Liberal publication "deaf shames" disabled ballet dancer by photoshopping away her cochlear implant for its glamour ad

(Natural News) Virgin Active, which is a chain of health clubs located in South Africa, Italy, Spain, Australia and a few other countries, has recently come under fire for allegedly editing out the cochlear implant of one of their models, 27-year-old Simone Botha Welgemoed. Naturally, when Welgemoed noticed that her implants were not in the...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: There is a shortage of assistive communication devices in Audiology and ENT clinic reception areas in England. The range of technology currently in place is insufficient. We have identified a significant lack of "deaf awareness" among frontline staff. Implications for rehabilitation Providers of health care services must recognize their legal obligation to ensure that their services are made more accessible to patients with hearing loss. The use of multimodal assistive technology ensures that more patients can benefit. Staff awareness and training is essential in improving the quality of service prov...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
Before becoming a speech-language pathologist, I attempted to be a full-time screenwriter. (Hey, I’m from Los Angeles, it’s a birthright). After some early success, near misses, and heartbreak, I decided to find a more stable career—and a source of income—I felt equally passionate about. I discovered speech-language pathology and the rest is history. I’ve worked as an SLP for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 10 years, and love my job. However, the writing bug still gnawed at me. By day, I’m a mild-mannered SLP, and by night, I feed my coffee habit and my literary dreams. My wo...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Audiology Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology American Sign Language hearing loss Source Type: blogs
Authors: Lillywhite A, Wolbring G Abstract Disabled people are often the anticipated users of scientific and technological products and processes advanced and enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Disabled people are also impacted by societal impacts of AI/ML. Many ethical issues are identified within AI/ML as fields and within individual applications of AI/ML. At the same time, problems have been identified in how ethics discourses engage with disabled people. The aim of our scoping review was to better understand to what extent and how the AI/ML focused academic literature engaged wit...
Source: Assistive Technology - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Assist Technol Source Type: research
Discussion We have found that, in the human genome, the promoter regions of ID-associated genes are uniquely enriched in MER41 LTRs. More specifically, nine ID-associated genes that are putatively important in cognitive evolution exhibit MER41 LTRs in their promoter regions. As more than 100 families of HERV are integrated into our genome, it was important to determine whether our findings are specific to MER41 and to ID-associated genes, and if so to what extent. Among the 133 families of HERV explored here, MER41 is the only family whose LTRs were found with statistically high frequency in the promoter regions of ID-ass...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Alexandra Mills†, Elizabeth Bearce†, Rachael Cella, Seung Woo Kim, Megan Selig, Sangmook Lee and Laura Anne Lowery* Biology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome (WHS) is a human developmental disorder arising from a hemizygous perturbation, typically a microdeletion, on the short arm of chromosome four. In addition to pronounced intellectual disability, seizures, and delayed growth, WHS presents with a characteristic facial dysmorphism and varying prevalence of microcephaly, micrognathia, cartilage malformation in the ear and nose, and facial asymmetr...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
ier R Abstract BACKGROUND: In Usher syndrome, deafness is congenital and blindness is acquired. Therefore, the progressive loss of one of the two senses forces individuals with this syndrome to reorganize their everyday tasks and relationships, creating new strategies to communicate, access information, and move within a given space. This reorganization can interfere with the subjects' capacity to build a good quality of life. METHODS: We conducted a scoping review of both peer-reviewed and gray literature, to identify existing evidence of the role of psychosocial determinants on the quality of life of people...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusion and Perspectives Since their cloning 20 years ago, the physiological importance of TREK-1 channels has continued to grow (Figure 3). Today, TREK-1 channels have been shown to be important and their presence is essential in a number of physiopathological processes. Their involvement in these different processes demonstrate the necessity to design pharmacological modulators, activators or inhibitors, of these channels to correct any TREK-1-related dysfunctions. Despites a number of studies and many molecule screenings, only few putative new drugs were identified. The activators belonging to the ML and BL series ...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Medical complexity is common following very preterm birth and has a significant impact on health care use as well as family employment and is more often associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Efforts should be deployed to facilitate care coordination upon hospital discharge and to support families of preterm children with medical complexity.Neonatology 2019;115:363 –370
Source: Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
Authors: He ZH, Li M, Zou SY, Liao FL, Ding YY, Su HG, Wei XF, Wei CJ, Mu YR, Kong WJ Abstract Presbycusis is a sensorineural hearing loss caused by hearing system aging and degeneration. The clinical manifestations are progressive bilateral symmetrical hearing loss, and the hearing curve is mostly slope-shaped with high-frequency reduction, sometimes flat. The results of the second national sample survey of disabled persons (2006) showed that the total number of hearing and speech disability in China was 27.8 million, accounting for 34% of the total number of disabled people in China. Among them are people over 60...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
sp;Canadian Neonatal Follow-Up Network Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of medical complexity among very preterm infants on health care resource use, family, and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 months' corrected age. METHODS: This observational cohort study of Canadian infants born
Source: Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Neonatology Source Type: research
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