On November 5th, 2010, The Irish Medical Times published a very significant piece, “Review Set To Tackle Audiology Waiting Lists“. IDK is delighted to see the NAR taking these steps in very difficult economic conditions. DeafHear (formerly the NAD) also deserves commendation for its sustained campaign toward universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS). According to the
A strong case for newborn hearing tests is made with a recent study in the Netherlands, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Detection At Birth Gave Better Quality Of Life Children whose hearing issues were found at birth, had a better quality of life aged 3 and 5, than babies tested at
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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