The Educational Audiology Association (EAA) in the US is hosting a webinar on July 22, for which families and professionals may like to register. Educational audiologists maintain school acoustic quality and students’ cochlear implants, hearing aids and FM systems during the day. Based on district policy, aural rehabilitation (sound practice) may be in their remit. Contracted
In February 2014, Sound Advice was quoted in a two-page feature in the Sunday Business Post magazine, with predictions for future hearing technologies. Many thanks to the Oman family for contributing insights to family life when two boys wear cochlear implants. Get both pages as PDFs: Page Fourteen and Page Fifteen. Click on this image
Sibling influences shape a younger child’s language more than was thought, according to new research of 385 preschoolers in Ontario, Canada, and which was published in the February print edition of Pediatrics magazine. Older children influence language development This research has implications for children with hearing issues in larger families, where parents may interact less
The “Buddy Ears” app was devised for children to practice listening skills after getting a cochlear implant. Educational games have words, links and commands for the children to learn to listen to, and to follow. Read: Local Kids Test iPad App For Listening Practice This app should be on the iTunes store by September if released
To celebrate its tenth birthday, Dublin-based Elevate PR offered a PR campaign worth €10K to the small firm or non-profit in Ireland that wrote the best 500-word pitch. The eight finalists were Treehouse Republic, Dayout.ie, Digital Mines, An Oige, FirstDate.ie, Irish Girl Guides, Sensational Kids and Sound Advice (then called Irish Deaf Kids). The winner was Sensational Kids, also a Social
Twelve UK publishers are using web technologies to present contemporary childrens’ books in sign language with audio, animation and text in a GBP1.5 million project to improve literacy levels among deaf children. The project, www.signedstories.com, offers a free online library of signed books for deaf children to develop their literacy & language skills, whether signed
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