With Derrick Coleman, the Seattle Seahawks fullback who’s legally deaf, recently storming onto our screens in a Duracell advert, the social impact of the advertising campaign is already being witnessed at a high-tech level. After having SSD (single-sided) deafness since early childhood, film director Rik Cordero was inspired by the advert, to evaluate modern technologies
If you’re a parent or teacher with a deaf child starting a new school year, here’s a quick reference list that might answer some of your questions. Hearing Assistance Entitlements Educational Supports in Ireland Advocating For Your Child’s Service Provision The Visiting Teacher Service: Background Details The Effective Use of IEPs in Irish Classrooms What
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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