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FDA approves first telehealth option to program cochlear implants remotely
FDA approved a remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System through a telemedicine platform. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Vest That Allows the Deaf to'Hear'A Vest That Allows the Deaf to'Hear '
Neuroscientist David Eagleman talks about time perception, synesthesia, and the vastness of human creativity.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

South Africa:Are South African Health Workers Being Silenced Into Malpractice?
[Daily Maverick] "There is really no such thing as the 'voiceless'. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard." The words of Arundhati Roy, a writer turned human rights activist, rang particularly true through the course of the Life Esidimeni saga. The 118 deceased residents who have now risen to 141 were the preferably unheard - their cries for help through pressure sores and other unaccounted wounds, signs of starvation and dehydration, all fell on deaf ears. However, it is only in retrospect we (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochlear Implants: A Different Kind of'Hearing '
What are cochlear implants? Who uses them? How do they work? (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTSA researchers receive $147,000 grant to train school psychologists in deaf education
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Educational psychology researchers from UTSA received a grant for a new program that integrates educational psychology and deaf education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use
With a clinical trial underway to restore vision optogenetically, researchers also see promise in using the technique to treat deafness, pain, and other conditions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion,News Analysis,The Scientist Source Type: news

Health Tip: Hearing Loss May Affect Brain Health
Title: Health Tip: Hearing Loss May Affect Brain HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - November 15, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer ’s Lippincott Journals Recognized for Excellence in Editorial and Digital Media
Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that its Lippincott medical and nursing journal portfolio won five awards and earned Honorable Mention nominations in eight categories at the 2017 FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. The awards represent one of the industry’s largest and most prestigious competitions for magazine and digital editorial and design excellence. The Eddie & Ozzie awards are the most recent recognition of each Lippincott team’s dedication to publishing the comprehensive, clinically relevant information clinical professionals need to use in their practice. In all, there were 800 finalists from wh...
Source: News from STM - November 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

The contribution of cochlear implants to postural stability - Shayman CS, Mancini M, Weaver TS, King LA, Hullar TE.
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether spatial auditory cues provided by cochlear implants can improve postural balance in adults with severe deafness. METHODS: In the presence of spatial white noise, 13 adult cochlear implantees wore head and lumbar-mou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Hearing aid maker William Demant trusts in hearing quality, not smart features
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - William Demant, the world's second largest hearing aid maker, said it would continue to focus on products that provide hearing quality rather than smart features, after it sold fewer devices than expected in the third quarter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Inner ear stem cells may someday restore hearing
(Rutgers University) Want to restore hearing by injecting stem cells into the inner ear? Well, that can be a double-edged sword. Inner ear stem cells can be converted to auditory neurons that could reverse deafness, but the process can also make those cells divide too quickly, posing a cancer risk, according to a study led by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Uganda:Sign Language App Will Ease Communication
[Monitor] The Uganda National association of the Deaf last week launched a mobile application to ease communication for people with hearing impairment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disability Act) National Network Learning Session: Emergency Communications Approaches During and After an Emergency
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 03/09/2017 This one-hour, 30-minute webinar discusses how to identify potential gaps in accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing community members during emergency/disaster response. It details how to understand the importance of multiple agency partnerships in addressing identified gaps, and the participation and training requirements necessary for professionals providing accessibility during emergency/disaster response. It discusses strengthening awareness on the importance of having a separate event for disaster survivors who are deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hea...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How We Used VR to Explore What Music Feels Like to a Deaf Person
With the help of two deaf collaborators, virtual reality producers at The Times made an immersive video about the experience of hearing music after receiving a cochlear implant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAUREEN TOWEY Tags: Virtual Reality (Computers) Deafness Music Cochlear Implants Disabilities Santa Fe Opera Source Type: news

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)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hearing aid maker GN Store Nord suffers as rivals catch up
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Shares in GN Store Nord fell more than 5 percent on Thursday as slightly weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue stoked fears that rivals are catching up with its technology. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Navigating the genome to cure deafness
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study solves a critical piece of the puzzle of human deafness by identifying the first group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the auditory system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amoxicillin vs. Levaquin (Strength and Effectiveness)
Title: Amoxicillin vs. Levaquin (Strength and Effectiveness)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 30, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

It Takes a Team to Hear Again After Cochlear Implant
Treatment TermsCochlear implant surgeryHearing lossSpeech pathology and audiology Author Hallie Potocki Overview After 30 years of losing his hearing, 76-year-old Bryan Seiler of Wake Forest received a cochlear implant at Duke. It changed his life. Hero Imagehero_bryanseiler.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Feeling Isolated ContentBryan Seiler ’s hearing started to decline when he was in his forties – first in his right ear and, a few years later, in his left.Hearing aids in each ear brought some relief, and, as Seiler described it, he managed for years to  “get by.” Eventually...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Preparedness training programs for working with deaf and hard of hearing communities and older adults: lessons learned from key informants and literature assessments - Kamau PW, Ivey SL, Griese SE, Qari SH.
The objectives of this study were to (1) identify available training programs for emergency response personnel and public health professionals on addressing the needs of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and older adults, (2) identify strate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Vote now for your health hero
The hard-working heroes who keep the NHS running – often in unsung ways – are being recognised in the second annual Health Heroes awards, organised by Skills for Health and sponsored by Health Education England. After a successful debut in 2016, this year the awards include three new categories: integrated team of the year, workforce planning team of the year and apprentice of the year, alongside the established clinical and operational services support worker of the year awards. UNISON is once more sponsoring one of the awards and head of health Sara Gorton commented: “Every day behind the scenes in the ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS one team one team for patient care Our Health Heroes Our Health Heroes Awards Source Type: news

Older Neandertal survived with a little help from his friends
(Washington University in St. Louis) An older Neandertal from about 50,000 years ago, who had suffered multiple injuries and other degenerations, became deaf and must have relied on the help of others to avoid prey and survive well into his 40s, indicates a new analysis published Oct. 20 in the online journal PLoS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is Usher Syndrome?
Discussion Over 7000 diseases are considered rare disorders according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders® (NORD, rarediseases.org). NORD is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. They have information on about 1200 rare diseases on their website (https://rarediseases.org/for-patients-and-families/information-resources/rare-disease-information/). Hearing loss (HL) is not rare and is a common problem across the ages. It affects 360 million people worldwide which is about 5% of the population. There are many causes of hearing loss an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hearing aid dev Eargo raises $45m in Series C
Hearing device developer Eargo said yesterday it closed the 1st tranche in a $45 million in a Series C investment round. Funding in the round was led by Nan Fung Life Sciences and joined by New Enterprise Associates, Charles and Helen Schwab and Maveron, with funds slated to support continued development, marketing and branding efforts the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. “We believe Eargo will play a key role as an innovator in the global hearing technology space. Nan Fung Life Sciences is excited to be a part of Eargo’s mission of making hearing easy,” Nan Fung Life Sciences MD P...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Eargo Source Type: news

Clues to How You Hear in a Crowd
Title: Clues to How You Hear in a CrowdCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

How Long Does it Take to Cure Swimmer's Ear?
Title: How Long Does it Take to Cure Swimmer's Ear?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 16, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Hidden hearing aid that can give deaf people 24/7 sound
NHS England surgeons are restoring deaf patients ’ hearing with a revolutionary ‘bionic ear’ implant with no external parts – making it impossible to tell a person has it fitted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH awards almost $10 million to UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment
The National Institutes of Health, recognizing UCLA ’s leadership in understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder, has renewed its support of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment with a five-year, $9.7 million grant.The Autism Center of Excellence grant is directed by Susan Bookheimer, director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at UCLA. It supports research projects led by autism experts Mirella Dapretto, Dr. Shafali Jeste, Connie Kasari, Elizabeth Laugeson, Dr. Daniel Geschwind and Dr. Jim McCracken.“This renewed support will allow UCLA t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Can Challenge Relationships
It can trigger feelings of frustration, guilt and isolation -- for patients and those who love them Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Family Issues, Hearing Disorders and Deafness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Can Challenge Relationships
Title: Hearing Loss Can Challenge RelationshipsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 12, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Ruptured (Perforated) Eardrum (Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery)
Title: Ruptured (Perforated) Eardrum (Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 11, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Longitudinal associations between bullying and emotions in deaf and hard of hearing adolescents - Broekhof E, Bos MGN, Camodeca M, Rieffe C.
In hearing adolescents, emotions play important roles in the development of bullying and victimization. Yet, it is unclear whether this also applies to adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). The present study examines the longitudinal associati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Abortions On the Rise As Masaka Turns Deaf Ear to Family Planning
[Monitor] Masaka -Health authorities in Masaka District have expressed concern over the increasing rate of self-induced abortions due to lack of family planning methods despite efforts to create awareness about the problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:Abortions On the Rise As Masaka Turns Deaf Ear to Family Planning
[Monitor] Masaka -Health authorities in Masaka District have expressed concern over the increasing rate of self-induced abortions due to lack of family planning methods despite efforts to create awareness about the problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How Do I Relieve Pressure in My Ear?
Title: How Do I Relieve Pressure in My Ear?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 9, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Disaster relief and crisis intervention with deaf communities: lessons learned from the Japanese deaf community - Takayama K.
During natural disasters and crises, the Deaf and hard of hearing community might not have full accessibility to all of the information shared with the larger hearing community. This may be due to the lack of awareness among social work professionals about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Loud Noise and Hearing Loss
Title: Health Tip: Understanding Loud Noise and Hearing LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 6, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Partners of people who are going deaf endure frustration
Going deaf makes life hard for the sufferer but it is tough on their husband or wife too. The partners of people losing their hearing endure frustration, anger and upset, research shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling the beat: bouncing synchronization to vibrotactile music in hearing and early deaf people - Tranchant P, Shiell MM, Giordano M, Nadeau A, Peretz I, Zatorre RJ.
The ability to dance relies on the ability to synchronize movements to a perceived musical beat. Typically, beat synchronization is studied with auditory stimuli. However, in many typical social dancing situations, music can also be perceived as vibrations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

How Can You Protect Your Hearing?
Title: How Can You Protect Your Hearing?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/4/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/4/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 4, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

How Do You Clean Out Your Ears?
Title: How Do You Clean Out Your Ears?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/4/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/4/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 4, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Surviving in the Shadows: Sexual Violence Against Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men
December 12, 2017 2:00-3:30pm ET.(Vera Center on Victimization& Safety) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tiny poisonous Brazilian frogs are 'deaf' to their own call
(University of Lincoln) Tiny Brazilian frogs still 'sing' despite not being able to hear themselves -- this is the surprising discovery of new scientific research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kendall Jenner Cries While Addressing Pepsi Ad Backlash: ‘I Just Felt So Stupid’
Kendall Jenner has shared her emotional reaction to the backlash her Pepsi ad campaign drew when it debuted in April of this year. During the season 14 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the reality celebutante-turned-model cried while talking about the ad, which featured her facilitating peace during a protest by handing a police officer a can of Pepsi, an optic that many felt was a tone deaf appropriation of a now iconic photo of a Black Lives Matter protestor approaching officers. Jenner discussed the ad spot and her feelings about the backlash, but didn’t mention Pepsi by name. “I trusted everyone...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Kendall Jenner Newsfeed Pepsi Source Type: news

Balance in children following cochlear implantation - Kelly A, Liu Z, Leonard S, Toner F, Adams M, Toner J.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the vestibular function of children who had unilateral and bilateral cochlear implants compared with a control group of otherwise healthy children who had not been implanted. STUDY DESIGN: Observational case-control study. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

North Korea Says the U.S. Is Lying About Otto Warmbier ’s Death. Here’s What We Know
North Korea on Thursday accused the U.S. of lying about how Otto Warmbier was treated while the American college student was in North Korea’s custody, saying President Donald Trump is trying to fuel “hatred” of the reclusive nation by claiming Warmbier was severely tortured. North Korea’s accusation comes hours after an Ohio coroner said there were no signs of torture on Warmbier’s body, which was found to be in “excellent condition.” The coroner’s findings, released Wednesday, conflict with new details Warmbier’s parents have given, including the fact that it looked li...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Paper: Don't rely on mixed messages to change health behaviors
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Self-improvement messages to lose weight, quit smoking or eat more fruits and vegetables can fall on deaf ears if the intervention message is mixed, says new research from U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news