Eighty-three per cent of 696 deaf preschoolers in Australia and New Zealand actively speak words at or above hearing-peer level, according to First Voice, whose group of centres teach deaf children to hear and talk with digital hearing devices. Read: Australia leads the world in teaching deaf children to listen and speak More details from the research are
Childrens’ speech perception drops visibly in open plan classrooms, disturbing their efforts to hear discussions with peers and teachers, and leading to chronic listening fatigue. Read: Students struggle to hear teachers in new fad open-plan classrooms Teachers in open-plan classrooms reported greater vocal strain amid concerns that the children could not hear their voices, leading researchers to conclude that acoustically treated, enclosed classrooms make
In the US state of Kentucky, telepractice for child hearing health care is being researched, starting from newborn hearing tests through to when early intervention begins. Notably, parents of children with hearing-devices are involved in developing a client navigator model for families new to this specific health system after a child’s hearing issues are detected. As the
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