Children believed unlikely to benefit from routine cochlear implants now have the option of auditory brainstem implants (ABIs), some years behind cochlear implants in testing terms. Several reports on ABIs featured in the online press recently: Read: Research Breaks Sound Barrier For Kids Lacking A Hearing Nerve ABIs were available outside the US since 2005 but in the US got given only to children
Bone conduction for hearing underpins new tech-based products from Google Glass to the Bonebridge ear implant, the Eyeborg and the Cynaps. Read: Bone Conduction – Get Used To The Voices In Your Head Traditionally used in hearing-aids, it’s fascinating to see bone conduction featuring in wearable technologies. Bone conduction is the physics behind bone-anchored hearing-aids (BAHAs) but
Children who receive cochlear implants can progress for several years afterward, a longitudinal research project by Penn State University shows. In a milestone multi-year study, the researchers found students’ peer relationships were impacted by teacher and peer acceptance within a school. Positive Long-Term Outcomes of Cochlear Implantation “We didn’t actually know how implanted children would do
As Ireland’s Health Minister, Dr James Reilly, prepares to finalise his health budget for 2014, he is under huge social, economic and political pressure to include bilateral cochlear implants for children in his financial calculations. Sound Advice’s message to Minister Reilly These three points are critical. Particularly number one. Infants need to hear, to learn
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
In July 2011, The Ear Foundation (Nottingham, UK) held its first international teen summer camp in Yorkshire, for 19 teens from five European countries, who between them had 7 different types of cochlear implant processors. The camp is running again from July 23 to 27 2012, at the same venue: St John’s School, Boston Spa,
A teacher recently asked IDK how to improve their classroom environment for a young child who hears on one side only. Background noise complicates listening for children who rely on one ear for hearing, so teachers need to manage ambient sounds in the classroom. Environmental sounds from school playgrounds, assembly halls, traffic, outdoor machinery or even inside the classroom
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