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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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How far can they hear?

Enquiry: What is the radius of useful hearing for a cochlear implant? Reply: The microphones on a cochlear implant processor were intended to pick up sound at a normal conversational distance which is generally up to three metres. It is possible to change the sensitivity on the processor and this will increase or decrease the distance to which the processor is able pick up sound. For children this is ...

Posted on November 2, 2011 17:00

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Importance of daily listening test?

Enquiry: Is it necessary to check older children’s speech perception on a regular basis using something like the Ling Sounds or is it better to just leave it to them to report any changes in their listening? Reply: Cochlear implantation means that these children are technology dependent; therefore we do have a responsibility to ensure it is working; in younger children this will be through daily listen...

Posted on July 21, 2011 16:17

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