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All people with hearing loss have experienced the two most painful words in the hearing loss dictionary—never mind. But another question stings every hearing aid or cochlear implant user: “Have you got your ears (or, things) in?”
You’ve diagnosed a school-aged child with hearing loss, fit and verified hearing aids, and counseled the child and parents about benefits, challenges and expectations. But is the remote microphone being used correctly? Or is it even being used at all?!
A hearing aid is not the complete, standalone resource for every communication situation. Instead, the device is a component of your client’s personal hearing loss strategy for better communication.
A crucial part of any audiological assessment is the provision of recommendations to support student learning. While many of our recommendations have a solid theoretical foundation, research on their efficacy is sometimes scant or contradictory.
It’s OK to ask for repeats – without apology and without shame. It’s part of our hearing loss toolkit. People in our lives want to communicate with us, and communication is a two-way street.
Using Speech-to-Text Automatic Speech Recognition Software to Improve Accessibility in Audiology Practice
In-person communication barriers can exist during all points of contact during a hearing test appointment. This article gives some examples of at-risk populations that may require additional communication strategies and how to help.
In 2004, Gina Oliva, published the book Alone in the Mainstream: A Deaf Woman Remembers Public School and posits that mainstreaming is not always positive and that there are significant downsides concerning social relationships and identity – is this still true today?
Classrooms are dynamic listening environments and we need to continually evaluate whether we have appropriately matched the needs of the student with the recommended technology (and pivot when necessary).
Hearing health advocate Shari Eberts encourages audiologist to ensure some recently discovered communications tools and workarounds will transition to post-pandemic normality.
As we crawl our way through this global pandemic, Gael understands the need for masks. But that doesn’t mean she has to like them.