Archive for July, 2012
From France – how the mother of a boy who’s deaf, travels abroad to have his bilateral cochlear implants mapped, and to progress his speech teaching.
What’s most disturbing is that the spoken-language approach did not seem to be mentioned on the French websites for cochlear hearing devices.
Read more: The Sky Is The Limit (For Informed [...]
A fascinating infographic from Japan, shows the proportion of students with hearing issues in third-level education, and the supports they receive.
Before 1990, most students at tertiary level in Japan had to make their way through college, by borrowing and transcribing notes from hearing peers.
Read: Support for deaf/hard of hearing students in Japan
Thankfully, note-taking services became [...]
From September 2012, the Disability Service at Trinity College Dublin will provide its ‘Pathways to College’ workshop series to Leaving Certificate students who will be applying for a place in Trinity via the CAO.
These interactive workshops give students opportunities to:
Explore the nature of their own learning style/s
Develop effective study skills for the Leaving Certificate
Actively participate [...]
Hearing-aids are being customised and tweaked by software engineers and people who manage their own PCs and smartphones, the BBC has reported.
Read: Hearing-Aid Hackers Fine-Tuning Their Own Devices
Frustration results when aid-wearers can’t tune their own devices, plus the fact that hearing-aid brands, parts and accessories tend to be incompatible.
Interestingly, when Apple announced its iOS6 platform, [...]
A family’s experience when their son’s deafness was misdiagnosed despite repeated hearing tests, recently featured in The Irish Examiner newspaper.
Read >> “If it happened to our son, it could happen to others”
The family went public with fears that misdiagnoses might happen to others.
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* Publication of HSE South Audiology [...]
Less than six per cent of people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing work in healthcare in the US, compared to almost ten per cent of people who hear. These statistics were issued by four research-partners, seeking to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing people working in healthcare.
>> Taskforce Reviews Healthcare Career [...]
New research from the US has uncovered parallels in language-processing by two groups of children with hearing issues, and children with dyslexia.
The study at Ohio State University looks at the links between hearing and language skills (children with cochlear implants, and children with dyslexia).
Read >> Studies On Deaf Children May Decode Dyslexia
Importantly, this study showed both groups [...]