Certain parts of Ireland’s paediatric audiology service work superbly, with a world-class cochlear implant centre in Dublin, yet at end-September 2020, 17,000 children and adults awaited initial audiology services nationwide. Of this total, over 7000 were children, with almost 8000 being adults over the age of 65. One-third of these children had waited over a
The second CI Futures 2020 webinar on August 5th, explored innovations in no-touch hearing care pathways for covid 19 times. Trisha DiGiovanni, a CI user, described how remote consultations blended with in-clinic processes before her surgery. Strong broadband, multilingual manuals and flexibility with time zones mattered, with patients taking responsibility for their own care due
Audiologist supply and quality hearing services are vital for born-deaf infants to get to hear and talk, according to Susan Daniels, CEO of the UK’s National Deaf Childrens’ Society. In a recent Huffington Post article, Daniels emphasises: Audiologists, hearing specialists in hospitals and health centres, are a vital lifeline for the 45,000 deaf children in the UK
Four current audiology students at the University of Texas at Dallas have hearing issues that bring an extra understanding when relating to clients during their daily work. Just 3 to 5 per cent of audiologists experience a degree of hearing loss, according to Audiology Today but supervisors and peers now agree that these insights are
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
Through a program in Illinois State, audiologists, speech therapists and teachers of the deaf train in early intervention for children to learn to hear and talk with hearing-devices. * VIDEO: Graduate program trains students to teach children with hearing issues The joint training of multi-disciplinary teams is growing in the US, as more families choose
Earlier in 2014, Ireland screened the 100,000th baby to be tested for newborn hearing issues since rollout of UNHS concluded in 2013. Latest HSE figures show that: Each month, an average of 6,000 babies now receive a newborn hearing test. Of this total, 180 babies (3 per cent) are referred onward for further diagnostic testing. About nine
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