Biologically, our (human) ears are made to talk to each other – to identify sounds, to lower interfering sounds, prioritise vital sounds and locate the source of a sound. This sound apportioning happens via a neural reflex that links the cochlea of each ear via the brain’s auditory control centre – to balance hearing between
The fourth Twitter #AVTchat hosted by Sound Advice for engaged parents, is shared here. Primary topics were ideas for home AVT sessions (a therapist typically will suggest these) and learning a second spoken language, when the first is actively learned. ICYMI: #AVTchat 4: Techniques And Second Language Learning is on #Storify! https://t.co/hQ7nXp2OT3 #auditoryverbaltherapy — Caroline
Ireland’s hospital waiting lists for routine procedures often feature in national news reports. Otolaryngology (ENT) wait-times were the third-longest of the publicly visible waiting lists at January 2016. Accordingly, Sound Advice was invited to present at an Open Health Data Night at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, on January 20th, 2016 in a panel
Families (and adult cochlear implant wearers) routinely ask Sound Advice to recommend apps at different stages in their path to digital hearing – often for the first time. Speech & language development have close links to early literacy skills, therefore parents and caregivers who actively read and talk with their children are likely to raise
With a child’s oral vocabulary at age two (speaking & understanding) predicting academic and behavioural outcomes in later years, parents can ask how to teach their baby about sound and meaning. Talking to your baby [with hearing devices on] is the secret! Toddler Babble Is Language Progress By some estimates, over 90 percent of a
Sound Advice routinely gets queries from families needing to lead young children into conversations with less-known family members, particularly during the holiday season. Our third #AVTChat on November 18th, 2015 addressed this issue. ICYMI: #AVTchat 3 is on #Storify! https://t.co/9rJfpMkKSV (topic: #family members and #auditoryverbaltherapy). — Caroline Carswell (@soundadvice_pro) November 24, 2015 More Reading What
Reading books aloud immerses infants with digital hearing devices in words and sentences, with this early exposure giving many strong spelling and grammar skills for life. Ten books per day is typical when infants have auditory-verbal teaching, hence the topic of this chat. Second #AVTchat session On November 4th, 2015, Sound Advice hosted the second
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