For teens wanting to listen to music and chat on the phone with friends, Bluetooth can connect hearing-devices with MP3 players or phones. Two products are Nokia’s Bluetooth Neckloop and HumanTechnik’s Bluetooth connector. Nokia is not the only telecom provider in this market, however. With news of Apple’s latest system, iOS6, came whispers of a possible
Parents can be thrown on learning their baby or child is deaf, but with time, everyone finds what works for their family. As parent Lisa Ridge Valentine says, “If somebody told me how Nansi and Annie would be at four and five, I wouldn’t have the same worries I had when we were told they were
Childrens’ speech and spoken-word recognition skills can influence their mainstream school placement, according to new research from Tel Aviv University. Early detection of hearing issues and intervention strategies are confirmed in this research as vital preparation for the childrens’ education. Read: Speaking skills crucial for children in the classroom Notably, the study concluded that hearing
Families of children with cochlear implants in Ireland are to write to the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, after broadsheet paper The Examiner revealed over 350 children must wait up to six years for second implants. Read: Reilly urged to fund ear implants programme A parent posted information to Sound Advice’s Facebook page after asking Beaumont
After this post, families in Ireland organised via the Sound Advice Facebook group, into the ‘Happy New Ear’ campaign for bilateral implants. At end-2013, the HSE announced that bilateral pediatric cochlear implants in Ireland would be funded. Despite the progress of Ireland’s national newborn hearing test programme, parents have concerns about the lack of two (bilateral) cochlear implant
Piloting planes? Impossible for people with hearing issues? Wrong! Prepare to change your thinking after reading these personal accounts. Read: Deaf pilot spreads the word: You can fly As this pilot reveals, “[using visual cues for] deaf and hard-of-hearing people applies to everyone using English as a second language”, with safety enhanced for both types
Parents who choose for their children to have cochlear implants can worry how their choice will be seen by others. One mother tells her story – but what gives others the right to try to influence, or to query her decisions? Read more: ” I questioned myself as a mother “ When making choices for
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