Children believed unlikely to benefit from routine cochlear implants now have the option of auditory brainstem implants (ABIs), some years behind cochlear implants in testing terms. Several reports on ABIs featured in the online press recently: Read: Research Breaks Sound Barrier For Kids Lacking A Hearing Nerve ABIs were available outside the US since 2005 but in the US got given only to children
Finalist status in Ireland’s 2014 Social Media Awards – Online PR category, was gained by Sound Advice (as IDK) after these posts – compiled by Caroline Carswell. Students at Ireland’s only audiology undergraduate course at Athlone Institute of Technology are reviewing their options after learning the course is to be scrapped at the end of
What is the “deaf debate” with cochlear implants? Why can they be seen as controversial? This is one of the best pieces we’ve read on the topic, to date. Read: The Deaf Culture versus Oral-Only Debate Many people are curious about this debate, as a result of the Happy New Ear campaign which is seeking
Hearing-aids can be challenging for the families of children whose deafness is newly-confirmed. Parents in Ireland have stories of no-one showing them how to put hearing aids in, when the aids are first received. At this time, the last thing a family needs is a device that beeps or buzzes because it’s put on or
Many school teachers would like how to teach their hearing pupils about deafness but are unsure how to proceed. Children with a classmate who’s deaf can be equally curious about what exactly is involved. Depending on the age of the children in a school class, the concept of deafness can be taught in a few ways.
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