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‘Dissidents Are Patriots.’ Read Bob Costas’ Powerful Response to Trump’s NFL Attacks
Renowned NBC sportscaster Bob Costas on Monday delivered a powerful take on President Donald Trump’s escalating war with the NFL and its players, saying one “can’t separate” Trump’s NFL attacks from their racial context despite his insistence it has nothing to do with race. “Patriotism comes in many forms and what has happened is it’s been conflated with a bumper-style kind of flag-waving and with the military only so that people cannot see that in his own way Colin Kaepernick, however imperfectly, is doing a patriotic thing,” said Costas, decrying Trump’s “insult...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Zorthian Tags: Uncategorized Bob Costas Donald Trump Media NFL onetime Source Type: news

Study raises expectations for improved language skills in the deaf and hard-of-hearing
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Universal screening of newborns for hearing loss before they leave the hospital is not enough to improve language skills of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. At least 40 percent of children with a hearing loss have the capacity for higher language levels -- beyond what test scores indicate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Mentally Deranged.’ Read Kim Jong Un’s Entire Response to Donald Trump
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has responded to President Donald Trump’s speech on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly. During his speech, the U.S. President described Kim as a “Rocket Man” on a “suicide mission,” and said that if “forced to defend itself or its allies, [the U.S.] will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” Two days later, Trump issued an executive order expanding the Treasury Department’s ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea and to ban them from the U.S. financial sys...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Kim Jong Un North Korea onetime president trump Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pulsatile tinnitus: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Tinnitus is where a person hears sounds within the ear, such as ringing. Pulsatile tinnitus is when the sounds are in time to the beat of their pulse. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Scientists discover unique Brazilian frogs deaf to their own mating calls
Pumpkin toadlet frogs are only known case of an animal that continues to make a communication signal even after the target audience has lost the ability to hear itHumans trying to chat each other up in a noisy nightclub may find verbal communication futile. But it appears even more pointless forpumpkin toadlets after scientists discovered that females have lost the ability to hear the sound of male mating calls.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Amphibians Animal behaviour Wildlife Zoology Environment Science Biology World news Source Type: news

Usher syndrome: Gene therapy restores hearing and balance
(Institut Pasteur) Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, the CNRS, Coll è ge de France, University Pierre et Marie Curie, and University Clermont Auvergne, have recently restored hearing and balance in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G characterized by profound congenital deafness and vestibular disorders caused by severe dysmorphogenesis of the mechanoelectrical transduction apparatus of the inner ear's sensory cells. These findings open up new possibilities for the development of gene therapy treatments for hereditary forms of deafness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Police chief: 'A lot of concerns' after shooting of deaf man
The police chief of Oklahoma City says he plans to meet with advocates for the hearing- and speech-impaired following the fatal shooting of a deaf man. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover unique Brazilian frogs that are deaf to their own mating calls
Pumpkin toadlet frogs are only known case of an animal that continues to make a communication signal even after the target audience has lost the ability to hear itHumans trying to chat each other up in a noisy nightclub may find verbal communication futile. But it appears even more pointless forpumpkin toadlets after scientists discovered that females have lost the ability to hear the sound of male mating calls.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Amphibians Animal behaviour Wildlife Zoology Environment Science Biology World news Source Type: news

Keeping a Practice Compliant for Deaf Patients
What do you have to know about ensuring your practice is following the rules of the Practice Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Managers Administrators Law & Malpractice Compliance Source Type: news

Ear Infection Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Ear Infection Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 7/24/2012 2:40:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:30:58 PM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 20, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Barn owls don't lose their hearing with age, scientists find
Findings leave researchers hopeful that understanding hearing preservation in birds could lead to new treatment possibilities for deaf humansIf ageing humans had ears like those of barn owls they would never need hearing aids, scientists have shown.The birds, whose sensitivity to sound helps them locate prey, suffer no hearing loss as they get older. Like other birds – but unlike mammals, including humans – they are able to regenerate cells in their inner ears.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Birds Animals Science Deafness and hearing impairment Health Society Source Type: news

Birds' 'ageless ears' could help scientists treat deafness
Researchers at the University of Oldenburg in Germany found that barn owls have 'ageless ears', an evolutionary advantage that is absent in humans and other mammals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New assay leads to step toward gene therapy for deaf patients
(Oregon State University) Scientists at have taken an important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients by developing a way to better study a large protein essential for hearing and finding a truncated version of it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The effect of hearing aids and cochlear implants on balance during gait - Weaver TS, Shayman CS, Hullar TE.
HYPOTHESIS: Auditory input in people with hearing impairment will improve balance while walking. BACKGROUND: Auditory input is increasingly recognized as an additional input for balance. Several studies have found auditory cues to improve static ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Woman hears her husband's kiss for first time
The moment that a deaf American woman (pictured) who had just received a cochlear implant realizes she can hear her husband's kiss brought her - and others - to tears. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch emotional moment a woman can hear her husband's kiss
The moment that a deaf American woman (pictured) who had just received a cochlear implant realizes she can hear her husband's kiss brought her - and others - to tears. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are healthy young men in America suddenly going deaf?
(Natural News) For some time now, Dave Hodges of the Common Sense Show has been reporting on strange events taking place in Northern Colorado. Last year, before the presidential election, Hodges reported on sightings of foreign mercenaries and elite military personnel from Nepal known as Gurkhas in that part of the state. He pointed out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf baby hears her mother's voice for the first time
Lexi Daniella, from Richmond, Virginia, who has been unable to hear properly since she was born three months ago, was given hearing aids. The results were 'incredible'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hidden hearing injury: the emerging science and military relevance of cochlear synaptopathy - Tepe V, Smalt C, Nelson J, Quatieri T, Pitts K.
INTRODUCTION: The phenomenon recently described as "hidden hearing loss" was the subject of a meeting co-hosted by the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence and MIT Lincoln Laboratory to consider the potential relevance of noise-related synapt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections
Title: 'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear InfectionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 13, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Preventing childhood deafness following chemotherapy treatment
(Frontiers) A UK charity backs a pioneering new project to prevent childhood deafness following treatment with life-saving cancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could Targeted Medical Information Help Develop Better Devices?
Do you know how your browsing information can be used? Nigel Syrotuck   Five years ago, The New York Times famously ran a piece explaining how Target sent maternity coupons to a customer that they (correctly) inferred was pregnant by examining her purchase history, before she had even told her family about it. More recently, Gizmodo ran a story about a person who was (incorrectly) targeted with a mailed letter inviting her to join a psoriasis clinical trial. Not only did she not have psoriasis, but the only relevance to her was that she had researched psoriasis and other skin ca...
Source: MDDI - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Design Source Type: news

Implant left patient able to hear his granddaughter
Raymond Kelly, 91, a retired technical illustrator from New Malden, in South-West London, is thought to be the oldest patient in the world to have one a cochlear implant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implant left patient, 91, able to hear his granddaughter
Raymond Kelly, 91, a retired technical illustrator from New Malden, in South-West London, is thought to be the oldest patient in the world to have one a cochlear implant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Center for Hearing & Speech chief audiologist steps down to pursue social activism career
Dr. Koach Baruch Frazier is stepping down from his position as chief audiologist at the Center for Hearing& Speech as of Friday. Frazier plans to pursue a new career in social activism and religious leadership, according to an announcement from the Center. Dr. Kate Sinks has been named to succeed Frazier as chief audiologist. Frazier served as audiology chief at the Center for four years, growing the program to serve more than 2,000 clients at its main facility on Manchester Road and its satellite… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

People Who Are Deaf Are Really Sick Of Getting Asked These Questions
That includes whether or not they wish they could hear. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of farmed salmon found to be DEAF due to toxic effects of confined aquaculture
(Natural News) With a new wave of health consciousness sweeping the nation, an increasing number of people are incorporating more fish into their daily diets. After all, fish are purported to be some of the healthiest sources of protein on the planet, high in the feel-good hormone vitamin D, and packed with omega-3 essential fatty... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Genetic Inheritance of Alport Syndrome?
Discussion Alport Syndrome is a genetic disease classically associated with progressive renal disease often leading to end stage renal disease, variable sensory neuronal deafness and ocular findings (perimacular retinopathy). A. Cecil Alport built on the work of others evaluating families with nephritis and/or hematuria. However he very clearly describes the third generation of a family with an X-linked dominant pattern and also emphasizes the syndrome’s associated deafness. Alport writes: “It will be seen from this that nearly all the children of three generations of one family suffer from hematuria or nep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care
Title: Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 25, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care
Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Disorders and Deafness, Seniors' Health, Talking With Your Doctor (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk perception and perceived self-efficacy of deaf and hard-of-hearing seniors and young adults in emergencies - Engelman A, Ivey SL, Tseng W, Neuhauser L.
OBJECTIVES: The authors explored the factors influencing risk perception and perceived self-efficacy before and during an emergency for deaf and hard-of-hearing (Deaf/HH) seniors and young adults. METHODS: The authors collected demographic survey d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tinnitus could be worsened by antidepressant use
Research suggests that selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors - a common class of antidepressants - could lead to the exacerbation of tinnitus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Does Stress Make Tinnitus Worse?
Title: Does Stress Make Tinnitus Worse?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 21, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

IotaMotion raises $2m for robotic cochlear implant system
Medical robotics start-up IotaMotion said today it raised $2 million in a seed financing round to support the development of its Iota-Soft novel robotic cochlear implantation platform. The Iowa City-based company, spun out from the University of Iowa’s Otolaryngology Department, is developing a robotic-assisted insertion device designed to aid surgeons in advancing cochlear implant electrodes. “We’ve completed our seed round, raising over $2 million within a few months from friends and family in the Midwest and around the world. The reception and excitement from both the cochlear implant communi...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Robotics iotamotion Source Type: news

A silenced population - Gryglewicz K, Bozzay M, Arthur-Jordon B, Romero GD, Witmeier M, Chapple R, Karver MS.
BACKGROUND: Given challenges that exceed the normal developmental requirements of adolescence, deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) youth are believed to be at elevated risk for engaging in suicide-related behavior (SRB). Unfortunately, little is known about the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Use of the brief shame and guilt questionnaire in deaf and hard of hearing children and adolescents - Broekhof E, Kouwenberg M, Oosterveld P, Frijns JHM, Rieffe C.
No assessment tools are available to measure shame and guilt in children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), while these self-conscious emotions might play a role in the frequently noted social and behavioral problems in this group. Therefore, the aim o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

May 23 Webinar on Hearing Aids: The Basic Information You Need to Know
In this webinar, FDA audiologist Sue-Chen Peng, Ph.D., offers consumers basic information on hearing loss and hearing aids. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Aids in Infancy Advised for Children With Hearing Loss Hearing Aids in Infancy Advised for Children With Hearing Loss
Children with permanent hearing loss may develop better language skills if they get hearing aids or cochlear implants while they ’ re still babies, an Australian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Early help tied to better language skills in kids with hearing loss
(Reuters Health) - Children with permanent hearing loss may develop better language skills if they get hearing aids or cochlear implants while they ’re still babies, an Australian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Online assessment could improve math marks of deaf learners
(Stellenbosch University) Online mathematics assessment could help improve the mathematics performance of deaf and hard-of-hearing learners in South Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: South African Revenue Services Educates Deaf and Blind Communities On Tax Compliance
[Govt of SA] SARS has embarked on an outreach project to serve and educate the Deaf and Blind communities on tax compliance in specified regions around the country on Thursday, 3 August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Learning to listen: A journey with deafness
Before her son’s first birthday, Xi began to worry that something was wrong. “Bosyn was only around a year old, but I could tell he was very distracted — he wouldn’t look up when a phone rang or when a character in a movie yelled,” recalls Xi. “He would respond more to bright lights or colors than to sounds.” The nine months following his second birthday were filled with appointments, inconclusive hearing tests and pediatricians dismissing Xi’s worries because she was a first-time parent. But Xi couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong. The family decided to ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Andrea Vega Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Dr Jennifer Johnston Margaret Kenna Otolaryngology Department Terrell Clark Source Type: news

'Some people are shocked when I say I have a magnet in my head'
Deaf children give their advice about how you can help them understand better. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has Disability Risen among the Elderly?
Disability is neither purely medical nor purely social. Rather, it is an outcome of their interplay.By Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, Jul 31 2017 (IPS)The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 (or RPD Act) is laudable in its intent and procedural detail, but mostly silent on disabilities among the elderly. Indeed, for this reason alone, it is arguable that its overarching goal—“The appropriate Government shall ensure that the persons with disabilities enjoy the right to equality, life with dignity and respect for his or her integrity equally with others” —is me...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Veena Kulkarni Vani Kulkarni Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 28, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Accenture’s AI-powered app to help the visually impaired to Rayovac getting clearance from Health Canada, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but still thought were worth mentioning. 1. Accenture touts AI-powered app for visually impaired Accenture announced in a July 28 press release that it has developed an artificial intelligence–powered way to help the visually impaired experience their surroundings. The method involves a program called Drishti that is a smartphone-based assistant that uses AI technology like image recognition, natural language processing an...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical 4WEB Medical Accenture AGFA Healthcare Cogstate MedTech Orofacial Therapeutics Quantel Medical Rayovac Source Type: news

Hearing-aid firm Amplifon is loud & clear: we are predator, not prey
MILAN (Reuters) - The world's largest retailer of hearing aids, Italy's Amplifon, says it is ready to make major acquisitions to bolster its position in a 14 billion euros ($16.4 billion) consumer market that is being invaded by the industry's manufacturers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cochlear launches iOS-connectable Nucleus 7 cochlear implant
Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH) today launched its Nucleus 7 sound processor cochlear implant, touting it as the smallest and lightest behind-the-ear implant sound processor available. The Sydney-based company said that the newly launched Nucleus 7, which won FDA clearance last month, is the 1st cochlear implant designed to connect directly with Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) iOS devices, allowing individuals to stream sound from their compatible devices. The Nucleus 7 will also allow users to control, monitor and customize their hearing on their attached smart device, the company said. “The approval of the Nucleus 7 Sound...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Cochlear Ltd. Source Type: news

Cochlear Limited launches FDA-cleared, Apple-compatible cochlear implant
Cochlear Limited, which creates implantable hearing devices, has taken a technological leap forward with a device that syncs up with various Apple products. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

iCyborg: Apple Just Announced The First Mass Market Cyborg Enhancement
Cyborg tech has mostly been backroom, squishy, bloody, and experimental. Now an FDA-approved surgically implanted hearing aid connects to your standard-issue iPhone. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Koetsier, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:APPL Source Type: news

Cochlear Introduces the World's First Made-for-iPhone Cochlear Implant Sound Processor
The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is the world's first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor to allow users to stream sound from iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® directly to their sound processor, offering greater accessibility, connectivi... Devices, Product Launch Cochlear Limited, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, cochlear implant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news