Keeping a Practice Compliant for Deaf Patients

What do you have to know about ensuring your practice is following the rules of the Practice Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act?
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ConclusionsThe prevalence of deafness or serious difficulty hearing was approximately 6% in the National Health Interview Survey and BRFSS, but increased considerably for older, less advantaged individuals and in more public health–challenged states.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This article offers a detailed ethnographic account of how people appropriate available space in compartments for disabled people in the Mumbai suburban trains, make it their own and monitor it, in the context of a succession of recent spatial changes. The...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news
Abstract Hearing loss can have a devastating impact on the cognitive development and psychological well-being of children and their families. Newborn hearing screening should be given special attention especially in a country like ours where the burden of this disability is heavy. Screening all newborns irrespective of risk factors helps in better detection, and hence further management can be initiated at appropriate time. To implement newborn hearing screening at Vanivilas hospital and to estimate the incidence of hearing loss among the high risk groups. To create awareness about the need for detecting childhood deafne...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Authors: Anglemyer E, Crespi C Abstract The Deaf/hard of hearing population is growing rapidly and the medical community is facing a higher demand for this special needs group. The Deaf culture is unique in that spoken word is via sign language. What one person may see as mania or psychosis is actually a norm with Deaf individuals. The fear of the unknown language often creates immediate conclusions that are false. As such, being culturally sensitive becomes a large component of properly assessing a Deaf patient in any psychiatric situation. In the first case, the patient is a 26-year-old prelingually Deaf male, wh...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Rep Psychiatry Source Type: research
This article presents the various aspects of HIV/AIDS care for deaf people in Burundi to assess social inequalities in health especially the access to preventive care. Our work is particularly focused on identifying the factors that hinder the access of deaf people to HIV/AIDS care in developing countries such as Burundi. The study is based on a literature review and a qualitative study with stakeholders and beneficiaries. The literature review was conducted on reports or other official documents that were made by various stakeholders involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A qualitative approach was made of interviews wit...
Source: ALTER - European Journal of Disability Research - Category: Disability Source Type: research
This article presents the various aspects of HIV/AIDS care for deaf people in Burundi to assess social inequalities in health especially the access to preventive care. Our work is particularly focused on identifying the factors that hinder the access of deaf people to HIV/AIDS care in developing countries such as Burundi. The study is based on a literature review and a qualitative study with stakeholders and beneficiaries. The literature review was conducted on reports or other official documents that were made by various stakeholders involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A qualitative approach was made of interviews wit...
Source: ALTER - European Journal of Disability Research - Category: Disability Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this patient with dystonia-deafness syndrome caused byACTB p.Arg183Trp heterozygosity, unprecedented brain imaging findings strongly indicate striatal neuronal/dopaminergic dysfunction as the underlying cause of the dystonia. Pallidal stimulation provided a substantial improvement of the severe generalized dystonia, which is largely sustained at 4-year follow-up, and we advise this treatment to be considered in such patients. We hypothesize that the pleiotropic manifestations of the dystonia-deafness syndrome caused by this mutation derive from diverse developmental functions of beta-actin in neural crest mig...
Source: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Carillo C, Kiening M, Bergheimer S, Kalamarides M Abstract Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) confronts patients and their relatives with the dual issue of a progressive disease and disability. Deafness creates a brutal rupture in the patients' course of life, and other disabilities often follow in addition, that further deteriorates their quality of life. Hearing rehabilitation, via a cochlear implant and auditory brainstem implant, attempts to reduce the feeling of isolation and suffering due to communication impairment. A NF2-specific quality of life questionnaire not only helps to evaluate the impact of th...
Source: Neurochirurgie - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Neurochirurgie Source Type: research
AbstractUnraveling the causes and pathomechanisms of progressive disorders is essential for the development of therapeutic strategies. Here, we identified heterozygous pathogenic missense variants ofLMX1A in two families of Dutch origin with progressive nonsyndromic hearing impairment (HI), using whole exome sequencing. One variant, c.721G  >  C (p.Val241Leu), occurred de novo and is predicted to affect the homeodomain of LMX1A, which is essential for DNA binding. The second variant, c.290G >  C (p.Cys97Ser), predicted to affect a zinc-binding residue of the second LIM domain that is invol...
Source: Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
PMID: 29731470 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Annals of the Deaf - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am Ann Deaf Source Type: research
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