Families (and adult cochlear implant wearers) routinely ask Sound Advice to recommend apps at different stages in their path to digital hearing – often for the first time. Speech & language development have close links to early literacy skills, therefore parents and caregivers who actively read and talk with their children are likely to raise
“The Sound Barrier“, an hour-long public education documentary about cochlear implants in Ireland, will screen on RTE, the state television channel on Tuesday, July 14th at 21:35. View the documentary on RTE’s Player platform http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/the-sound-barrier-30003452 See the trailer on YouTube: In July 2014, bilateral cochlear implants for children in Ireland became reality after
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
Deaf and hard of hearing children in need of language work in Ireland, may benefit from a solution devised in rural Minnesota, in the United States. Like Ireland, where a national shortage of speech teachers resulted from health-service hiring caps, Minnesota lacks speech teachers for children. However, Minnesota’s moves to reduce its shortage of speech teachers
Alarm clocks give any child more independence, including deaf children, who aren’t always aware of their household starting its new day. Clocks For Children and Teens The Wake’n’Shake jumbo alarm clock has a large face that may be easiest for kids to read and has two parts, a clock and a vibrating shaker. Teens with iPods or
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