Music heard through cochlear implants is more complex for wearers to decode than speech, leading researchers to believe that simplifying key pieces of music may be one solution. Pitch and timbre are challenging to hear when music notes or instruments are similar, but this NPR piece, Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant explains
Four current audiology students at the University of Texas at Dallas have hearing issues that bring an extra understanding when relating to clients during their daily work. Just 3 to 5 per cent of audiologists experience a degree of hearing loss, according to Audiology Today but supervisors and peers now agree that these insights are
Two infant-intervention centres in Sri Lanka are referenced here for families with children who are deaf and researching the spoken-language option with digital hearing-devices. CEHIC – Centre For Hearing Impaired Children Since 1992, the CEHIC in Dalugama has sent over 600 deaf children to mainstream schools in Sri Lanka after attending CEHIC from birth to
The fourth Twitter #AVTchat hosted by Sound Advice for engaged parents, is shared here. Primary topics were ideas for home AVT sessions (a therapist typically will suggest these) and learning a second spoken language, when the first is actively learned. ICYMI: #AVTchat 4: Techniques And Second Language Learning is on #Storify! https://t.co/hQ7nXp2OT3 #auditoryverbaltherapy — Caroline
Ireland’s hospital waiting lists for routine procedures often feature in national news reports. Otolaryngology (ENT) wait-times were the third-longest of the publicly visible waiting lists at January 2016. Accordingly, Sound Advice was invited to present at an Open Health Data Night at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, on January 20th, 2016 in a panel
Families (and adult cochlear implant wearers) routinely ask Sound Advice to recommend apps at different stages in their path to digital hearing – often for the first time. Speech & language development have close links to early literacy skills, therefore parents and caregivers who actively read and talk with their children are likely to raise
With a child’s oral vocabulary at age two (speaking & understanding) predicting academic and behavioural outcomes in later years, parents can ask how to teach their baby about sound and meaning. Talking to your baby [with hearing devices on] is the secret! Toddler Babble Is Language Progress By some estimates, over 90 percent of a
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