How do we communicate with someone without using our vision or hearing? There are many ways for communication partners to support and help develop tactile language in dialogue with a person with congenital deafblindness. Our webinar series based on the book If you can see it, you can support it continues with this part, focusing on functional hearing
The lecturer Rolf Mjønes will address a new understanding of functional hearing that takes the focus away from the ear and onto the brain. He will explain the term ”audio-visual speech perception” and put it in the context of how the brain treats stimuli from our eyes and ears during communication.
This approach does not apply solely to oral communication, but to all situations in which we have access to meaningful sound, light and tactile stimuli. Rolf Mjønes will explain how this understanding of speech perception will have consequences for how we think about hearing rehabilitation.
Lecturer: Rolf Mjønes, audiobiologist, Eikholt, Norway
The lecture is based on chapter 6 in the book If you can see it, you can support it – A book on tactile language. Prepare by reading the chapter.
Audiobiologist, Eikholt, Norway