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
IDK presented on ‘Sound Effects’ at CESI‘s 2014 conference on Galway’s GMIT campus, with this year’s theme of ‘Spark The Imagination‘. This presentation explored how certain aspects of sound are experienced similarly, regardless of a person’s hearing level, and particularly now that digital hearing-devices can be mapped to a wearer’s specific hearing-levels. Sound fields were also discussed
Earlier this year, Chicago-based ENT surgeon Dana Suskind, was mentioned on this site for her Thirty Million Words project. Working with children who have cochlear implants raised her interest into how spoken language builds when family conversations are facilitated – in babies and children with/out hearing issues. Read: Want Smart Kids? Talk – And Listen – To
Children with hearing-devices, who need to listen in noisy classrooms, were seen to benefit from a three week, intensive active-listening programme to train their brains to filter out background noise as they learned in class. Read: Auditory Training Benefits Children With Hearing Issues Persistent background noise in classrooms means hearing-device wearers can miss entire chunks
Irish Deaf Kids held a technology and education event in Dublin on October 10th, 2011. The event proved to be invaluable for all attendees, and was put together to give parents, educators and other stakeholders in-depth insights to how deaf and hard-of-hearing (hoh) children can use digital tools to better communicate and learn in a
A deaf person’s life-experience of the education system, shapes their views on deaf education, according to a new post on the Paraquad Disability Blog. >> The Deaf Education Debate Continues: Influences of technology, policy and environment The different perspectives in this post need reading, to understand the core issues around school placements for students who
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