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
Families (and adult cochlear implant wearers) routinely ask Sound Advice to recommend apps at different stages in their path to digital hearing – often for the first time. Speech & language development have close links to early literacy skills, therefore parents and caregivers who actively read and talk with their children are likely to raise
Hearing tests in South Africa via teleaudiology systems now offer two options for client diagnostics. The first is asynchronous tests with clients tested (remotely) online and results passed to a professional. With synchronous tests, a client’s hearing is tested in real time, with the professional reviewing and referring the test results onward as relevant. Apps For Self-Programming Hearing-Aids Transmedicine audiology systems, or
Children who have hearing difficulties can find listening all day in school and classes to be exhausting work, according to an article in the May 2015 edition of The Hearing Journal. Defining The Challenge The author, Dr Ryan McCreery, of Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, writes: Specifically, the task of understanding and processing speech degraded
Discussions about specialist schools for deaf students, routinely highlight that educational outcomes for the students tend to be well below national averages – despite large sums of money being invested into the schools, into digital tools and into teaching resources. Cost Analyses Can Be Illuminatory Reading the critique, Why Are Expenses So High At School For The Deaf?, by Dr Nick Fina,
SPIDER, a European project about service design, held its final conference, “Innovating Public Services In Challenging Times” at Dublin Castle, on June 9th and 10th, 2015. Key Learning Points Public services in Europe need reform to address the recurring, ‘wicked’ social issues. Four co-creation models were presented by Birgit Mager for innovating public services. The historic social power slope has
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