The US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, hosted the event “Wired For Sound: Treating Deafness With Cochlear Implants” at his Dublin residence on July 15, 2016. Representatives from Ireland’s National Cochlear Implant Centre, Trinity College’s Neuroengineering team and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, attended – with guests from the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Centre
Each CD in the photo depicts a specific career and life stage after finishing postgraduate study in the UK and overcoming some obstacles to get my first graduate job (video). Collectively, the CDs show a long career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) which gets overlooked with the more recent work in education and technology. Last month, a request by Joanna Norton at
Disruptive principles in business leadership were recently presented by Dr Trish Gorman (US) in Dublin, at a masterclass with the IntertradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme. For Sound Advice, this masterclass confirmed: Sound Advice is a disruptive entity (modernising Ireland’s deaf sector and education) The disruptive effect of bilateral cochlear implants (children hear speech in both ears) Visible role models transmit core values, coach
The ETBI.ie Summer newsletter has an article from IDK’s Caroline Carswell, describing how ‘ proactive role models with disability are needed across the EU as advisors to the government, the semi-state and private sectors. ’ Read: Visible Role Models Can Transform Perceptions Of Ability Too often, parent instinct is to overprotect children with disability, meaning positive role
Sound Advice (as IDK) hosted the first overseas screening of the 95 Decibels film (2013) on January 18, 2014 at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, to explore the emotional obstacles parents face when they get a diagnosis of deafness for their child. I also met Susan and Film maker Liza Reznik along with her daughter Miranda.
Children who receive cochlear implants can progress for several years afterward, a longitudinal research project by Penn State University shows. In a milestone multi-year study, the researchers found students’ peer relationships were impacted by teacher and peer acceptance within a school. Positive Long-Term Outcomes of Cochlear Implantation “We didn’t actually know how implanted children would do
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