Parents and teachers working with children who hear and talk with digital hearing devices (the auditory verbal method) are always seeking inspiration. Here’s some! In June 2016, Auditory Verbal UK hosted a “The Power of Speech” graduate event at the UK’s House of Commons, at which various children engaged in public speaking with MPs, educators,
A recent review in The Hearing Journal of the Thirty Million Words book by Dr Dana Suskind (pediatric cochlear implant surgeon), confirms that the approach noted by psychologists Betty Hart & Todd Risley, equally works for infants and children with hearing difficulties. Infant Spoken Language Exposure Is The Key Suskind aimed to establish why children
Earlier this year, Sound Advice met Rosie Gardner, head of the Sensory Support Service in the Southern region of Northern Ireland – who is now training as an auditory verbal therapist. Curiosity got the better of us, and we asked Rosie these questions: 1) What attracted you to deaf education, in the first instance? This
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
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
Music heard through cochlear implants is more complex for wearers to decode than speech, leading researchers to believe that simplifying key pieces of music may be one solution. Pitch and timbre are challenging to hear when music notes or instruments are similar, but this NPR piece, Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant explains
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