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
A certain irony existed in being asked by Dr Peter Sloane, to join a panel at the Vasco da Gama Movement Forum in Dublin – after doctors in the 1970s had said I would never talk. Before this call to speak on the science of cochlear implants, the VdGM (Vasco da Gama Movement), the WONCA Europe Working Group for New
Young deaf children with bilateral cochlear implants can learn words faster than hearing peers at 12, 18 and 24 months after implantation, electroencephalography studies show. We observed that when deaf children get their implants, they learn words faster than those with normal hearing. Consequently, they build up certain word pools faster. ~ Niki Vavatzanidis, scientist at
News headlines in the UK’s print and online media, present deaf children as ‘failing to learn’ at local mainstream schools. Deaf education is multi-faceted, so let’s unpack a few points. Different Outcomes For Children Born In The UK After 2006 Detection Age Impacts Literacy Skills Recently, a survey of 129 oral and signing deaf children
Hearing-device wearers report that assistive technology to contain background noise is still a holy grail and needs industry co-operation, according to an Action on Hearing Loss survey: Ninety-six per cent of respondents said hearing in noisy settings is a major challenge. Just 12% of hearing aid users and 27% of cochlear implant wearers are satisfied now. Help From The Hearing-Device Industry
On average, each deaf child in Australia is left AUD $10,000 short of public funding to access early intervention listening and spoken language services from birth to age three, with non-governmental organisations fundraising the balance, according to recent media reports. #Australia: Each #deaf child $10K short for hearing-and-talking #earlyintervention. https://t.co/79wSkNaDit #NDIS @FirstVoiceAus (@guardian) — Caroline
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
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