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Website for information on hearing loss and cohlear implants

Query: Where do you go and who supports you with the questions you have about cochlear implants? Where do families considering cochlear implants go for when looking for information? Reply: Have a look at this new section on Advanced Bionics website. It has videos of different ages and stages and their experiences of having an implant. There is clear information and helpful advice. Regardless of which type of dev...

Posted on July 4, 2017 11:39

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Where can I find out about dogs to help deaf people?

Query: My daughter has a cochlear implant and has found having a dog for the deaf with her at university a great help. I was recently asked about it and thought it would be nice to have a link on this forum. Reply: Thanks for contacting Sounding Board. We are pleased to put the link up to:

Posted on May 18, 2017 14:50

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'What are your feeling?' Resource for those working with deaf children

Query: The NDCS together with the Ear Foundation have collaborated to update the “What are you feeling? “ resource for professionals working with children who have a hearing loss. Have you seen the re-edited version? Reply:The idea behind the resource is to support the development and extension of how children with a hearing loss: Are able to identify a wide range of feelings Are able to talk about the ...

Posted on May 1, 2017 20:29

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Apps for Deaf People

Query: Can you point me in the direction of any new or upcoming apps that might be useful to share with the teens I work with? Reply: It is always great to keep on top of what is out there are resources for people who have hearing loss. Technology is changing at a rate of knots and new apps are coming out everyday – trying to keep up with them is difficult. It is also difficult to find the good amongst the many ...

Posted on January 4, 2017 12:06

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Need resources to build resilience in young children?

Query: Have alook at this excellent brochure on encouraging resilience in young children. While it has not been done for deaf children in particular it is a resource that is very applicable for teachers of the deaf, SLT's and parents of deaf children. Reply:It can be downloaded from this website: Bui...

Posted on October 19, 2016 14:23

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Deaf awareness and curriculum activies with Freddie and the Fairy book

Query: We are a fan on this forum of all of Julia Donaldson's books but for deaf awareness "Freddie and the Fairy" is our favourite. Reply: This posting from the great website Teaching Ideas, gives a whole set of good ideas for how to share this book in various subjects. We particularly like the PSHE ideas for sharing feelings and thinking about what it's like not to hear properly.

Posted on August 16, 2016 22:40

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Feelings Bingo resource

Query: Have alook at this great resource for working on feelings, it's from speech therapy resources and has a lovely "Feelings bingo". Reply:It can be downloaded from this website: Feelings Bingo We have also put it on Sounding Baord and you could download it as ...

Posted on August 9, 2016 12:08

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Looking for hearing loss simulations

Query: I am writing to ask for your guidance. I am a Teacher of the Deaf in South Wales and our service offer Deaf Awareness Training. One of the resources we found invaluable when offering training, was a disc on filtered speech. However, this disc is no longer working and i wondered if there were any resources you provide that would offer filtered speech? What i am thinking of, is where the listener hears words at 40dB, 60dB and so on.

Posted on July 1, 2016 10:55

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