School placement is everything for children with cochlear implants. This explanatory piece is about an 11-year-old boy named Wyatt in the US, whose parents wanted him to have a mainstream education. Here’s what happened when he attended a school for deaf students: Wyatt was treated as if he were a deaf child with a hearing aid who needed to
IDK presented on ‘Sound Effects’ at CESI‘s 2014 conference on Galway’s GMIT campus, with this year’s theme of ‘Spark The Imagination‘. This presentation explored how certain aspects of sound are experienced similarly, regardless of a person’s hearing level, and particularly now that digital hearing-devices can be mapped to a wearer’s specific hearing-levels. Sound fields were also discussed
Many parents ask the Sound Advice team, “what is AVT”? In short, Auditory-Verbal Therapy is a parent-led approach that teaches deaf children to listen and talk by using their residual hearing with consistent wearing of digital hearing-devices. Knowing that almost all deaf babies and children have usable hearing, AVT optimises their latent listening skills, which leads
It makes perfect sense. Carrie Spangler, an educational audiologist in Ohio, was mainstream-educated as a child and teen with hearing issues. She’s now mentoring teen students like herself, who are in mainstream classrooms with hearing peers. Read more: Hitting Her Stride The advice in business is to use what you know, as Carrie Spangler is
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