Research evidence is emerging that “parent-to-parent support, described as parents with lived experiences providing support to each other, is recognized as a distinctive and important type of support system” for families whose children have hearing issues. Read: Parent-to-Parent Support For Children With Hearing Difficulty In 2007, this was one catalyst for Irish Deaf Kids (Sound
Mention the name Dr Carol Flexer, and most audiologists and speech therapists worldwide will nod in recognition. Dr Flexer, an expert in childrens’ auditory brain development, hosted a sparkling session in Dublin on May 7 for professionals ranging from those mentioned, to social workers, educators, researchers and cochlear implant support teams. Dr Flexer’s last visit to Dublin coincided
Twenty years ago, the thirty million word gap emerged in the US as an education issue for children starting kindergarten with language disadvantage. New research however shows the word gap is not the number of words children hear, as first thought. Read: Key To Vocabulary Gap Is Quality Of Conversations Conversational turns between a parent and child emerged as the key to
Sound Advice has a quantity of CiWear Tshirts with sleeve pockets for cochlear implants. What’s the deal? These amazing CiWear T-shirts hold cochlear implant devices in both sleeve pockets with neck loops to contain your cables while you surf, bike, run, hike or play sport. Great when sports headgear is worn. Can you swim with a cochlear implant? Yes! Sound processor waterproof
Eighty-three per cent of 696 deaf preschoolers in Australia and New Zealand actively speak words at or above hearing-peer level, according to First Voice, whose group of centres teach deaf children to hear and talk with digital hearing devices. Read: Australia leads the world in teaching deaf children to listen and speak More details from the research are
Childrens’ speech perception drops visibly in open plan classrooms, disturbing their efforts to hear discussions with peers and teachers, and leading to chronic listening fatigue. Read: Students struggle to hear teachers in new fad open-plan classrooms Teachers in open-plan classrooms reported greater vocal strain amid concerns that the children could not hear their voices, leading researchers to conclude that acoustically treated, enclosed classrooms make
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