Twenty-one students taking the four-year BSc. degree in Audiology at AIT (Athlone Institute of Technology) in Ireland, reached a High Court settlement to complete three remaining years of the degree course, which was suddenly dropped last June after concluding its first year (2012-13). According to the Irish Times, this settlement is a once-off, hinting that
Infants who get hearing-intervention by six months old have better results, according to multiple researchers. Dedicated audiologists aim for a one-three-six model of good practice: screening by one month old hearing-aid/s by three months, and spoken language intervention by six months Read: Ten Hearing-Commandments For Children Infants’ consistent use of hearing-devices from their first
This post follows “Ireland’s Only Audiology Course Being Scrapped” (August 2, 2013). Today, the students don’t have the answers they need, and are losing time to transfer to new audiology courses in the UK. To start with, what is the impact of Ireland losing its only audiology course? Dropping this 4-year degree course at Athlone Institute
With education systems in Scandinavia seen as models for good educational practices, the IDK team reviewed early intervention approaches for families with children who have hearing issues. This resource (2012) is worth a read: Read: Scandinavia: New Challenges For Auditory Services Slide 12 cites current approaches for families, based on early detection and intervention, with
Finalist status in Ireland’s 2014 Social Media Awards – Online PR category, was gained by Sound Advice (as IDK) after these posts – compiled by Caroline Carswell. Students at Ireland’s only audiology undergraduate course at Athlone Institute of Technology are reviewing their options after learning the course is to be scrapped at the end of
Teens and young people who read books with characters who’re deaf or hard-of-hearing can affirm their own identity to themselves while learning new skills for everyday challenges and the value of digital technologies. Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, Oregon, has the biggest range of titles on deafness and hearing that we’ve ever seen in one extensive
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