Children with a cochlear implant who learn spoken language only, may progress faster than others with implants who also learn sign language, according to new research from Leiden University in The Netherlands. Read: No more sign language for deaf children with implants? Not as far-fetched as it seems. For deaf children (like their hearing peers),
Recommended reading: when teachers learn a child with hearing issues is in their class, they may not know what to expect. This piece has solid advice for teachers in Ireland/the UK, and explains how the child may be feeling. Read: Eleven misconceptions about children with hearing issues Every child is different. Get to know your
Traditional deaf schools in the United States face an ‘uncertain future’ as more parents (and children) choose cochlear implants, with a correlating 85% of deaf children now attending their local mainstream schools and fully participating in their own local communities. Read: Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf Statistically in the US, over
Soundfields for learning, and their procurement, are a recurring question Sound Advice gets from parents and educators. Here’s a “Soundfields 101” piece to demystify the obtaining and use of these audio-systems. Soundfield presentation from Sound Advice’s EdTech event in October 2011: Soundfield Classroom Audio (Andrew Taylor, Classroom Comms) Q: What is a soundfield (audio) system? A:
As Ireland’s health service rolls out newborn hearing-screening services in its HSE South region, some valuable lessons can be learned from the state of California. In rural areas, a tele-audiology service enables families to follow up in the event that a newborn baby’s hearing test results give any concern. A major benefit is that newborns and
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