As new school years start, several parents have asked how to keep hearing-devices on their children, during creche, preschool or school hours. Hearing-aids and cochlear implant (CI) processors may fall off. This may be due to: The child’s ears being still very small at this stage, for a device to ‘sit’ on. The curious child
Following a major review of audiology services in Ireland that revealed a history of neglect towards essential pediatric hearing services, a national newborn hearing testing programme (UNHS) began in Cork in April 2011. The test, to screen for deafness in newborn babies, enables earlier intervention for family-centered child-language development and a national roll-out of the UNHS
IDK’s first Life Skills workshop for deaf and hard-of-hearing teens in Dublin yesterday, was high-energy and received great feedback (see below). Mike Rossney, the first presenter, used a board-break exercise to show the teens they can break through their own ‘barriers’ if they apply themselves. By taking charge of their fears, they can then move
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
Parents and teachers ask what group games suit deaf and hearing children, and whether any adaptions are needed to include everyone. The New Deafness Today’s infants gain spoken language with newborn hearing tests and infant education. Digital sound quality is unprecedented in today’s cochlear implants and hearing-aids. Infant verbal education prepares preschoolers to start with peer-level spoken language. Mixed Ability Groups Group
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