Canadian-born Jordan Livingston (aged 19) has won a scholarship to train toward becoming a commercial aviation pilot. The significance? He wears two cochlear implants and was born profoundly deaf, to a hearing family. Read >> Deafness doesn’t ground aspiring pilot from Rancho High Predictably, Livingston met some nay-sayers, as is reported: People wondered if Livingston
Parents of newly-identified children who’re profoundly deaf, have a lot going on. Not least, they must make hearing and communication choices on behalf of the children, and decide how the family is going to communicate in general. Recently, the US state of Florida passed legislation for parents to be told of all the possible communication options
Teaching methods for deaf children and young adults worldwide have altered in recent years, with new hearing technologies and speech-to-text tools, according to a report from Project Forum, at the (US) National Association of State Directors of Special Education. The Digital-Hearing Age Infants are being given access to digital hearing at an ever earlier age. Advances in
The increasing cohort of 21st century parents and deaf children who choose technology like cochlear implants in place of learning sign-language, is documented in a front-page article in The New York Times (July 27, 2011). Less than 20 percent of all families [with deaf children] choose American Sign Language, with 80 percent wanting their children to
Parents’ responses are still being received by the team here, after the recent Derek Mooney radio interview with parent Eithne Carroll and Liam O’Dwyer of the CIDP. >> Listen to the podcast (RTE1, 2011). This email response is from Orla Sexton, a parent in Cork. Dear Derek, I refer to your recent interview with Eithne
Deafness isn’t the tragedy that it was, at one time. With sustained early intervention and hearing-devices from birth to age three, a baby or child who is deaf achieves a good quality of life with their own personal milestones. However, if deafness is diagnosed at a late stage (after the child is 2.5 years of
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