Two new apps, CinemaConnect and MobileConnect, are devised for cinema and theatre fans to optimise incidental show dialogue for their hearing needs simply by calibrating the sound levels on their smart phones – even when hearing devices are not worn. A streaming audio signal transmitted from the movie screen or stage is detected by a user’s phone, with sound relayed
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
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
With children under 13 years of age most challenged by ambient classroom noise, school acoustics are vital to childrens’ learning in their formative primary or elementary schooling years, says audiologist Jane Madell. Read: How Classroom Acoustics Impact Learning Crucially, Madell notes a major change in deaf education: Maybe only 15 years ago, many children with
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