Systematic Evaluation of Self-Reported Hearing Ability in Six Dimensions Before and After a Hearing Aid Trial.

Conclusions The questionnaire can be applied as a structured approach to inventory hearing problems in 6 dimensions prior to hearing aid fitting and to systematically evaluate the effects of hearing aid fitting after a trial period. The data presented here can serve as normative data for comparison of individual subjects in clinical practice. PMID: 31693431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: J Speech Lang Hear Res Source Type: research

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[New Era] Five young Namibians have established an organization dubbed: HIV/AIDS, Disability, and Vulnerable Orphans Welfare Organisation.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Conclusion: Improving accessibility for independent transfers in the community may support greater participation and lead to a better quality of life. Study findings provide insight into changes that would make the built environment more accessible and safer for wheelchair users who independently transfer.Implications for rehabilitationTransferring independently is one of the most physically demanding tasks for wheelchair users, and physical and environmental factors may affect transferability in the community.Identifying environmental facilitators and barriers to transfers may improve accessibility for wheelchair users, a...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
Authors: van Vliet MM, Hendrickson C, Nichols BE, Boucher CA, Peters RP, van de Vijver DA Abstract INTRODUCTION: Although pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP.) is an efficacious HIV prevention strategy, its preventive benefit has not been shown among young women in sub-Saharan Africa, likely due to non-adherence. Adherence may be improved with the use of injectable long-acting PrEP methods currently being developed. We hypothesize that providing long-acting PrEP to women using injectable contraceptives, the most frequently used contraceptive method in South Africa, could improve adherence to PrEP, result in a reduction ...
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
 Sponsored ““My mother is quite vain about looking young, but arthritis has made her knees and hips painful. She’s supposed to use a walker, but she refuses because she says it makes her look old. How do I convince her that this is for her safety?” I can’t count the number of times readers have written to me with this or a similar question. I usually tell them to stop nagging but to make it clear that a fall could mean the end of the older adult’s mobility, and a wheelchair would be much less convenient than a walker. Now, I may have to rethink that advice. It’s still sound, i...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, 9 December 2019 -- The 2019 edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa, (ICASA 2019), ended in Kigali, Rwanda with a commitment by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to strengthen its leadership role in the Global HIV Prevention Coalition as a co-convener.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
(University of Maryland) New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further study, cross-modal learning -- the manipulation of one sense to induce change in another sense -- could be used to help people with disabilities. For example, temporary sight deprivation might be used to help deaf and hearing-impaired people adapt to cochlear implants and hearing aids.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Jeffrey Jordan/ President of the Population Reference Bureau with ICPD25 participants. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) One in five women globally lives with a disability even as they have same needs and interests as women without disabilities, their access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights remains severely limited. Delegates representing people living with disabilities at the ICPD25 Conference painted a grim picture of barriers and challenges they face. “We are perceived to be asexual and therefore offering us reproductive health information is consider...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news
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