Real, human insights to life with cochlear implants can be tricky to source. While these devices are not accepted by some, these experiences of digital hearing are worth reading: Read: Cochlear Implants Give The Gift Of Hearing, But They’re Not For Everyone Our favourite story here, is the office worker who overheard a colleague on
Links between music and speech rhythms have long been documented, with digital hearing-devices and imaging technologies bringing new insights to how we interpret these rhythms in everyday activities – including reading. Music “Is” Language This collection of links starts by explaining how music appreciation sessions for children that mix music with movement, can improve auditory-language skills,
The award-winning book by Andrew Solomon, “Far From The Tree: Parents, Children And The Search For Identity” (November 2012), gives a very one-sided view of deafness, says US-based journalist Lisa A. Goldstein – who is deaf and verbal, with cochlear implants. Read Goldstein’s Critical Review: Far From The Truth Goldstein reminds us of the “anonymous
With bilateral cochlear implants (both ears) in Ireland’s news recently, here’s some information that may answer readers’ and families’ questions. Read: Who is a cochlear implant candidate? Some unilateral (single-ear) implant-wearers keep a hearing-aid in the other ear, and can recognise speech by listening through two ears. Others choose to ‘go bilateral’ with 2 cochlear
Parents of deaf children, who are debating on a cochlear implant for their child, may gain insights from two articles written by deaf adults in the UK. The first, published by writer Charlie Swinbourne in The Guardian, is titled “Not all deaf people want to be fixed” and offers a very balanced view on why
IDK’s “Meet and Greet” workshop for teenagers on April 2nd in Portlaoise, welcomed attendees from counties Donegal, Waterford, Dublin and Carlow. After introductions, the morning session was opened by Mike Rossney, the first presenter, who mentioned his own securities when moving to secondary school. He then coached the teens in their technique when meeting new
A French film, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (2007), captivated recent audiences at the Irish Film Institute and was retained for a second run. It’s a biopic about 43-year-old Jean-Dominique Baudy, one-time editor of French Elle, who suffers a massive stroke in his sports car on a country road. He’s left with what’s called
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