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Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Digital Era


Percival J. Denham, Instituto Oral Modelo, Tte. Gral. Perón 2239, C1040AAI - Buenos Aires, Argentina; e-mail:


The education of the deaf and hard of hearing has been the aim and inspiration of many technological discoveries and developments. Since the early work of Alexander Graham Bell, a visionary in special education for the deaf, many relevant innovations have considerably improved the quality of life and the professional opportunities for deaf people of all ages, especially recent advances in cochlear implants. In this article, based on our experience at the Instituto Oral Modelo (IOM) in Buenos Aires, we explain how the digital technology of today has radically changed the education of the deaf and the expectations we may have in the digital era for the next generation of children with auditory deficiencies.