Fresh concerns over cuts to education supports for deaf/hoh pupils in the UK have emerged, after one-third of councils cut supports in 2011. NDCS is also reporting that almost one-half of London’s local councils did not respond to a Freedom of Information request to disclose spending plans by April 2, 2013. Read: Charity’s fears over
His profile reads “I am the happiest deaf teenager on Facebook”. UK-based Jamie Williams started writing a blog after a friend said how happy and content he is, even when he’s deaf. And his writing ability shows in the blog. Read: Deaf teenager’s blog takes Facebook by storm Jamie’s blog is “A Deaf Boy in
A new book, “He Is Not Me”, by Stuart McNaughton, tells the story of being deaf from birth – and opting for a cochlear implant in his twenties. Notably, Stuart’s parents mainstream-educated him, to equip him with real-world skills from the very start – with the support of teachers and professionals. Read: He Is Not
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
A teacher asked about using an iPad with a pupil who’s partially hearing: What apps for reading and English did the Sound Advice team recommend? How can the student listen to audio files and Skype, from their iPad? The student wears Phonak hearing aids and uses a FM system in school. This list suggests apps
Children with hearing-devices, who need to listen in noisy classrooms, were seen to benefit from a three week, intensive active-listening programme to train their brains to filter out background noise as they learned in class. Read: Auditory Training Benefits Children With Hearing Issues Persistent background noise in classrooms means hearing-device wearers can miss entire chunks
This poem was shared by a family whose son changed primary schools last September. He needed a snazzy way to tell his schoolmates and teachers about his hearing, and how to communicate with him. Here’s the result: I am Deaf and it’s Okay I am deaf, and it’s okay It’s not my fault – I
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