Ninety-six per cent of infants in the US have a newborn hearing test by one month old, but many do not access the Early Hearing Detection Intervention guidelines of 1-3-6 months, or detection by one month, evaluation by 3 months and intervention by 6 months, researcher Christine Yoshinaga-Itano says. Notably, just half of deaf babies
Reports of financial misdealings by the Catholic Institute for Deaf People (CIDP) featured in Ireland’s national press in July 2017, after a Health Service Executive (HSE) audit of entities that receive its annual funding allocations. The CIDP manages specialist deaf education including the Holy Family School (amalgamated from St Mary’s and St Joseph’s Schools), the Deaf Education
Researcher Ann Geers, (Pediatrics, June 2017) published some very compelling data about children with cochlear implants and sign language use. Specifically, no advantage existed for parents to use sign language before or after an infant underwent cochlear implant surgery. Overall, deaf children with implants who never learned sign language had better language, reading and spoken language
Audiologist supply and quality hearing services are vital for born-deaf infants to get to hear and talk, according to Susan Daniels, CEO of the UK’s National Deaf Childrens’ Society. In a recent Huffington Post article, Daniels emphasises: Audiologists, hearing specialists in hospitals and health centres, are a vital lifeline for the 45,000 deaf children in the UK
Shari Eberts is a hearing health advocate, writer, and avid Bikram yogi. She blogs at LivingWithHearingLoss.com and serves on the Board of Trustees of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story it will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues. Connect with
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