“Hearing-aids are the avenue through which a child can listen [and learn]”, says US-based pediatric audiologist Jane Madell. Children who hear only what someone says directly in front of them, receive just 10 to 15 per cent of the information they need for incidental learning and language acquisition.
Madell continues, adding that hearing-devices are relatively easy to use:
Overhearing has a huge impact on everyday learning. It builds vocabulary. It gives children grammar. It gives them general knowledge [and] all the things they need to develop their brain. Technology is a brain access tool.
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