Minimalist, Low Cost Hearing Aid Could Help Address Treatment Gap In Seniors
An ultra-low-cost hearing aid that can be self-assembled could provide an accessible option for seniors with age-related hearing loss who might otherwise go untreated. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Albert, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Lockdown Could Worsen Hearing Woes for U.S. Seniors
Title: Lockdown Could Worsen Hearing Woes for U.S. SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 29, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Bullying and cyberbullying among students with cochlear implants - Feij óo S, Foody M, Pichel R, Zamora L, Rial A.
Bullying is a significant problem for young people nowadays, regardless of their identity, culture, or background. Although the scientific evidence warns of a greater impact of bullying on vulnerable groups such as cochlear implant (CI) users, few specific... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Early Intervention Has Lasting Benefit for Deaf Children
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) who are enrolled in early intervention (EI) by 6 months of age are more likely to be ready for kindergarten than those who enter EI later, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Syphilis?
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Where Are the Govt Covid-19 Social Safety Nets?
[Kubatana.net] WALPE in partnership with Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) and Mutasa Youth Forum (MYF) with the support from Christian Aid were on the 7th to the 10th of September 2020 in Mutasa District in Manicaland province for the Citizen Social Accountability Engagement Forums that were held in wards 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 26, 28 and 31. The platforms organised by the three organisations' Women Leadership Networks (WALANs) and Citizen Accountability Teams (CATs) were used to facilitate dialogue, exchange of ideas and participator (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vichay Phommachan: Deaf Artist, Actor, Model, and Dancer
Biography of Vichay Phommachan an 35 years old deaf artist, actor, model, and dancer born in Thailand and raised in Tecumseh, Nebraska (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 12, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Famous Disabled Source Type: news

Frequency of peripheral vestibular pathology following traumatic brain injury: a  systematic review of literature - Šarkić B, Douglas JM, Simpson A, Vasconcelos A, Scott BR, Melitsis LM, Spehar SM.
OBJECTIVE: To establish the frequency of occurrence of peripheral vestibular dysfunction in adults who have sustained non-blast-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) as measured through the standard audiological vestibular test battery. DESIGN: A system... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

RIT/NTID researchers study how deaf and hearing people watch sign language
(Rochester Institute of Technology) A recent study has shown that readers' eye gaze behaviors are strong indicators of words that are unexpected, new, or difficult to understand. The study by Rain Bosworth, an assistant professor and researcher in the Center for Sensory, Perceptual, and Cognitive Ecology (SPaCE Center) at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, explores the unknown qualities of gaze behavior for 'sign watching' and how these are affected by a user's language expertise and intelligibility of the sign input. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gaining support for disability equality
UNISON disabled members have won support for the union’s disability equality in the workplace campaigns from Labour’s new shadow minister for disabled people, Vicky Foxcroft MP (pictured). Members of the national disabled members’ committee had the chance to question Vicky at an online meeting over the summer. Vicky started by telling members about her background in the trade union movement and her own experience of “shielding” during COVID-19. Vicky has rheumatoid arthritis and the medication she takes means she is extremely vulnerable to the virus. At the start of the crisis she was able to ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article disabled members equality Source Type: news

South Africa: PanSALB to Launch Sign Language Charter
[SAnews.gov.za] The Pan South African Sign Language (PanSALB) Board will today launch the South African Sign Language Charter (SASL Charter) which is aimed at removing barriers to enable deaf people equal opportunities to information and services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can your child hear the teacher: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
You might have a check of your student's vision on your back-to-school list, but what about his hearing? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  Dr. Kelly Conroy, a Mayo Clinic audiologist, says children with an undiagnosed hearing issue can face both academic and social struggles. To listen, click the link below. Can your child [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 3, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

International Consensus Supports Wider Use of Cochlear Implants International Consensus Supports Wider Use of Cochlear Implants
A systematic review and clinical expertise yield 20 evidence-based consensus statements on cochlear implant use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Blood When I Wipe: 11 Causes of Rectal Bleeding
Title: Blood When I Wipe: 11 Causes of Rectal BleedingCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 2, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Consensus Statements Issued for Adult Cochlear Implantation
20 statements relate to awareness of implantation, effectiveness of implantation, outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, ENT, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Consensus Statements Issued for Adult Cochlear Implantation
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 -- Consensus statements have been developed for cochlear implantation among adults with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL); the systematic review and accompanying consensus statements were published online Aug. 27 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochlear implants improve hearing in older adults, with no side effects, study finds
Cochlear implants offer improvement over hearing aids in both hearing and quality of life for adults 65 years old and older with hearing loss, a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Persists at End of Life, Brain Waves of Hospice Patients Show
Title: Hearing Persists at End of Life, Brain Waves of Hospice Patients ShowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/26/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/27/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 27, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Cochlear implants should be recommended for adults more often
(Washington University School of Medicine) An international group of hearing specialists has released a new set of recommendations emphasizing that cochlear implants should be offered to adults who have moderate to severe or worse hearing loss much more often than is the current practice. The group hopes the recommendations help increase usage of such devices, potentially improving hearing and quality of life for millions worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To Understand the ”Other”: How Disabilities Define Us
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 21 2020 (IPS)   You can shine your shoes and wear a suit you can comb your hair and look quite cute you can hide your face behind a smile one thing you can’t hide is when you’re crippled inside.                                                                ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Arts Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa: Deaf People Lose Houses to Land Occupation
[GroundUp] About 30 plots in Kuyasa reserved for deaf residents have been occupied. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Opioid use can trigger deafness
(Rutgers University) Opioid use, particularly in high doses, can cause deafness, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in The Journal of Medical Toxicology, reviewed records from the New Jersey Poison Control Center, based at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, from 1999 to 2018 to determine the association between opioid use and degrees of hearing loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Implantable hearing devices cause MRI safety concerns
Several hundred adverse events during MRI scans of patients with implantable...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Digital FDG-PET offers insights into hearing loss FDA clears MRI-compatible cochlear implant Flat-panel CT helps refine pitch for cochlear implant users Study finds scanner noise from 3T MRI can affect hearing FDA OKs new MRI-conditional cochlear implant (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Telemedicine Is Here: Experts Offer Tips for Seniors
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Virtual medical visits have been invaluable for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, but older adults may still need help managing them -- especially if they are hard of hearing. That's according to doctors at Johns Hopkins... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For those with hearing loss, face coverings make communication difficult. The solution? See-through masks.
A nonprofit group has instructions for a homemade, deaf-friendly mask on its website. One manufacturer says demand for such a product has “skyrocketed.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Say What? Like Animals, People Perk Up Their Ears to Hear
Title: Say What? Like Animals, People Perk Up Their Ears to HearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/4/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 5, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

With Proper Investment in Youth, Kenya ’s Potential for Progress Is Unlimited
This article was first published in Forbes Africa   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post With Proper Investment in Youth, Kenya’s Potential for Progress Is Unlimited appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ruth Kagia and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Another Side Effect of COVID-19 -- Lasting Hearing Problems?
Title: Another Side Effect of COVID-19 -- Lasting Hearing Problems?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/31/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 3, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Baldness and rashes? Experts split over unusual Covid-19 risk factors and symptoms
Academics analyse whether hair and hearing loss may also be linked to coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom hearing loss and rashes, to being tall and bald, as the Covid-19 pandemic develops, a host of new symptoms and risk factors are being linked to the virus. We take a look at the evidence.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Hair loss Beauty Life and style Fashion Deafness and hearing impairment Disability Health Society UK news Source Type: news

COVID ’s Forgotten Victims: The Deaf Community
Masks hinder not only lip-readers, but also people  who do not lipread. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wireless, optical cochlear implant uses LED lights to restore hearing in rodents
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Scientists have created an optical cochlear implant based on LED lights that can safely and partially restore the sensation of hearing in deaf rats and gerbils. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Homemade masks by California teen help people read lips
Isabella Appell created Talking Masks from her California home, sewing face masks with a see-through window to help the deaf community read lips. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homemade masks by California teen make life easier for hard-of-hearing
When Karma Quick-Panwala was pregnant with her second child, she didn't anticipate relying on the help of a 17-year-old stranger, living almost 400 miles away, during her delivery. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Face Masks Making Things Tough for the Deaf
TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 -- As the debate over face masks continues, few may realize how the coverings make it hard for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss to communicate with others. Masks can muffle sound, making it more difficult to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Face Masks Making Things Tough for the Deaf
Title: Face Masks Making Things Tough for the DeafCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - July 21, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Masks, Video Calls: Pandemic Is Hampering Communication for Those With Hearing Problems
Title: Masks, Video Calls: Pandemic Is Hampering Communication for Those With Hearing ProblemsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - July 20, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

New Clues to the Genes Behind Hearing Loss
Title: New Clues to the Genes Behind Hearing LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - July 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: Leicester's mayor 'angry and frustrated' as city kept in partial lockdown — as it happened
Pubs, restaurants, bars will remain closed in city,but restrictions on schools lifted; Patrick Vallance says governmentwas advised to impose lockdown week before it did; 66 coronavirus deathsrecorded in UKRussian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchersGovernment orders halt to Randox Covid-19 tests over safety issuesVaccine: Oxford team aim to start lab-controlled human trial soonExclusive: England ’s face mask law could backfire, says EU expertGlobal coronavirus updates – live6.56pmBSTHere ’s a roundup of today’s key UK coronavirus developments:6.21pmBSTTwo ofManchester’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now) and Lucy Campbell (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases UK news Unemployment Source Type: news

More Clues to the Genes Behind Hearing Loss
THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 -- Dutch researchers have identified a common genetic variant as a cause of deafness, and say it could be a good target for gene therapy. Deafness in adults is known to be inherited but, unlike childhood deafness, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NEOMED researcher awarded $2.18 million NIH grant for first human tinnitus treatment
(Northeast Ohio Medical University) NEOMED researcher and professor of anatomy and neurobiology Jianxin Bao, Ph.D., has received a federal grant to produce the first human treatment for tinnitus, a disruptive hearing impairment marked by the perception of ringing or buzzing in one or both ears.Dr. Bao will serve as principal investigator on a research proposal that will receive a Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) totaling $2.18 million from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preliminary examination of the accuracy of a fall-detection device embedded into hearing instruments - Burwinkel JR, Xu B, Crukley J.
BACKGROUND: Accidental falls are a significant health risk to older adults and patients seen in audiology clinics. Personal emergency response systems are effective in preventing long lies (defined as remaining on the floor or ground for greater than one h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Improved cochlear implant device allows safe MRI in children without discomfort
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) A study from Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago found that children with a MED-EL Synchrony cochlear implant device can undergo MRI safely, with no discomfort and reduced need for sedation or anesthesia. Findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal Laryngoscope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Devon woman sews 100 transparent face masks for deaf people
Claire Cross, 45 and from Devon, said her masks, with a clear window over the mouth, are 'vital' for those with hearing issues. Lip reading is used by almost all people who have hearing loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochlear receives FDA clearance for three new hearing devices
Cochlear Limited announced yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of three new products to be added to the company ’s suite of hearing technology devices, all of which can connect to smartphones. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochlear obtains FDA approval of Kanso 2 Sound Processor, first off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor with direct smartphone connectivity
Approval also includes extending the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor to the first U.S. cochlear implant recipients, Custom Sound Pro fitting software to enhance support for hearing professionals LONE TREE, Colo., July 6, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing ... Devices, FDA Cochlear Limited, Nucleus, Kanso, cochlear implant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Striking Nurses Declare Total Shutdown After Govt Snub
[New Zimbabwe] Health workers in the country's public hospitals Monday declared a complete shutdown of the sector after government continued to pay a deaf ear to their plight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Comparison of emergency response abilities and evacuation performance involving vulnerable occupants in building fire situations - Choi M, Lee S, Hwang S, Park M, Lee HS.
The mobility impaired, the deaf or hard of hearing, the blind or visually impaired, the cognitively impaired, and the elderly population are among several examples of groups categorized as particularly vulnerable to fire-related hazards. Given the severity... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

This new high-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time
A glove that translates sign language into speech in real time has been developed by scientists -- potentially allowing deaf people to communicate directly with anyone, without the need for a translator. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birmingham firm breaks ground on VA project
A Birmingham firm has broken ground on a project in Ocala, Florida. Doster Construction Company kicked off building a 60,000-square-foot VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic last week. The cost of the project was not disclosed. The new clinic will replace the existing clinics and serve the veteran community in Ocala and surrounding areas. The new clinic will of fer primary care, mental health, audiology, optometry, specimen collection and telehealth services. Doster is the general contractor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

South Africa: Transparent Masks Allow Deaf People to Lip-Read
[GroundUp] "Normal masks hide emotions" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news