The second CI Futures 2020 webinar on August 5th, explored innovations in no-touch hearing care pathways for covid 19 times. Trisha DiGiovanni, a CI user, described how remote consultations blended with in-clinic processes before her surgery. Strong broadband, multilingual manuals and flexibility with time zones mattered, with patients taking responsibility for their own care due
Deafness is different in the twenty-first century. With today’s digital hearing technology, why consign potentially talented students, teammates and/or work colleagues to lesser life-roles? Changing What ‘Deaf’ Means I never learned sign language in a family or institutional setting, so don’t act so surprised when I tell you I don’t sign. Many hearing people seem
Young deaf children with bilateral cochlear implants can learn words faster than hearing peers at 12, 18 and 24 months after implantation, electroencephalography studies show. We observed that when deaf children get their implants, they learn words faster than those with normal hearing. Consequently, they build up certain word pools faster. ~ Niki Vavatzanidis, scientist at
News headlines in the UK’s print and online media, present deaf children as ‘failing to learn’ at local mainstream schools. Deaf education is multi-faceted, so let’s unpack a few points. Different Outcomes For Children Born In The UK After 2006 Detection Age Impacts Literacy Skills Recently, a survey of 129 oral and signing deaf children
Hearing-device wearers report that assistive technology to contain background noise is still a holy grail and needs industry co-operation, according to an Action on Hearing Loss survey: Ninety-six per cent of respondents said hearing in noisy settings is a major challenge. Just 12% of hearing aid users and 27% of cochlear implant wearers are satisfied now. Help From The Hearing-Device Industry
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