In all sorts of different environments including the classroom there are a number of reasons why the listening conditions are far from optimal. This makes hearing for a cochlear implant user a challenge. We spoke to teenagers, adults and parents of young children about what they find are challenging listening situations. Teenager responses are summarised below:
Adult responses are in the video below:
Parents responses are in the video below:
- What are optimal conditions for listening with a cochlear implant?
- What are the challenges of listening with an implant?
- What are the main factors which can affect the sound quality in a room or classroom?
- What can we do to help attending and listening?