Winters says relationships key to child development during Early Childhood Symposium

What, more than anything, will predict a young child’s future developmental success?

The answer, said Dr. Dana Winters, is having “one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver or other adult.”

Link: http://www.bradfordera.com/news/winters-says-relationships-key-to-child-development-during-early-childhood/article_a6edd3d4-03b8-11e7-8482-57dc46ffe1d8.html

Binaural Interference Linked to Abnormal Fusion of Sound Between the Ears

Many people with binaural hearing loss will benefit from wearing hearing devices, such as hearing aids or cochlear implants, in both ears. However, not everyone benefits from aiding both ears; some will experience binaural interference, in which sounds and speech are less clear when using a hearing device in both ears than in one ear only.

Link: http://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/Fulltext/2017/02000/Binaural_Interference_Linked_to_Abnormal_Fusion_of.8.aspx

How a Deaf High School Mascot Moves the Crowd to His Beat

On the court, the Portland High School Bulldogs are reigning Maine state basketball champions. But, during most games this season, the crowd often finds it inspiration from what’s happening on the sidelines.

Freshman Kamron King is the team’s mascot and “sixth man.” Dressed in an over-sized gray Bulldog outfit, King often runs the sidelines getting the crowd into a frenzy. He’s also deaf and can’t hear any of it.

Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-deaf-high-school-mascot-moves-crowd-his-beat-n721496