Just recently, The Ear Foundation launched its “Spend To Save” Europe-wide report to confirm the real cost of hearing loss and how access to today’s [hearing] technology across Europe, can transform individual lives and save public funds. Actual figures put the UK’s total loss from not making hearing technology available, at the €30 billion mark when
Two students at Rochester Institute of Technology, Patrick Seypura and Alec Satterly, who have hearing issues, are gearing for connected homes with a smartphone-based alarm clock app, to distribute via Cenify, their company. This video shows how the app and phone might work in the home context: A wireless version of the app-managed clock is
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
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
This post follows “Ireland’s Only Audiology Course Being Scrapped” (August 2, 2013). Today, the students don’t have the answers they need, and are losing time to transfer to new audiology courses in the UK. To start with, what is the impact of Ireland losing its only audiology course? Dropping this 4-year degree course at Athlone Institute
Finalist status in Ireland’s 2014 Social Media Awards – Online PR category, was gained by Sound Advice (as IDK) after these posts – compiled by Caroline Carswell. Students at Ireland’s only audiology undergraduate course at Athlone Institute of Technology are reviewing their options after learning the course is to be scrapped at the end of
When taking state examinations, deaf students often wonder if they are “on the right track” in giving examiners what is needed to gain exam points. Here’s a website by a teacher of Leaving Cert English, with advice. Reading these points with a parent or teacher may be beneficial to deaf students. Leaving Certificate English – Help