The first-ever book for families, audiologists and teachers working to teach second, spoken languages to children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, is now available. Its author, Michael Douglas, a certified auditory-verbal therapist (AVT), was based at the University of Houston from 2010 to 2012. Read: Dual Language-Learning for Children With Hearing Loss Some people are
As Ireland’s Health Minister, Dr James Reilly, prepares to finalise his health budget for 2014, he is under huge social, economic and political pressure to include bilateral cochlear implants for children in his financial calculations. Sound Advice’s message to Minister Reilly These three points are critical. Particularly number one. Infants need to hear, to learn
Ninety-Five Decibels, a crowd-funded US-made film about the emotional choices parents face on learning their baby is deaf, will launch in September 2013 with Goran Visnjic from the TV series ER, in a lead role. This film makes some vital points: Digital hearing aids and cochlear implants give infants who are deaf or hard of
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