Olivia Williams is reading Applied Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology (US), and received her first cochlear implant at age 5, after losing her hearing when aged four. 1) Would you consider being deaf and a cochlear implant user part of your identity? Why, or why not? Yes, I do consider myself as a cochlear
In true spirit for World Hearing Day (March 3), Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE, has made its ‘Deafening’ documentary available for free, worldwide viewing on the RTE Player platform. This documentary sought to explore the current experience of being deaf in Ireland (avoiding a political discourse) and succeeded at many levels, by representing the diversity in today’s
Jacoti BBVA, the cloud-based hearing applications provider from which consumer electronics firms can license IP-protected solutions, is a contender in the Global Mobile Awards 2017. Mobile device users use the Jacoti Hearing Suite to customise and monitor their hearing experience, with typical hearing or to achieve sound amplification with(out) hearing device/s. Digital hearing-aids and cochlear implants can be connected
A music teacher’s refusal to wear a FM microphone in a thirteen-year-old girl’s music class at a middle school in Vermont, US, is the focus of a state legal case on the student’s rights. Reading the legal briefing document for this case gives excellent insights to practical challenges and limits of using a FM system
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