Early interaction with babies and infants from the age of 4 weeks by family, lays their communication foundations, according to a new book, “Small Talk” by UK-based speech teacher Nicola Lathey and journalist Tracey Blake. Read: Early Teaching Helps Babies To Talk Parents of children with newly-found hearing issues can now read the basics about
Ninety-Five Decibels, a crowd-funded US-made film about the emotional choices parents face on learning their baby is deaf, will launch in September 2013 with Goran Visnjic from the TV series ER, in a lead role. This film makes some vital points: Digital hearing aids and cochlear implants give infants who are deaf or hard of
Telepractice is used in North Carolina (US) to deliver top-quality audiological and speech (auditory-verbal) services to regional families whose children wear digital hearing-devices for severe to profound hearing issues. Read: CASTLE Centre works with children’s hearing issues In Australia, families access early intervention via telepractice (online service delivery) like CASTLE’s Reach system. An upside is
More parents are asking Sound Advice for the names of apps which families can use with children to listen to, and record their voices to check for understanding of the material, and for playback at a later date as a way to track a child’s learning progress. Here’s a suggestion, with animal sounds and lots
What is the “deaf debate” with cochlear implants? Why can they be seen as controversial? This is one of the best pieces we’ve read on the topic, to date. Read: The Deaf Culture versus Oral-Only Debate Many people are curious about this debate, as a result of the Happy New Ear campaign which is seeking
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