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
Parents who learn their child is deaf, have massive decisions to make – and in this post for the NY Times, one mum describes the route her family took. Read: Teaching A Deaf Child Her Mother’s Tongue Both daughters in this family had a valuable head-start in life, in that their hearing issues were detected
Most parents are not prepared to learn that their child is deaf or hard-of-hearing, and can experience a full spectrum of emotions on receiving the news. UK writer Oliver Dennis, is very honest about his own emotions when he learned his daughter was deaf (Sunday Times magazine, April 15th). Read more: What It Feels Like
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