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
Sound Advice created an e-book, “Teaching A Deaf Child To Hear And Speak: Perfectly“ (A Father’s Love), by US-based author, James Hall, whose deaf daughter hears and talks. Mr Hall contacted Sound Advice after spending four years on a journey of research to find out how a deaf child can acquire speech, and documenting his findings along
The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved since 1999 and it’s only now that hearing-devices and hearables are starting to interoperate with door bells, smoke and house alarm systems. Consumer Technology As A Driver Wire-free technology provider Energous, is gearing to ship its WattUp product to wirelessly charge phones and multiple IoT devices such as
Parents and teachers working with children who hear and talk with digital hearing devices (the auditory verbal method) are always seeking inspiration. Here’s some! In June 2016, Auditory Verbal UK hosted a “The Power of Speech” graduate event at the UK’s House of Commons, at which various children engaged in public speaking with MPs, educators,
A recent review in The Hearing Journal of the Thirty Million Words book by Dr Dana Suskind (pediatric cochlear implant surgeon), confirms that the approach noted by psychologists Betty Hart & Todd Risley, equally works for infants and children with hearing difficulties. Infant Spoken Language Exposure Is The Key Suskind aimed to establish why children
The US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, hosted the event “Wired For Sound: Treating Deafness With Cochlear Implants” at his Dublin residence on July 15, 2016. Representatives from Ireland’s National Cochlear Implant Centre, Trinity College’s Neuroengineering team and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, attended – with guests from the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Centre
A music teacher’s refusal to wear a FM microphone in a thirteen-year-old girl’s music class at a middle school in Vermont, US, is the focus of a state legal case on the student’s rights. Reading the legal briefing document for this case gives excellent insights to practical challenges and limits of using a FM system
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