Time was, when a child with hearing issues was asked what they wanted to do after finishing education, their answer might be indistinct. With cochlear implants, this has all changed. Today’s children can have clearly defined life goals, and know what careers they’d like to move into, when they’re adults. Six-year-old Vivek tells Press Club
Canadian-born Jordan Livingston (aged 19) has won a scholarship to train toward becoming a commercial aviation pilot. The significance? He wears two cochlear implants and was born profoundly deaf, to a hearing family. Read >> Deafness doesn’t ground aspiring pilot from Rancho High Predictably, Livingston met some nay-sayers, as is reported: People wondered if Livingston
Finalist status in Ireland’s 2014 Social Media Awards – Online PR category, was gained by Sound Advice (as IDK) after these posts – compiled by Caroline Carswell. Students at Ireland’s only audiology undergraduate course at Athlone Institute of Technology are reviewing their options after learning the course is to be scrapped at the end of
Nursing – and audiology. Two degrees that a deaf person might not think of, or be encouraged to take. Zoe Williams, of Ballarat, Victoria (Australia), has changed that perception. Now a qualified audiologist, she shares her story. See / Read: A Day In The Life of An Audiologist Zoe says she doesn’t have anything more
It makes perfect sense. Carrie Spangler, an educational audiologist in Ohio, was mainstream-educated as a child and teen with hearing issues. She’s now mentoring teen students like herself, who are in mainstream classrooms with hearing peers. Read more: Hitting Her Stride The advice in business is to use what you know, as Carrie Spangler is
Sound Advice’s latest fifth-birthday post from a past intern, is by Raluca Maier, who arrived to complete her post-graduate diploma in PR. My story at Sound Advice started in early 2011, when I had the chance to work next to Caroline Carswell on many projects. Sound Advice was launching its Facebook page, organising its workshops
A recent conference hosted by AHEAD got me thinking about my education, and learning situations where tuition support might have helped. By far the most challenging of my three third-level courses was the IT conversion course. These courses are known for their accelerated pace. That wasn’t the problem, however. Computer-based classroom practicals were the glaring
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