Subjective fatigue in schoolchildren with hearing issues, is the topic of a July 2013 article in the American Journal of Audiology, which confirms these children experience more fatigue in sleep/rest, everyday and cognitive life.
Self-Pacing Every Day
Sound Advice has highlighted this issue, with its team’s self-pacing experiences as children, students, graduates and employees – while families see the same impact on severely to profoundly deaf children after the school day ends.
This research confirms that fatigue can be reduced when children routinely wear two hearing-devices. During the 2013 Happy New Ear campaign for pediatric bilateral implants in Ireland, the families repeatedly mentioned the daily fatigue their children experienced, when hearing on one side only.
Strategies for managing this fatigue at home and school are shared in this post, which reminds families that a hearing-device wearer may need regular quiet time, and to understand when someone wants a break from sound.
With modern hearing-devices and amplified sound, children and students no longer live in silence. Accordingly, they need to learn to build quiet time into their day – maybe after classes, for a time before going to sleep, or to have regular zone-outs on a sofa, to achieve mindfulness and relaxation.
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