The Mike Bush Fantasy Baseball Camp for children who are deaf and hard of hearing is making a difference. It’s a place where children who are D/HH can be among 50 other kids just like them.
See how Deaf/HH Adults and technology are helping children and families engage in a way of learning that may be new to them.
Teach extended family, friends, teachers and others how best to communicate with your deaf or hard-of-hearing child.
Read at the link below how one mom believes that the new Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out was a great conversation starter for her family.
Learn more at the link below about a study done recently that looks at cochlear implants and music perception.
When Betsy Sotillo-Gaura was a child, communicating with her cousin Denise Gonzalez was a challenge.
Sotillo-Gaura spoke fluent Spanish with her Cuban immigrant parents and brother at home and fluent English with her classmates and teachers at school. However, she didn’t have a way to communicate with her cousin. Three years older, Sotillo-Gaura was determined to solve the problem.
Sotillo-Gaura’s aunt contracted German measles (also known as rubella) when she was pregnant with Gonzalez, during the epidemic in the U.S. during the 1960s. Her cousin was diagnosed as deaf at birth due to rubella.
Read more at the link below.
Parents of deaf children face a critical responsibility to learn and use sign language, according to a majority of hearing experts quoted in the journal Pediatrics, although the question of whether or not to sign has grown increasingly controversial.
Ten thousand infants are born yearly in the U.S. with sensorineural deafness, and data suggest that half receive cochlear implants, small devices that help provide a sense of sound to profoundly deaf individuals.
While some specialists advise that all deaf children, with or without cochlear implants, learn sign language, others fear that learning sign language will interfere with the demanding rehabilitation needed to maximize the cochlear device. Still others worry that asking parents to learn a new language quickly is too burdensome.
University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have answered the longstanding question of how the brain balances hearing between our ears, which is essential for localizing sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage. The landmark animal study, published in Nature Communications, provides new insight into hearing loss and could possibly improve cochlear implants and hearing aids. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at the link below.