Sound Advice’s latest fifth-birthday post from a past intern, is by Raluca Maier, who arrived to complete her post-graduate diploma in PR. My story at Sound Advice started in early 2011, when I had the chance to work next to Caroline Carswell on many projects. Sound Advice was launching its Facebook page, organising its workshops
Today, the irishdeafkids.ie website is five years old! The website domain was registered on August 26th 2007, exactly five years ago on this date. Mycro Sportsgear in Cork has given us a birthday gift to share with you! It’s a customisable GAA sports helmet, to which metal grids can be added over the ears to guard
Recommended reading: when teachers learn a child with hearing issues is in their class, they may not know what to expect. This piece has solid advice for teachers in Ireland/the UK, and explains how the child may be feeling. Read: Eleven misconceptions about children with hearing issues Every child is different. Get to know your
Two significant bills relating to hearing technology and supports are now law in the US, thanks to personal accounts from people directly affected. The first bill, influenced by an 11-year-old girl, ensures that deaf and hard-of-hearing students in schools across Connecticut state have an individual education plan, support and hearing assistance devices for their educations. Read:
To mark Sound Advice’s fifth birthday this month, we asked a few past interns to share their impressions of working with Sound Advice, and if their future career path was influenced by this experience. First up, is Beatrice Ruscelli (2009), who still works in the non-profit sector. I began working with Sound Advice in 2009,
New research* from the UK confirms that “good acoustics [in schools] can level the playing-field between deaf and hearing children” while reducing classroom stress for teachers and students, and improving overall learning. The full research reports (with supporting videos) are on the NDCS website. Research confirms the difference good acoustics make in schools With
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