Audiologists should not fail with falls: a call to commit to prevention of falls in older adults - Rogers C.
Globally, falls are a serious economic and public health concern. While all age groups are impacted by falls, the threats to morbidity and mortality are most severe in older adults. Recent literature has linked hearing loss, and related issues such as an i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effect of hearing aids on body balance function in non-reverberant condition: a posturographic study - Ninomiya C, Hiraumi H, Yonemoto K, Sato H.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of hearing aids on body balance function in a strictly controlled auditory environment. METHODS: We recorded the findings of 10 experienced hearing aid users and 10 normal-hearing part... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa's Mental Health Epidemic - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
[Daily Maverick] This is a scream for help that, tragically, will fall on deaf ears. People will harm themselves, harm others and some will die because the government will ignore what I am about to write. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Response to powell et al., "Do hearing aids prevent falls? Commentary on study from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey" - Riska KM, Peskoe SB, Gordee A, Kuchibhatla M, Smith SL.
PURPOSE This letter serves to respond to Powell et al.'s (2021) letter to the editor regarding our recent publication, "Preliminary Evidence on the Impact of Hearing Aid Use on Falls Risk in Individuals With Self-Reported Hearing Loss." In our letter, we r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Intricon's over-the-counter hearing aids get a boost from Biden order
Intricon Corp. has been waiting years for regulations around hearing aids to change. In 2017, the federal Hearing Aid Act was passed to allow companies to sell hearing aids over the counter. However, little progress was made on the legislation until President Joe Biden signed an executive order in July directing the Department of Health and Human Services to issue proposed rules f or OTC hearing aids by mid-November. The act, and its eventual implementation, represents a huge opportunity for Arden… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Could an App Help Kids With Severe Ear Condition Avoid Surgery?
Title: Could an App Help Kids With Severe Ear Condition Avoid Surgery?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 8, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

A Deaf Man Who Couldn't Hear Police Commands Was Tased And Spent 4 Months In Jail
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lauren Ridloff, MCU's First Deaf Hero in'Eternals,' on Her Superpower
In her first major role in a feature film, she wasn ’t fazed by things that might unnerve others, but she had to show filmmakers how to work with deafness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Bahr Tags: Movies Deafness Actors and Actresses Content Type: Personal Profile Ridloff, Lauren Jolie, Angelina Eternals (Movie) Zhao, Chloe Marvel Entertainment Source Type: news

Lauren Ridloff, MCU's First Deaf Hero in'Eternals,' on Her Superpower
In her first major role in a feature film, she wasn ’t fazed by things that might unnerve others, but she had to show filmmakers how to work with deafness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Bahr Tags: Movies Deafness Actors and Actresses Ridloff, Lauren Jolie, Angelina Eternals (Movie) Content Type: Personal Profile Source Type: news

Vestibular dysfunction in cochlear implant candidates: prevalence and outcomes - Nayak N, Kellermeyer B, Dornton L, Heyd C, Kim CS, Wazen JJ.
The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of preoperative vestibular weakness in CI candidates and identify any risk fac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Are Cheaper, Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids on the Way?
Title: Are Cheaper, Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids on the Way?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 10, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Could Cheaper, Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Finally Be Here?
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Until now, folks suffering from hearing loss typically have had to fork out thousands of dollars for a device that could be adjusted only by a professional audiologist. No wonder that only one-quarter of the nearly 29... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WHO chief urges halt to booster shots for rest of the year
The head of the World Health Organization is calling on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year, expanding a call that has largely fallen on deaf ears (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What Are Different Types of Hearing Aids?
Title: What Are Different Types of Hearing Aids?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 9/2/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 2, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Fiddling in Nairobi While Africa Goes Hungry
Members of Africa's Rural Women's Assembly are among the farmer and civil society organizations demanding a shift away from Green Revolution programs in the face of rising hunger. Credit: Rural Women's AssemblyBy Timothy A. WiseBOSTON, Aug 31 2021 (IPS) As the United Nations gears up for its Food Systems Summit September 23, the urgent need for structural changes in how we grow, harvest, distribute, and consume food has never been more apparent. According to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) annual hunger report, released July 12, the world experienced a nearly unprecedented one-year rise in severe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Timothy A. Wise Tags: Africa Civil Society Climate Change COVID-19 Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Barbara Kannapell, Activist Who Empowered Deaf People, Dies at 83
She gave them a sense of identity and culture and helped legitimize American Sign Language, which she considered her native language. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katharine Q. Seelye Tags: Kannapell, Barbara (1937-2021) Deaths (Obituaries) Deafness Sign Language Language and Languages Colleges and Universities Gallaudet University Source Type: news

What Is the Average Cost of a Pair of Hearing Aids?
Title: What Is the Average Cost of a Pair of Hearing Aids?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 19, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

How Serious Is Pulsatile Tinnitus?
Title: How Serious Is Pulsatile Tinnitus?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 18, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Tinnitus symptoms: Can tinnitus make you go deaf? When to seek help
TINNITUS is a distressing disorder which presents itself in several ways. Sufferers have usually spent a long time in environments with high-volume sounds. But can tinnitus make you go deaf? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rose Ayling-Ellis health: Strictly's first deaf contestant says 'don't be ashamed'
THE EASTENDERS star is best known for her role as Frankie in the BBC hit show. Now, Rose Ayling-Ellis will be the first deaf contestant to compete on Strictly Come Dancing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Covid-19 - Disabled Community Plans 'Education' Through Sign Language, Dramatization
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Members of Liberia's community of persons with visual impairment (blind), hearing impairment (deaf), and other persons living with disabilities are to carry awareness about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Liberia through Sign Language (for persons who can't hear or talk) and dramatic performances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is It Safe to Put Hydrogen Peroxide in Your Ear?
Title: Is It Safe to Put Hydrogen Peroxide in Your Ear?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 8/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 12, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

What Is the Best, Most Advanced Hearing Aid?
Title: What Is the Best, Most Advanced Hearing Aid?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 12, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

CMS' Proposed 22% Cut to Radiation Oncology Is'Tone Deaf'CMS' Proposed 22% Cut to Radiation Oncology Is'Tone Deaf '
A mandatory new model that would see a 22% reduction in payments for some radiation oncology treatments has received strong pushback from the medical community.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

For G.O.P., Infrastructure Bill Is a Chance to Inch Away from Trump
The former president’s efforts to bring down the bipartisan deal fell mostly on deaf ears among Republicans, signaling his waning... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of hearing aid use on falls and falls-related injury: results from the health and retirement study - Riska KM, Peskoe SB, Kuchibhatla M, Gordee A, Pavon JM, Kim SE, West JS, Smith SL.
OBJECTIVES: Falls are considered a significant public health issue and falls risk increases with age. There are many age-related physiologic changes that occur that increase postural instability and the risk for falls (i.e., age-related sensory declines in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Silent no more: identifying and breaking through the barriers that d/Deaf people face in responding to hazards and disasters - Calgaro E, Craig N, Craig L, Dominey-Howes D, Allen J.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) mandates stronger inclusion of persons with disability in DRR. Yet pathways to achieving new targets for disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) and their feasibility remain unclear ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

13 Percent Experience Difficulty Hearing Even With Hearing Aid
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- In 2019, 13.0 percent of adults had some difficulty hearing even when using a hearing aid, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid: Deaf woman wins claim over lack of sign language at briefings
A lack of sign language at two government briefings was discriminatory, a High Court judge finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denied Assistant, U.S. Paralympian Drops Out of Games
Three-time gold medal swimmer U.S. Paralympian Becca Meyers, who is deaf and blind, is dropping out of the Tokyo Games because she is not allowed to bring her personal care assistant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing loss: FIVE ways to improve your hearing without a hearing aid
HEARING loss plagues all age groups but can be particularly profound in later life, potentially requiring a hearing aid. Express.co.uk is on hand with several interventions people can use before they look at hearing aids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: How Technology Is Improving Health Information Access for the Deaf Community
MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Early in Dr. Michael McKee's career, one of his patients, who was deaf, died from a heart attack. It led him to study how to prevent it from happening to others. That tragic event might not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Apple And Gallaudet University Team Up To Put Deaf-Friendly Businesses On The Map: Literally
Most digital maps do not highlight information that Deaf people may need to know when they navigate to new places, such as if a business has staff who can communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). But Gallaudet's Signing Ecosystem pinpoints Deaf-friendly businesses on Apple Maps. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laken Brooks, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Considerations About Deciding to Send a Child to School
Discussion For parents there can be a lot of pressure to “get it right” when deciding to send their child to school. Positive adult life outcomes such as employment, physical and mental health, and prosocial relationships are associated with higher educational attainment. Higher educational attainment such as finishing high school and potentially an advanced degree is associated with positive school experiences and domain specific skill attainment (e.g. reading, writing, math skills) and is also associated with readiness to begin school. Therefore if a child is “not ready” to start school, then the ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Improving deaf awareness in the workplace, NHS Employers
At the beginning of the pandemic, management were making changes to appointments, from face to face to telephone consultations. I was very adamant that we had to think outside the box and consider those with hearing loss and cater for their needs by conducting video consultations instead. I offered support and wrote some tips (which are included below) on how to best communicate with patients and staff who have a hearing loss, especially in the new situation having to wear masks. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Fireworks Hazard: Loss of Hearing
Title: Another Fireworks Hazard: Loss of HearingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/2/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - July 2, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch-up: Vax deafness, ICS warnings and Simon says… goodbye
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid: Deaf campaigner takes legal action over No 10 briefings
The government is accused of breaching the Equality Act by failing to provide sign language interpreters. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of patients with post-traumatic hearing loss: a retrospective review of 506 cases - Alpsoy MY, S önmez S, Orhan Z, Kocasoy Orhan E, Aslıyüksek H, Orhan KS.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the audiological, radiological, and examination findings of patients who have been treated for hearing loss (HL) due to head trauma and evaluated in terms of causality to reveal current data, and to highl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WET conference stresses the importance of health and safety
Health and safety “might not grab the headlines … but that work is vital”. Opening the weekend’s virtual conference for UNISON’s water, environment and transport service group (WET), Ruth Davies (pictured above), the chair of the service group executive, paid tribute to the members who have helped keep the country going in the pandemic. The virus has had a “devastating impact”, she noted. It has been like “nothing we’ve experienced before, and safety has had to be paramount”. But Ms Davies said that it was a “demonstration of the strength of our union and o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 Special WET Conference Source Type: news

How to communicate with patients who are D/deaf or have hearing loss, BMJ
Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated communication difficulties due to mask wearing obscuring access to facial features needed for lipreading& non-manual features of sign language. Article outlines strategies to improve communication with D/deaf patients in clinical practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JAMA Editor Steps Down Amid AMA Shakeup JAMA Editor Steps Down Amid AMA Shakeup
Critics of a 16-minute JAMA podcast in February said it was harmful and tone-deaf, and pointed to several discriminatory articles that had been published in JAMA as recently as last summer.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

The recognition of facial expressions of emotion in deaf and hearing individuals - Rodger H, Lao J, Stoll C, Richoz AR, Pascalis O, Dye M, Caldara R.
During real-life interactions, facial expressions of emotion are perceived dynamically with multimodal sensory information. In the absence of auditory sensory channel inputs, it is unclear how facial expressions are recognised and internally represented by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Sensing and Response Issues Source Type: news

Smartphone app could save hearing aid users hospital check-ups
The scheme at Plymouth University NHS Trust has seen the hospital's audiology department eliminate its waiting lists for follow-up appointments since launching the pilot in March 2020. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preliminary evidence on the impact of hearing aid use on falls risk in individuals with self-reported hearing loss - Riska KM, Peskoe SB, Gordee A, Kuchibhatla M, Smith SL.
PURPOSE Falls are considered a significant public health issue, and hearing loss has been shown to be an independent risk factor for falls. The primary objective of this study was to determine if hearing aid use modified (reduced) the association. We hypot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Might Also Raise a Woman's Odds for Hearing Loss
Title: Osteoporosis Might Also Raise a Woman's Odds for Hearing LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - May 26, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

How Do Deaf People Learn to Speak?
Title: How Do Deaf People Learn to Speak?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/25/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/25/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - May 25, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Covid: Deaf campaigner calls for clear mask research
A campaigner is calling for more research into clear masks to stop people feeling isolated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs slam health chiefs over 'tone deaf' orders to see patients face-to-face
The British Medical Association's (BMA) GP committee yesterday said medics had been let down by NHS England. Patients now have the right to see their family doctor face-to-face. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify a gene that causes canine hereditary deafness in puppies
(University of Helsinki) Finnish researchers have been the first to determine the cause for the nonsyndromic early-onset hereditary canine hearing loss in Rottweilers. The gene defect was identified in a gene relevant to the sense of hearing. The study can also promote the understanding of mechanisms of hearing loss in human. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news