A recent question came in from the childcare sector. How are creche staff taught to manage a child’s hearing-devices (and a sound-field, if relevant)? This is a valid point. Devices like hearing-aids, cochlear implants and sound-fields can really benefit a child ‘picking up’ information in their environment, and to interact with creche staff and other
A strong case for newborn hearing tests is made with a recent study in the Netherlands, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Detection At Birth Gave Better Quality Of Life Children whose hearing issues were found at birth, had a better quality of life aged 3 and 5, than babies tested at
Hearing-aids can be challenging for the families of children whose deafness is newly-confirmed. Parents in Ireland have stories of no-one showing them how to put hearing aids in, when the aids are first received. At this time, the last thing a family needs is a device that beeps or buzzes because it’s put on or
Here’s another mum’s story about being let down by audiology services in Ireland, after her son failed a hearing test at 9 months. Other parents also shared their stories on the irishdeafkids.ie site. Charlie was 10 months old when the audiologist suggested glue ear was the underlying issue. I was told to return to the
A teacher just contacted IDK to advise that a young deaf pupil had arrived in her class without prior notice, and what were the next steps to take? For anyone else who may be in the same position, here’s some advice: 1) Ask your pupil’s parents/guardian if their hearing has been tested and if hearing
If a deaf child is in your class this school year, you may be asking “does my teaching have to change?” and wondering how everyone will manage. Everyone Is Individual The first thing to remember is that all children are different, so take some time to get to know your new pupil for themselves, as
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