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LING Sound Toys/kit

Query: Does anyone know of a standard set of toys/kit for LING sounds to save me trawling the net. Thanks. Reply: Thanks for your query,anyone who has used a good pack please let the forum know. We have also put a new page in the Sounding Board Resource section: Sounding Board Resource Page on LING Sou...

Posted on April 1, 2019 12:26

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Listening well: the string bean vs the speech banana

Enquiry At many conferences this year people have been talking about fruit and vegetables…yes the speech banana versus the string bean.Could you shed some light on what this means for access to sound and the audiogram. It would be really good to be able to explain to parents. .- Reply: For years we have referred to the speech banana as that specific area on the audiogram which is the gold standard...

Posted on December 11, 2018 13:37

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Resources for auditory and working memory and auditory processing

Query:I have a 8 year old that could do with some support to build on his following of instructions, especially if multi layered and just generally would like some resources on auditory memory also any info on auditory processing please. Thanks. Reply: Thanks for your query and here is a list of websites and resources that you might find useful. I have included some resources from a variety of sources w...

Posted on May 22, 2015 13:33

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Where can I find the BKB sentence test on CD?

Enquiry: I am trying to get hold of a copy of the BKB sentence test. I have heard it is now available on a CD? Please could you help?? Reply:Yes you are right the BKB (Bamford-Kowal-Bench) sentence lists are available as a CD. This has been done by a company called Soundbyte solutions. Here is the link: Look at the th...

Posted on October 14, 2014 11:40

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Listening is tiring!

Enquiry: I read a really interesting article on the Limping Chicken blog about concerntration fatique in deaf children. Would you be able to share the link for it? Reply:Thanks for getting in touch and letting us know about this article. It is by Ian Noons, who works for the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) and highlights the issue of how tiring it can be to listen and concerntrate.He gi...

Posted on July 10, 2013 16:09

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Can you hear different singers with a cochlear implant

Enquiry: What is the quality of music through a cochlear implant? Should a child be able to learn to identify different singers? Reply: In general cochlear implant wearers vary in terms of their ability to both accurately perceive various aspects of music as well as decide whether they like it or not, referred to as music appraisal. The informa...

Posted on October 5, 2012 12:24

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Which musical instruments to choose with deaf children?

Enquiry: I am a ToD working with primary h.i.c. I have started a music club for 5 deaf chn , 5 hearing and we have started by using percussion instruments -doing lots of rhythm work and moving to the music. I would like to move onto tuned instruments with the chn (I have worked as a music specialist previously and running an orchestra was my proudest moment!). Which instruments are most accessible for deaf chn - especially those with cochlear implants?

Posted on March 26, 2012 15:10

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Listening tests for 11 year old

Enquiry: I'm teaching an 11 year old who came to live in this country in the past few years. She had no hearing at all prior to the age of nine and last year was fitted with a CI. Please can you recommend a listening test I could use to gauge how much progress she is making with listening. My problem is that her vocabulary is still pretty limited and I want to make sure that I'm measuring her listening rather than her language. Thanks

Posted on February 20, 2012 12:49

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