Knowledge, attitude and practice of child sexual abuse prevention among parents of children with hearing loss: a pilot study in Beijing and Hebei Province, China - Guo S, Chen J, Yu B, Jiang Y, Song Y, Jin Y.
This study aimed to examine the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention among parents of children with hearing loss. The study involved 127 pairs of parents with deaf and hard of hearing children from three special ed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Huey Lewis: His New Album, Hearing Loss, and Meniere's Disease
Title: Huey Lewis: His New Album, Hearing Loss, and Meniere's DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - February 13, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Amoxicillin vs. Levaquin
Title: Amoxicillin vs. LevaquinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - February 12, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Budapest orchestra helps deaf people 'hear' Beethoven through touch
Zsuzsanna Foldi has been deaf all her life. Still, with her hands placed on the double bass, sitting among musicians in Budapest's Danubia orchestra, she can enjoy and literally feel Beethoven's famous Fifth Symphony. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Should You Develop an Implantable Medical Device or a Wearable?
Advances in both medtech wearables and implantables are supporting healthcare outside the clinical setting. “One of the great things about the wearables and implantables on the market today is that, for the most part, they are meant to be used outside of the clinical setting,” Ben Zwillinger, senior human factors engineer at Product Creation Studio, told MD+DI. “These products have allowed patients to not only have better outcomes but improve their quality of life by taking the treatment and integrating it into their daily life.” So, for so...
Source: MDDI - February 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

The day I went deaf... in one ear
Kate Mulvey had sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), which is when there is a rapid hearing loss - often, as in her case, overnight - usually in one ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you should NEVER clean your ear with a cotton bud: Video shows a Q-tip lodged inside a man's ear
Neel Raithatha, a consultant audiologist in Leicester and YouTube sensation, filmed his retrieval of the cotton wool from the unidentified man's ear using tweezers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf children: 'We fundraised to communicate with Lola'
Provision of sign language courses for parents of deaf children is found to be "patchy". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fundraising to communicate with our daughter
Provision of sign language courses for parents of deaf children is found to be "patchy". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf and blind Ontario woman suing government over student loan debt inequality
A disabled woman is in an Ontario court this week seeking changes to Canada's student loan program that she argues would level the playing field for people with disabilities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Why wearing a hearing aid like the Queen could cut the risk of developing dementia
The Queen was pictured driving to church at Sandringham wearing a discreet red hearing aid in her right ear. She follows the lead of Prince Philip, who began wearing hearing aids in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 9, saves his grandmother from drowning after learning life-saving skills from YouTube 
Kian Aliffe was staying with his grandmother, Angela Jones, 51, in South Wales. He heard her making noises from the bathroom - despite being partially deaf - and rescued her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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 - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Testing hearing by looking at the eyes
Pupil dilation may provide a new and accurate way of testing hearing. The new test may be helpful for babies or people who have had a stroke. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Did Lead Poisoning Cause Beethoven ’s Hearing Loss?
After suffering a case of lead poisoning, a patient in Italy showed remarkable similarities with some of Beethoven ’s health symptoms, including his deafness. Could lead poisoning be the key to the composer’s hearing loss? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eva Amsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Ghana: First Atlantic Bank Donates Classroom Block to Cape Coast School for the Deaf, Blind
[Ghanaian Times] The First Atlantic Bank has, as part of its commitment to positively impact communities in which it operates, handed over, a fully furnished and equipped classroom block to the unit for the Blind at the Cape Coast School for the Deaf . (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Heartwarming footage captures the moment a deaf baby hears his mother's voice for the first time
Arlo Clark, who is 10 months old, was born with partial deafness in both ears. His mother, Sara Clark, from St Peter's, Worcestershire, filmed the moment he received a hearing aid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More People Eligible for Cochlear Implants Thanks to Expanded Criteria
Treatment TermsCochlear Implant Surgery in ChildrenCochlear implant surgeryCochlear Implant CandidateHearing loss Author Morgan deBlecourt Overview People with severe hearing loss in just one ear may now be eligible to receive cochlear implants. These surgically implanted devices not only improve a person ’s overall hearing, but also boost their speech understanding as well as their ability to identify a sound’s source and proximity. People with this or any kind of hearing loss have better outcomes the earlier they receive an implant. Content Blocks CTA ButtonAbout Cochlear Implants CTA Header Learn Mor...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

How the deaf community is preserving Maritime Sign Language
People in the deaf community in Nova Scotia are documenting Maritime Sign Language on video, including it in plays and teaching it to interpreting students whenever possible. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Ring in the New Year Without Ringing in Your Ears
Title: Ring in the New Year Without Ringing in Your EarsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - December 31, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Utah grandfather who has played Santa for 40 years gets his hearing back
Since he was 16, Mark Woodmansee has also been Santa Claus. After going deaf in his left ear, a cochlear implant has finally allowed him to hear children's wishes and his beloved family again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Variable Cochlear Implant Criteria for Adults May Reinforce Inequities in Access Variable Cochlear Implant Criteria for Adults May Reinforce Inequities in Access
Variability in testing methods and practices assessing adults for cochlear implant may increase the risk for healthcare inequities, particularly in access to care for those with significant hearing loss, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Inventing sign language for space
British sign language is receiving an astronomical update thanks to a unique collaboration between a space scientist and a group of deaf astronomers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singing in sign language: Meet the 1st deaf choir in Newfoundland and Labrador
Even if you don't know sign language, you can hear the music of the deaf choir. The members joined for a one-time performance, but realized they had something special. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Routine Ear Wax 'Flush' Leaves Woman's Face Paralyzed
Title: Routine Ear Wax 'Flush' Leaves Woman's Face ParalyzedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - December 20, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Man who plays Santa gets life-changing cochlear implant
Mark Woodmansee loved playing Santa for more than 40 years – then it became difficult to hear what kids wanted for Christmas. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aarhus University opens the world's first center for ear-EEG
(Aarhus University) Researchers at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, are world leaders in unique brain measurement via a special device fitted in the ear like a hearing aid. The technology is called ear-EEG, and it measures extremely small voltage changes on the surface of the skin inside the ear caused by electrical activity in the brain's neurons. Now, the university has received a EUR 2.7 million grant to ensure further development of this Danish-designed method. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Hearing Loss in Children
-- Treating hearing loss early can ward off problems with a child's speech and language development, says the University of Rochester Medical Center. A health care team, including an audiologist, otolaryngologist and speech pathologist, can help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Babies at risk from hearing aid batteries
Safety watchdog issues alert to dangers of swallowing coin or button batteries Related items fromOnMedica CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures GP gatekeepers linked to reduced patient satisfaction Online triage ‘not a solution’ to GP workload pressures Report says hospital discharge must improve The NHS Long Term Plan: Focusing on prevention to save thousands of lives (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Father of deaf baby talks about viral moment with CNN
Each morning, 4-month-old Georgina Addison's parents turn her hearing aids on, and video of her reacting to her mother's voice has been viewed more than a million times on Twitter. Watch "Full Circle" weeknights at 5 p.m. ET. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A ten-minute hearing test can help diagnose 'party deafness'
Scientists from University College London and Newcastle University have created a new method to diagnose the so-called 'cocktail party problem'. Estimated 15 per cent have normal hearing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears Cochlear's innovative new Osia(R) 2 hearing implant system
The Osia System is a first-of-its-kind hearing implant system for people with SSD, conductive or mixed hearing loss CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 11, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implanta... Devices, FDA Cochlear Limited, Osia System, osseointegrated (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Moonlight Sonata’ Director on Deafness, Dementia, Hope
Irene Taylor Brodsky's doc reveals her deaf son's triumph and her deaf dad's Alzheimer's challenges ... "If you told my dad 50 years ago that there would be this tool that would allow him to hear, ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Playing Sports Might Sharpen Your Hearing
Title: Playing Sports Might Sharpen Your HearingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - December 9, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: International Day of Persons With Disabilities - No Nigerian Child Must Be Left Behind
[This Day] Abuja -It is estimated that no fewer than 25 million people are living with disabilities in Nigeria. This includes millions of children who daily face discrimination and in some cases abuse. Earlier in the year, there was the case of seven-year-old Imran Kanun Muhammad which was widely reported in the media. As a child with a disability, Imran allegedly suffered sexual violence and inhuman treatment at the School for the Deaf in Kuje, Federal Capital Territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA launches new master ’s degree in genetic counseling in fall 2020
To meet the rising demand for specialists trained to guide patients facing complex genetic disorders, theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is introducing a new master ’s of science degree ingenetic counseling.Housed within thedepartment of human genetics, the two-year program aims to broaden underserved populations ’ access to genomic medicine in Los Angeles, one of the most ethnically and racially diverse cities in the nation. A close alignment with the UCLA Institute for Precision Health and Institute for Society and Genetics will enhance cross-disciplinary training for students in the program. Gen...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing in adult mice
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ear Infections: 'Breakthrough' Ear Tube Surgery Tula Approved
Title: Ear Infections: 'Breakthrough' Ear Tube Surgery Tula ApprovedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - November 27, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

An audification and visualization system (AVS) of an autonomous vehicle for blind and deaf people based on deep learning - Son S, Jeong Y, Lee B.
When blind and deaf people are passengers in fully autonomous vehicles, an intuitive and accurate visualization screen should be provided for the deaf, and an audification system with speech-to-text (STT) and text-to-speech (TTS) functions should be provid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Music Career Might Bring Ringing in the Ears
Title: Music Career Might Bring Ringing in the EarsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - November 25, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

"Meth. We're on it.": Mixed reactions to South Dakota campaign
South Dakota is out with a new campaign to address the state's meth problem, but the slogan has a lot of people scratching their heads. Governor Kristi Noem came up with the slogan, "Meth. We're on it." Critics say the slogan is tone deaf, but the governor has declared the campaign a success. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, six, who was born blind is now going DEAF as his family face a race against time to find a cure
Cameron Alderman, of Bristol, is one of 40 known people with Norrie disease in the UK. He is reliant on his hearing to make sense of the world, but has been losing his hearing since the age of three. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet 'could stop you going deaf'
Scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, suggested nutritious foods could improve circulation in the inner ears and reduce damage caused by a lack of oxygen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviors and help-seeking attitudes among deaf and hard-of-hearing college students - Fox ML, James TG, Barnett SL.
The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and help-seeking attitudes among D/HH and hearing college students. METHOD: A total of 500,860 students completed the ACHA-NCHA-IIb (Fall 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mild deafness may harm your memory and spike your risk of dementia
Columbia University experts looked at 6,451 adults with an average age of 59. They found that for every 10 decibels decrease in hearing, there was a significant fall in cognitive ability. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women with Disabilities Speak out Against Exclusion at ICPD25
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 - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

Assessment of occupational noise-related hearing impairment among dental health personnel.
CONCLUSION:Hearing impairment was higher among dental professionals than the control group and especially among dental assistants and technicians. The authors recommended screening guidelines and adapting hearing protection methods for dental professionals and particularly for dental assistants and technicians. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Good noise, bad noise: White noise improves hearing
(University of Basel) Noise is not the same as noise -- and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect as white noise. With a background of continuous white noise, hearing pure sounds becomes even more precise, as researchers from the University of Basel have shown in a study in Cell Reports. Their findings could be applied to the further development of cochlear implants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CEO of California's PGE says people who lost refrigerators full of food should visit "food banks," and thank him for "not burning down any houses”
(Natural News) There is ‘out of touch’ and there is outright tone-deafness, and the head of a large California power company just set the new standard for the latter. You may have heard that California energy company PG&E has been engaging in rolling blackouts for several weeks after the producer was blamed for several large,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do I Need an Otologist/Neurotologist?
Treatment TermsEar nose and throatEar DiseasesMeniere's DiseaseHearing lossBalance problemsSkull base tumorAcoustic neuromaCochlear implant surgeryCochlear Implant CandidateBone Conduction Hearing Aid Author Morgan deBlecourt Sub-Title Advanced Care for Complex Ear Diseases Overview If you ’re experiencing a serious ear-related concern that’s affecting your balance and/or hearing, you don’t have to live with it. An otologist or neurotologist is a highly specialized ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor who may be able to find the root of your problem and recommend procedures to tre at your: Conte...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news