One common question I hear about children who are deaf but listen and speak with the help of hearing technology is, “But what will he do when the cochlear implant [or hearing aid, or Baha] is off?” What about bath time, swimming time, night time? What if a battery dies or equipment malfunctions? Are those reasons enough to learn sign language? Continue reading
The 2016 AG Bell Research Symposium was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and featured panelists:
Julie Arenberg Bierer, Ph.D., CCC-A
John S. Oghalai, M.D.
René Gifford, Ph.D.
Anu Sharma, Ph.D.
A panel of parents of children with hearing loss who listen and talk shared their experiences, tips, and wisdom. They had so many great quotes and insights, I’m just going to list them below. Their comments say far more than I ever could! Continue reading
This presentation focused on parents’ journey from initial identification of their child’s hearing loss to acceptance and advocacy.
See below for a recording of my May 2016 presentation for Cochlear and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children/Renwick Centre “Complex and Challenging Cases” [CC]