A recent question came in from the childcare sector. How are creche staff taught to manage a child’s hearing-devices (and a sound-field, if relevant)? This is a valid point. Devices like hearing-aids, cochlear implants and sound-fields can really benefit a child ‘picking up’ information in their environment, and to interact with creche staff and other
One of Sound Advice’s most-received questions is, “Which system is better for a deaf child to use at creche/school, a (personal) FM system, or a soundfield?” This article, “FM Systems ‘versus’ Soundfields“, from the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA), gives great insights into the pros/cons of each. Follow the links below to establish how your child
With modern hearing-aids and cochlear implants, many deaf kids soak up language without any obvious reinforcement. Some with cochlear implants learn by overhearing incidentally. Others need natural language practice with their families, at home or out and about. Daily, simple interaction with your kids is what’s required. The key points are: Parents who understand their
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