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What Does Intelligible Speech Look Like?

Malcolm Gladwell reports that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to learn something new. Hart and Risley report that typical children hear about 46 million words by age 4. Dehaene reports that a child needs 20,000 hours of listening as a basis for reading. Pittman reports that children with hearing loss require three times the…

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Best of 2017: The Debate That Never Ends

Editor’s Note: This post garnered most readership in 2017. It first appeared on June 27, 2017 at Hearing and Kids.   An article published last week in Pediatrics reports on research which will add critical information to the debate about using sign language and/or spoken language when educating children who are deaf and hard of hearing.…

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