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 James Hall, whose daughter hears and talks with bilateral cochlear implants. Mr Hall contacted Sound Advice after four years researching how a deaf child can acquire speech, and documenting his findings. Click the blue image below, to
Research constantly shows children educated in an inclusive environment from the outset, to be more accepting of differences. Deaf children benefit from inclusion, even when play is still the main mode of social interaction. At my mainstream preschool, I remember linking hands tightly in solidarity with one or two particular hearing classmates (still friends today,
Deafness isn’t the tragedy that it was, at one time. With sustained early intervention and hearing-devices from birth to age three, a baby or child who is deaf achieves a good quality of life with their own personal milestones. However, if deafness is diagnosed at a late stage (after the child is 2.5 years of
Speech is a priceless gift. Especially when it has to be acquired through intensive speech therapy, language lessons and hours of pronunciation practice. Babies with a hearing impairment aren’t able to absorb and replicate the speech heard in their environment, as their hearing peers do. Help is needed, but the huge effort is rewarded with
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