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Listed under:  Health  >  Disability  >  Hearing impairment
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'Nucleus' wearable speech processor, 1984

This is a 'Nucleus' speech processor, manufactured from metal, plastic and electronic components by Cochlear Limited, Sydney. The unit is rectangular with silver metal and blue plastic. There is a control knob and switch at the top end of the unit. A cable for the headset is attached to a second knob at top end. 'Nucleus' ...

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Cochlear 'SPrint' speech processor, c1997

This is a rectangular beige 'SPrint' speech processor with LCD screen, manufactured from plastic and electronic components by Cochlear Limited, New South Wales. The processor is labelled with product information on the back. It is accompanied by a tan-coloured earpiece.

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Demonstration kit for 'Nucleus freedom' implant system, 2005

This is a demonstration kit for a 'Nucleus freedom' implant system inside a bronze-coloured suitcase with a silver-coloured handle and locks. It was manufactured from metal, plastic and electrical components by Cochlear Limited, Sydney. The components of the system include a 'Nucleus freedom' implant, speech processor and ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: diagnosis

This clip shows young people explaining the nature of their personal hearing impairment. They discuss the extent of their hearing loss and some mention the type of aids they use (hearing aid and/or cochlear implant) to help them hear. They refer to other members of their families who also have a hearing loss. This clip ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: hearing aids and cochlear implants

This clip shows young people describing the challenges of using a hearing aid or cochlear implant. They discuss the difference the electronic devices make to their hearing levels, and the effort of consistently using the devices and keeping them safe. Feelings of self-consciousness and perceptions of feeling different to ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: school life

This clip shows students discussing experiences that have affected their ability to hear in the classroom and the strategies used to assist communication at school. They explain that peers at school are not always aware of their hearing impairment and express frustration that peers sometimes use the hearing technologies ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: challenges

This clip shows young people with hearing impairments discussing some of the challenges they face. The difficulty of caring for hearing equipment and the limits to its effectiveness in noisy situations is mentioned. Several students reveal the effects of teasing and bullying at school and their subsequent hurt and withdrawal. ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: social life

This clip shows young people talking about some of the social aspects of living with hearing impairment. Topics covered include peer networks and the support and recreational services accessed. They also share communication strategies that are critical to their participation in recreational pursuits. This clip provides ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: support

This clip shows young people with hearing impairment talking about the people in their lives who provide support, such as parents, relatives, teachers and teaching assistants. They explain the ways in which this support is offered, and the way it makes them feel. They offer advice on creating a supportive environment for ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: words of wisdom

This clip shows young people summarising their philosophy on living with hearing impairments and giving some advice. One person mentions things that people, particularly teachers, can do to minimise the impact of the hearing impairment. They speak positively, demonstrating their resilience and delivering a strong message ...

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Engaging parents and carers

The teacher recognises the importance of building parent trust.  She is proactive in communicating with parents/carers about their children's learning and well-being by providing a range of communication opportunities.

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'Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind, Sydney', 1890-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in City Road, Darlington, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and was taken between 1890 and 1917. The classical Italianate ...