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
Confidence and speaking skills for deaf children feature in this CNN video with Michelle Christie, founder of the No Limits non-profit, which now has three centres in California and in Las Vegas, to provide infant verbal intervention to families who otherwise could not afford it. College In Their Sights No Limits For Deaf Children builds a college-going
Olivia Williams is reading Applied Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology (US), and received her first cochlear implant at age 5, after losing her hearing when aged four. 1) Would you consider being deaf and a cochlear implant user part of your identity? Why, or why not? Yes, I do consider myself as a cochlear
In true spirit for World Hearing Day (March 3), Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE, has made its ‘Deafening’ documentary available for free, worldwide viewing on the RTE Player platform. This documentary sought to explore the current experience of being deaf in Ireland (avoiding a political discourse) and succeeded at many levels, by representing the diversity in today’s
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