Sound Advice (formerly IDK) is six years old today (Aug. 28th, 2013). For a venture that began with €5k and a website name, that’s a real achievement in a recession, particularly when change-making is a priority. Six years with no core, church or state funding This self-financing is a big Sound Advice ‘win’. Another is
The award-winning book by Andrew Solomon, “Far From The Tree: Parents, Children And The Search For Identity” (November 2012), gives a very one-sided view of deafness, says US-based journalist Lisa A. Goldstein – who is deaf and verbal, with cochlear implants. Read Goldstein’s Critical Review: Far From The Truth Goldstein reminds us of the “anonymous
When taking state examinations, deaf students often wonder if they are “on the right track” in giving examiners what is needed to gain exam points. Here’s a website by a teacher of Leaving Cert English, with advice. Reading these points with a parent or teacher may be beneficial to deaf students. Leaving Certificate English – Help
A total of 1,786 children in Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) South region have waited two to three years for a first hearing-assessment, with five children waiting two months for the first fitting of a hearing-aid. Sixteen minors in the region, aged from two to sixteen years old, also were not detected as having mild
On November 5th, 2010, The Irish Medical Times published a very significant piece, “Review Set To Tackle Audiology Waiting Lists“. IDK is delighted to see the NAR taking these steps in very difficult economic conditions. DeafHear (formerly the NAD) also deserves commendation for its sustained campaign toward universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS). According to the
Here’s another mum’s story about being let down by audiology services in Ireland, after her son failed a hearing test at 9 months. Other parents also shared their stories on the irishdeafkids.ie site. Charlie was 10 months old when the audiologist suggested glue ear was the underlying issue. I was told to return to the
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