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

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

Researchers closer to gene therapy that would restore hearing for the congenitally deaf
(Oregon State University) Researchers have found a key new piece of the puzzle in the quest to use gene therapy to enable people born deaf to hear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Namibia: State Broadcaster Strike Hinders Vaccination Campaign
[New Era] Government's call for Namibians to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has largely fallen on deaf ears in rural Namibia as dead air engulfs the nation's airwaves. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trump-hating garbage 'comedian' Chelsea Handler says she feels sick and went 'deaf in one ear' after getting second Moderna jab (VIDEO)
(Natural News) Trump-hating trash ‘comedian’ Chelsea Handler said she got really sick and ‘went deaf in one ear’ after getting her second dose of the Moderna vaccine. (Article by Christina Laila republished from TheGatewayPundit.com) “Ok, so I got my second shot of Moderna today and I feel really sick and it’s only been four hours and I’m... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression Is a Pandemic. Let ’s Use the Lessons of COVID-19 to Find Treatments
A version of this article also appeared in theIt’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. This week, we have a special Mental Health Awareness Month edition of It’s Not Just You. In addition to the piece below, you can read a guest essay from Ciara Alyse Harris, one of the stars of the hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen here. My dad, who was always intuitive, told us he saw that my little sister’s depression had returned when he printed photographs he’d taken of her. “I could see it in her eyes, like a ghost,” he said. It was an observation born of love a...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Depression Is a Pandemic. Let ’s Use the Lessons of COVID-19 to Find Treatments
A version of this article also appeared in theIt’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. This week, we have a special Mental Health Awareness Month edition of It’s Not Just You. In addition to the piece below, you can read a guest essay from Ciara Alyse Harris, one of the stars of the hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen here. My dad, who was always intuitive, told us he saw that my little sister’s depression had returned when he printed photographs he’d taken of her. “I could see it in her eyes, like a ghost,” he said. It was an observation born of love a...
Source: TIME: Science - May 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

BMA GP chair: 'GPs let down by tone deaf NHS demands on face-to-face appointments'
NHS England has let down general practice with its 'tone deaf' demand for all patients to be offered face-to-face care, says BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey. Read his full response to updated advice for general practice below. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 700 Million People Would Have 'Disabling Hearing Loss By 2050' - Official
[Premium Times] The hospital performed its first set of cochlear implantations in 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Awareness Week
The week of the 10th to 16th May, 2021, is New Zealand Sign Language Week (NZSL), a nationwide celebration of NZSL as an official language of New Zealand (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 11, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Deaf Communication Source Type: news

What Vitamin Deficiency Causes Ringing in the Ears?
Title: What Vitamin Deficiency Causes Ringing in the Ears?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - May 6, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

The study of spatial safety and social psychological health features of deaf children and children with an intellectual disability in the public school environment based on the visual access and exposure (VAE) model - Ma N, Ma S, Li S, Ma S, Pan X, Sun G.
In this study, the authors suggest a new approach based on the Visual Access and Exposure (VAE) Model to evaluate the spatial safety and so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus: The impact on the deaf community
Fresh calls for change are being made as the deaf community continues to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disability in Goma. The Power of Staying Together Against Covid-19, War, and Stigma
Credit: Elena L. PasquiniBy Elena L. PasquiniROME, Apr 22 2021 (IPS) Sylvain Kakule Kadjibwami lost the use of his legs during one of those ambushes that bloodlessly bleed North Kivu. “When I was shot, I thought it was the end of my life, but when I shared it with other disabled people, I discovered that life is still possible,” he said. Now it is Covid-19 that risks destroying the dreams of Sylvain, a small trader from Goma, a city whose roads are volcanic rock-ridden screes where pick-ups trudge. Those who walk face the risk of falling at every step. However, for those who cannot, the same roads can become tr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia TerraViva United Nations Video Source Type: news

What Are the 5 Warning Signs of Bladder Cancer?
Title: What Are the 5 Warning Signs of Bladder Cancer?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 22, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

What Does It Mean to Have Retrograde ?
Title: What Does It Mean to Have Retrograde ?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 21, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Norton to take on medical services at Home of the Innocents
The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to transition Open Arms Children ’s Health's general medical, audiology, dental and psychiatry practices to Norton Children’s Medical Group in October, according to a news release. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David A. Mann Source Type: news

Is Your Spin Class Music Way Too Loud?
Title: Is Your Spin Class Music Way Too Loud?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 12, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviours among deaf adolescents in Ghana: a cross-sectional study - Quarshie ENB, Fobi D, Acheampong EK, Honu-Mensah CM, Fobi J, Appau O, Andoh-Arthur J, Oppong Asante K.
BACKGROUND: A growing global concern is that suicide research has paid little attention to young people with disabilities, particularly, in low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs). We aimed to estimate the 12-month prevalence of suicidal ideation and att... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

RIT researcher finds that sign-language exposure impacts infants as young as 5 months old
(Rochester Institute of Technology) While it isn't surprising that infants and children love to look at people's movements and faces, recent research from Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf studies exactly where they look when they see someone using sign language. The research uses eye-tracking technology that offers a non-invasive and powerful tool to study cognition and language learning in pre-verbal infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ageist Attacks Against President Biden Reinforce Outdated Stereotypes —and Hurt Younger People, Too
When President Joe Biden tripped on the stairs up to Air Force One on March 19, the incident immediately touched off a flurry of mockery. Fox News host Sean Hannity declared the President to be “frail.” “He didn’t know where the hell he was,” former President Donald Trump said in an interview with Lara Trump. Saturday Night Live, no stranger to easy jokes about aging Presidents, poked fun both at the fall and at a March 25 press conference when a reporter asked Biden if he planned to run for a second term—a question, quipped SNL’s Michael Che, which was “probably the nicest w...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Are Recommendations for Using Portable Listening Devices?
In this study listening to audiobooks, movies, or playing videogames was less likely to exceed the threshold. However the use of PLDs has increased overtime, particularly with the need for online educational activities due the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of PLDs particularly in the setting of other ambient noise and the duration of the activities may have changed since this and other studies were published. Problems associated with increased noise aren’t just hearing loss but other aural problems including tinnitus, sound distortion, difficulty understanding speech, dizziness, and earache. Other “extra-auditive da...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Egypt: Diocese of Egypt's Deaf Unit Continuing to Provide Care Despite Covid Restrictions
[ACNS] The Deaf Unit in Cairo, part of the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt, has faced setbacks because of Covid-19 but has continued to serve their community throughout the past year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention
Title: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Its PreventionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/29/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 2, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Update to Required Tests Needed to Evaluate Hearing Loss in People with Cochlear Implants, New Report Recommends Update to Required Tests Needed to Evaluate Hearing Loss in People with Cochlear Implants, New Report Recommends
As cochlear implant technology has significantly improved, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) should use a more difficult test than the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) to make disability benefit determinations in adults and children after cochlear implant surgery, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 30, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Balky sign-ups complicate virus vaccinations for blind, deaf
The confusing maze of websites, phone numbers and more required to sign up for an COVID-19 immunization in the United States is presenting a challenge for people who are visually impaired or hard of hearing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Who Is Most Affected by Tinnitus?
Title: Who Is Most Affected by Tinnitus?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 23, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Thousands of women taking to social media to share photos of themselves in ripped jeans after politician ’s tone-deaf comment triggered...
Thousands of women are taking to social media to share photos of themselves in ripped jeans after a politician’s tone-deaf comment... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid Shape ’s D30+ Ortho Latest Printer to Be Validated for Use with CS Model+
ATLANTA —Practices can now conveniently design and print clear aligners in-office when they combine CS Model+ v5 software and Rapid Shape ’s D30+ ortho, the latest printer to be validated by Carestream Dental. “We continue to see rising demand for in-house clear aligners so this partnership with Rapid Shape will help us expand the digital ecosystem for our mutual customers,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. A recent report* found that that standalone practices gained the most share in 2019 in providing clear aligners to patients. This is due in part to te...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Most Older Americans Need Hearing Checks, But Many Aren't Getting Them
Title: Most Older Americans Need Hearing Checks, But Many Aren't Getting ThemCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 8, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

What Are the Main Causes of Tinnitus?
Title: What Are the Main Causes of Tinnitus?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 8, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Things To Do At Home
This week, attend an art lecture, listen to a conversation with the novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen or celebrate Deaf History Month. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Grillo and Danya Issawi Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

Eminem hits back at cancel culture in animated ‘Tone Deaf’ video
Eminem has released an animated music video for his new track 'Tone Deaf' taken from his new 'Side B' album - you can watch it here. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news