Just recently, The Ear Foundation launched its “Spend To Save” Europe-wide report to confirm the real cost of hearing loss and how access to today’s [hearing] technology across Europe, can transform individual lives and save public funds. Actual figures put the UK’s total loss from not making hearing technology available, at the €30 billion mark when
Several factors shaped our 2014 move to restructure the IDK (Irish Deaf Kids) venture from a dual-registered entity with CRO and CHY status, into Sound Advice as a sole tradership. Professionalising The Venture Between 2007 and 2014 (Ireland’s recession years), the professionalism underpinning the IDK venture went unseen, despite the founder’s past exposure to digital transformation within the publishing and corporate
Ireland – the latest country in Europe to move its healthcare system to the cloud – held its first Health Innovation Week from November 19 to 24, 2016 with speakers ranging from chief information officers in healthcare from the UK and Ireland, to patients and innovators. Disrupting Healthcare Systems Healthcare is (positively) disrupted when innovation is
Parents and teachers working with children who hear and talk with digital hearing devices (the auditory verbal method) are always seeking inspiration. Here’s some! In June 2016, Auditory Verbal UK hosted a “The Power of Speech” graduate event at the UK’s House of Commons, at which various children engaged in public speaking with MPs, educators,
A recent review in The Hearing Journal of the Thirty Million Words book by Dr Dana Suskind (pediatric cochlear implant surgeon), confirms that the approach noted by psychologists Betty Hart & Todd Risley, equally works for infants and children with hearing difficulties. Infant Spoken Language Exposure Is The Key Suskind aimed to establish why children
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