A Special Learning Journey Cut Short
Students at the St Pius X Resource Centre in Malawi for children with physical and developmental disabilities. Credit: Charity Chimungu Phiri/IPSBy Charity Chimungu PhiriBLANTYRE, Malawi, Mar 29 2017 (IPS)When building a house, it’s critical to lay a strong foundation. The same applies to education, with studies showing that children who attend early learning centers perform better in school than those who do not.In Malawi, a 2003 national survey found that only 18.8 percent of school-age children with disabilities were attending class. More than twice as many of the same age group without disabilities (41.1 percent)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Charity Chimungu Phiri Tags: Africa Education Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Disability rights early childhood education Malawi World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

When writing interferes with hearing
(Universit é de Gen è ve) A cochlear implant is an electronic device capable of restoring hearing in a profoundly deaf person by stimulating the nerve endings in the inner ear. However, results can be extremely variable. Using brain imaging techniques, a neuroscientist from University of Geneva and a Parisian ENT surgeon have managed to predict the success of a cochlear implant among people who became profoundly deaf in their adult life. This research may be found in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Step Aside, Uber — United Airlines' 'Leggings-Gate' Just Made You Look Good
It appears that few if any companies have learned much from Uber’s most recent PR disaster. This time, United Airlines—specifically a gate agent and the person who tweets for them—have created a thunderstorm of controversy over two girls who wanted to board a flight while wearing leggings. Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots army working to end gun violence in America (but not to end gun ownership), didn’t know when she posted her first tweet on Sunday morning to United that she was about to unleash a backlash of media attention and a surfeit of opinions. “My husband and...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Hearing loss spurs doctor to pay it forward
Today, Greta Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D., is a doctor of audiology in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic?s Florida campus. But her connection to Mayo Clinic dates all the way back to her childhood. Growing up in Iowa, Dr. Stamper was introduced to Mayo at age 10, when her parents took her to see Michael [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Can We Listen to Our Fellow Americans — If We Cannot Hear? By Tim...
This week, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Grassley introduced the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 giving consumers the freedom to purchase hearing assistance much like they can with...(PRWeb March 23, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14176646.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Tuberculosis Drugs May Become Ineffective: Study
A doctor examines the x-ray of a TB patient in New Delhi. Credit: Bijoyeta Das/IPS.By Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 2017 (IPS)New antibiotics that could treat tuberculosis may rapidly become ineffective, according to new research published by the Lancet ahead of World Tuberculosis Day.The rise in multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, which affected 480,000 people in 2015, could mean that even newly discovered drugs will soon be useless, the study found.In total both drug resistant and non-drug resistant Tuberculosis (TB) killed an estimated 1.8 million people in 2015, making it the world’s deadliest infecti...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Featured Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Antibiotic Resistance Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) Source Type: news

Can We Listen to Our Fellow Americans —If We Cannot Hear? By Tim...
This week, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Grassley introduced the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 giving consumers the freedom to purchase hearing assistance much like they can with...(PRWeb March 23, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14176646.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness
Child must inherit genetic mutation from two deaf parents, researchers said Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Hearing Disorders and Deafness, Vision Impairment and Blindness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Researchers say they have found the genetic cause of a rare disorder that causes children to be born with deafness, blindness, albinism and fragile bones. The syndrome is called COMMAD. It occurs when children inherit two... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Hearing dogs for deaf people celebrate 35 years: Meet the dogs that save lives every day
AS I cuddled nine-week-old Marcus – a playful armful of oversized paws and a shiny wet nose – it was hard to imagine that in just a few years this puppy could save someone’s life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Top 9 Methods of Tinnitus Treatment
Title: The Top 9 Methods of Tinnitus TreatmentCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 23, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Novel gene therapy experiment offers hope for people with certain hearing loss and dizziness disorder
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a first-of-its-kind study published in the March 1, 2017 edition of Molecular Therapy, researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine showed that gene therapy was able to restore balance and hearing in genetically modified mice that mimic Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition in humans characterized by partial or total hearing loss, dizziness, and vision loss that worsens over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Disabled Caribbeans Find Freedom in Technology
There is still need for better educational opportunities, housing, medical care, and everything that is extended to other citizens in the Caribbean. Credit: BigstockBy Jewel FraserPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 23 2017 (IPS)Visually impaired Kerryn Gunness is excited about the possibilities offered by a new free app that would serve as his eyes and enable people like him to enjoy greater independence.The Personal Universal Communicator (PUC) app is part of a new generation of cheaper assistive technologies making their way onto the market which allow people with disabilities to use technology that was formerly too expensive,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jewel Fraser Tags: Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Disabilities ICT Source Type: news

New program improves hearing aid use for older adults
More than half of older adults have some form of hearing loss, impacting everyday life and significantly affecting their health and safety if left untreated. Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss; however, many adults fail to adjust to hearing aids and, as a result, stop using them. Now, a new hearing aid adjustment program might significantly improve hearing aid wear time among older adults. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Postural control in deaf children - Ebrahimi AA, Movallali G, Jamshidi AA, Rahgozar M, Haghgoo HA.
This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the reliability of static control evaluation with Synapsys Posturography System (SPS, Marseille, France) and to compare the static postural control of deaf children with typically developing children. This stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Profile: 39 years and counting, John Lynch helps hearing impaired
John Lynch is a hearing aid specialist with Beltone and nationally certified in hearing instrument sciences by the American Board of Audiology. He works with the hearing impaired across the Triad. Lynch, 63, started in the hearing aid business in 1978, not long after graduating college, and has over the years helped a countless number of patients. "You know you’ve been in it for a while when you have a 96-year-old patient that remembers you taking care and helping her mother, or 10-year- old twin… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Steve Huffman Source Type: news

Profile: 39 years and counting, John Lynch helps hearing impaired
John Lynch is a hearing aid specialist with Beltone and nationally certified in hearing instrument sciences by the American Board of Audiology. He works with the hearing impaired across the Triad. Lynch, 63, started in the hearing aid business in 1978, not long after graduating college, and has over the years helped a countless number of patients. "You know you’ve been in it for a while when you have a 96-year-old patient that remembers you taking care and helping her mother, or 10-year- old twin… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Steve Huffman Source Type: news

New program improves hearing aid use for older adults
(University of Missouri-Columbia) A new hearing aid adjustment program created by Kari Lane, assistant professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri, might significantly improve hearing aid wear time among older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Millions of Americans Bombarded by Loud Noises
Title: Millions of Americans Bombarded by Loud NoisesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 17, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Searching for a sign: Navigating the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
For nine years, Kerri Lucas has made the trip downtown from her Town of Tonawanda home to bring her son William for treatment at Women& Children ’s Hospital of Buffalo. Born prematurely at 24 weeks with hydrocephalus, William has had 16 brain surgeries. His appointments range from the neurology department for a seizure disorder and audiology for a hearing impairment and urology for malfunctioning kidneys and endocrinology for hormonal gro wth issues. With the hospital set to move to the Buffalo… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Searching for a sign: Navigating the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
For nine years, Kerri Lucas has made the trip downtown from her Town of Tonawanda home to bring her son William for treatment at Women& Children ’s Hospital of Buffalo. Born prematurely at 24 weeks with hydrocephalus, William has had 16 brain surgeries. His appointments range from the neurology department for a seizure disorder and audiology for a hearing impairment and urology for malfunctioning kidneys and endocrinology for hormonal gro wth issues. With the hospital set to move to the Buffalo… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Health Tip: Tune in to Hearing Loss
Title: Health Tip: Tune in to Hearing LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 16, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

' Instrument flight' to the inner ear
A high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantation has been developed by a team of surgeons and engineers. To embed an electronic cochlear implant device into the ear of a deaf patient, the surgeon has to create a precise access from behind the ear, through the skull bone all the way into the inner ear. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Men Often Avoid Getting Hearing Aids - AARP
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer and Isaac Steven Herschkopf explain why some men don't accept hearing loss and the benefits of embracing a hearing aid. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Kenya: How Access to Health Care for Deaf People Can Be Improved
[The Conversation Africa] Junie* wakes up early in the morning. She's ill and preparing for a doctor's visit in one of the public hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adult Hearing Loss Poised to Nearly Double by 2060 Adult Hearing Loss Poised to Nearly Double by 2060
Strategies are needed to address prevention and increase audiology services; one study showed that devices do improve functioning in older adults even when delivered as OTC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Arthritis afflicts about 1 in 4 adults in the U.S., CDC report finds
About one in four adults in the United States suffers from arthritis, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Signs report published Tuesday. Of the 54 million people in the United States who have this debilitating condition, not all are elderly. About 60 percent of those with arthritis were between the ages […]Related:Surgeons were told to stop prescribing so many painkillers. The results were remarkable.Exposure to pollution kills millions of children, WHO reports findA mysterious medical condition gets a name — and a genetic link to deafness (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RIT professor becomes first US scientist to serve as visiting scholar for EACH program
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Rochester Institute of Technology became an associate partner with the Excellence in Analytical CHemistry (EACH) program. The goal is to further facilitate cultural exchanges for analytical chemistry faculty and students with Europe.Todd Pagano, professor of chemistry and associate dean for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence at RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, was the first faculty member from RIT -- and the first US scientist -- to participate in the EACH program as a visiting scholar last month at Uppsala University in Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Predicted to Grow Tremendously by 2060 in U.S.
Untitled by Joel Mwakasege is licensed under CC0. According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine, hearing loss among the U.S. population could jump from 44 million in 2020 to 73.5 million by 2060; the 2060 number would comprise 23 percent of the adult American population, compared to 15 percent in 2020. And in 2060, 55 percent of adults with hearing loss will be over 70. This sort of growth for this health condition is unprecedented, according to Neil DiSarno, chief staff officer of audiology at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The most common cause of hearing loss is exposure to loud noise. To prevent...
Source: Network News - March 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Consumer Health Disabilities General (all entries) Research Source Type: news

Agony of Texas boy, 6, who suffers from COMMAD
Orion Withrow, six, from Austin, Texas, has a rare deaf-blind condition known as COMMAD. The condition leaves him unable to walk or talk, an abnormally formed head and eyes, and albinism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mysterious medical condition gets a name — and a genetic link to deafness
He loves dancing to songs, such as Michael Jackson’s "Beat It" and the "Macarena," but he can't listen to music in the usual way. He laughs whenever someone takes his picture with a camera flash, which is the only intensity of light he can perceive. He loves trying to balance himself, but his legs don't allow […]Related:Surge in human cases of deadly bird flu is prompting alarmTrump calls the FDA ‘slow and burdensome,’ but it’s faster than everRate of birth defects in Zika pregnancies 20 times higher than in pre-Zika years, CDC says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

William Demant to boost share of fast-growing hearing implants market
(Reuters) – William Demant, the world’s second-largest maker of hearing aids, pins its growth ambition on the fast-increasing market for hearing implants, the Danish firm’s incoming chief executive told Reuters on Friday. “We are of course not in this to have a 2% market share… 10% is a good ambition for a start, but we have to gain more than that,” Soren Nielsen, who takes the helm on April 1, said William Demant currently has a 2-3% share of the global $1 billion-$1.3 billion cochlear implant market The market grows by around 10% per year and has potential to reach around $2 billion a...
Source: Mass Device - March 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup William Demant Holding Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Is The Silent Killer Of Relationships
My recently deceased husband wore hearing aids in both ears. I’m serious when I say they likely saved our marriage. And to be honest, since he lost both of them in the nursing home where he spent his final few weeks, I can’t even be sure he heard me when I told him that I loved him for the last time. Hearing loss is a big, big deal. And the fact that the population is aging and the number of people living with impaired hearing is projected to jump considerably means it’s about to become an even bigger deal, according to a study published online this week by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Ne...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where in the world are you likely to go deaf?
It's bad news for those living in Guangzhou, China, as the study found they are most likely to lose their hearing from living in a loud city. While Zurich, Switzerland, has the lowest risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Deafness Carries a Huge Cost Burden - Economic As Well As Personal
[The Conversation Africa] Deafness often remains invisible, especially in contexts of constrained resources and poverty. It can exact a high cost for both developed and developing countries because it has a significant impact on the lives of those affected, and the economies of the countries in which they live. Also, the services for people who are deaf can be very expensive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Restoring hearing could protect against dementia: Is deafness linked to memory loss?
A BREAKTHROUGH study to confirm if cochlear implants which help restore failing hearing in the elderly can help protect against developing dementia has been launched. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060
Title: Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 3, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Electronic hearing implants may help stave off dementia
PEOPLE aged 55 and over who suffer from deafness are to be tested to find if implants aimed at restoring hearing can help protect against dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restoring hearing could protect against dementia: Does deafness cause memory loss?
A BREAKTHROUGH study to confirm if cochlear implants which help restore failing hearing in the elderly can help protect against developing dementia has been launched. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060
Those over 70 will be hardest hit, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Disorders and Deafness, Noise, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seniors with hearing aids benefit most with proper fit, instruction: Study
Researchers found seniors with hearing loss benefit from hearing aids, but proper fit and instruction from audiologists offers the best outcome for patients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing aid outcomes in older adults
The first-ever placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized clinical trial of hearing aid outcomes shows that older adults benefit from hearing aid use. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids Help
High-quality digital devices provide 'significant benefit' to older Americans, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Aids, Hearing Disorders and Deafness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids Help
THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 -- Millions of older Americans are hard of hearing, but solid evidence about the value of hearing aids has been lacking -- until now. New research findings " provide firm evidence that hearing aids do, in fact, provide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 2, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids Help
Title: Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids HelpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 2, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Unprecedented study of hearing aid outcomes in older adults released today
(American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) The first-ever placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized clinical trial of hearing aid outcomes published today in the American Journal of Audiology shows that older adults benefit from hearing aid use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Deaf 101: How to Navigate Clinical Interactions with Deaf Sign Language Users
March 27, 2017 1-2pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Genetics Underlying Rare Syndrome Identified Genetics Underlying Rare Syndrome Identified
Deafness, blindness, albinism, and dense bones resulted from inheriting two recessive mutations in a gene already implicated in two dominant conditions of deafness and hypopigmentation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

NIH scientists identify disorder causing blindness, deafness, albinism and fragile bones
Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have identified the genetic underpinnings of a rare disorder that causes children to be born with deafness, blindness, albinism and fragile bones. The newly recognized syndrome, COMMAD, affects children who inherit two mutations of a gene – one from each parent – each of whom is deaf due to another rare, genetic disorder called Waardenburg syndrome 2A. (Source: News from NEI)
Source: News from NEI - February 28, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Authors: demottke Source Type: news

Novel syndrome highlights the importance of rare disease research
(The Company of Biologists) Tuesday Feb. 28, 2017 is Rare Disease Day, and this year's slogan is 'With research, possibilities are limitless'. Disease Models& Mechanisms is marking the day by spotlighting a recent paper on a newly discovered deafness-dystonia syndrome documented in a family from Pakistan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news