Tag Archives: hearing loss

How can a Speech Language Therapist Help my Child with Hearing Loss?

The role of the speech language therapist is to facilitate communication and teach strategies for the child to acquire language including both comprehension and expression. Another task is to improve speech abilities for effective communication to take place. In fact speech therapists world-wide … Continue reading

Posted in Contributors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to School

It’s back-to-school for most students on Monday in Malta. Do you have a son or a daughter who is deaf or hard of hearing? Do you have a Deaf student in class? Advice for Parents For parents who have Deaf children, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What does a sign language interpreter do?

A sign language interpreter converts the spoken language to sign language and vice versa. The interpreter has to listen, understand and memorise the content of the original language and accurately convey the message in sign language. The same goes when … Continue reading

Posted in Contributors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

How does hearing loss affect communication?

What is the relationship between hearing, speech and language? Hearing is important for speech and language development, communication, and learning. Children listen to others speak for approximately a whole year (even a little more) before they can actually start to speak. … Continue reading

Posted in Contributors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What to expect at an audiology appointment

Before getting to the stage of an audiology appointment, most patients will have already seen a GP or an ENT doctor. However, you (or your child / relative) may have suspected the presence of hearing loss for months or even … Continue reading

Posted in Contributors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Feeling the Sound

So for the past couple of months, we have been using a new dishwasher in our new home. Husband says that this dishwasher makes some sounds throughout the cycles. Like rattling or clicking or the swishing of water being sprayed around inside the tub or the … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Behind Closed Doors

The other day, I had an appointment at hospital with the medical board. They were doing some interviews of people with disability, so there were many other people who had this appointment. I spoke to the receptionist to confirm my arrival, … Continue reading

Posted in Equality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment