Real, human insights to life with cochlear implants can be tricky to source. While these devices are not accepted by some, these experiences of digital hearing are worth reading: Read: Cochlear Implants Give The Gift Of Hearing, But They’re Not For Everyone Our favourite story here, is the office worker who overheard a colleague on
With Derrick Coleman, the Seattle Seahawks fullback who’s legally deaf, recently storming onto our screens in a Duracell advert, the social impact of the advertising campaign is already being witnessed at a high-tech level. After having SSD (single-sided) deafness since early childhood, film director Rik Cordero was inspired by the advert, to evaluate modern technologies
Queries about facilitating children with single-sided (unilateral) hearing in a mainstream classroom, were recently received by Sound Advice. All the children had hearing-devices; their parents and teachers just needed information and reassurance that their classroom strategies were relevant in each case. ASHA’s solid advice on addressing unilateral hearing at home and at school: Read: Will
What is the “deaf debate” with cochlear implants? Why can they be seen as controversial? This is one of the best pieces we’ve read on the topic, to date. Read: The Deaf Culture versus Oral-Only Debate Many people are curious about this debate, as a result of the Happy New Ear campaign which is seeking
If you’re a parent or teacher with a deaf child starting a new school year, here’s a quick reference list that might answer some of your questions. Hearing Assistance Entitlements Educational Supports in Ireland Advocating For Your Child’s Service Provision The Visiting Teacher Service: Background Details The Effective Use of IEPs in Irish Classrooms What
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