issues has worked with families to teach children to listen and speak in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati before starting mainstream school: Read: AURED Highlights Exposure To Sound and Talking Immediately after a child receives digital hearing-aids or cochlear implants, AURED recommends AVT (auditory-verbal therapy),
Having a child who’s different to the rest of the family, requires adjustment for each parent and sibling (if relevant) – while also impacting the wider family and friends to an extent. A mother shares a very honest account: Read: Insights From Raising A Child With Hearing Issues Quotes Slowly, friends dropped off and I was
Video-conferencing and telemedicine strategies are used in Tennessee (US) by Vanderbilt University’s Bill Wilkerson Center to reach families of newborn babies who need follow-up tests after failing an initial hearing test at birth. Initiative Allows Remote Hearing Tests For Newborns Vanderbilt’s Audiology, SLT and VTOD Training Cleverly, the same programme will teach Vanderbilt’s pediatric audiology and
The Visiting Teacher Service in Ireland is being reviewed by the Department of Education in the context of pupils’ changed needs and new technologies. January 20th, 2014 is YOUR deadline to feed back on your experiences of the Visiting Teacher Service (VTS) in Ireland, for this review. Dept of Education: Review of the Visiting Teacher Service
School environments are famously tricky for children to hear what’s being said in class, by their teachers and classmates. And it’s not just children with hearing devices who struggle in a classroom: pupils with colds and allergies or English as another language, also benefit from positive school acoustics. Read: Tips For Hearing Well In The