Are Computer Programmers Likely to Be Musically Inclined?
What is the correlation between music and computer programming? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Bill Poucher, computer science professor at Baylor University and executive director of ACM-ICPC, on Quora. I believe that the likelihood of programmers having some kind of musical training is very high. It's amazing how many computer scientists have a musical background. The reason for this is that music happens in time with tempo and structure -- it's a process. So, what do you think we're doing when we're programm...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

#NAD2016 Community Forum Recap
Why are conversations across communities important? Watch this summary video of #NAD2016 Community Forum that happened in Phoenix, sponsored by Convo Relay and hosted by Lauren Ridloff and Lynnette Taylor. If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the recaphere. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 30, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

New Canadian Video Relay Service For People with Hearing Disability
Video relay service (VRS) service launched in Canada to empower Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with tools to communicate and provide greater independence (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 29, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Canada Disability News Source Type: news

Hearing Privilege Is One Many People Take For Granted
Many of us can’t hear.  One in eight Americans above the age of 12 has hearing loss in both ears, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. And while approximately 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents, hearing people still lack an understanding and awareness of deaf accessibility challenges and the social isolation surrounding hearing loss.  In honor of the recent Deaf Awareness Week, people on Twitter spoke out about this important issue. Here are 30 powerful Tweets on #HearingPrivilege: #hearingprivilege being able to hear the "lo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NAD and DGM -- Partners for Deaf Rights
Get outside and find a street corner on October 20th! Fight for our rights for access, education, and employment.read more (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 28, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Mom’s Intimate Photos Capture Son’s Experience Growing Up With Autism
Photographer Ashleigh Raddatz, 31, moved from California to Germany six years ago. A year later, she and her husband Steffen, who is German, welcomed their first son, August, into the world. From the start, Raddatz sensed something was different about their boy. As a baby, his senses were heightened and the slightest disturbance would make him inconsolable. As August got older, he barely spoke. At times, the family wondered if he was deaf. After years of evaluations and various interventions, August was officially diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) last year. Throughout that time Raddatz ― who specializes in d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON Northern Ireland warns of care home crisis
UNISON is growing increasingly concerned at a trend of care home closures in Northern Ireland. That concern has been heightened by Deloitte’s announcement yesterday that three care homes in the Care Circle Group – Braefield in Connor, Slemish in Ballymena and Kingsway in Dunmurry – have gone into administration. This came after last week’s decision by Belfast Trusts to close Pine Lodge Residential Care Home and follows the closure of several care homes runs by Four Seasons in the last year. UNISON regional organiser Joe McCusker said: “This is a very worrying...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 28, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News care homes cuts NHS Northern Ireland privatisation Source Type: news

Disability: The Deaf Body in Public Space
To communicate in sign language, I often have to break the norms placed on our bodies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RACHEL KOLB Tags: Deafness Education (K-12) Sign Language Disabilities Source Type: news

Looking for Committee Members!
Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.The NAD wants you to join one of the NAD's committees! read more (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 27, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Updates from President Melissa -- September 2016
In this first installment of NAD President Melissa Draganac-Hawk's monthly series, Melissa shares updates about: the upcoming board meeting in October in the DC/Maryland area, committees, law enforcement, transparency, the five priorities, and signvote.org! (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 27, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Canadian Hearing Society and Uber Canada Partner to Promote Accessibility
Uber Canada and Canadian Hearing Society announce formal partnership to expand employment opportunities and accessibility for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing across Canada (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 26, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Transport Services Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss
Hearing loss may increase a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely or having a baby with a low birth weight, according to a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Swimmer's Ear
Title: Swimmer's EarCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democrat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'Love Hormone' May Quiet Tinnitus
Title: The 'Love Hormone' May Quiet TinnitusCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 23, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Ask Howard Anything / September 2016
NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum wants you to write to Congress and ask them not to pass H.R. 3765 which will affect the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The letter template is availableonline and you can find your Representativehere. The AHA Series is also available atwww.nad.org/AHA. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the videohere. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 22, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Deaf History That -- " Laura Bridgman "
Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.Learn about the beginning of the DeafBlind education in America, thanks to Laura Bridgman. #IWD2016 #deafhistoryTHAT #ASLstories If you're reading this from your mobile, view the videohere. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 22, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

With Sign Language, I am Equal
Joe Murray from the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) encourages you all to celebrate the International Week of the Deaf! This year's theme is "With Sign Language, I am Equal" and will be during September 19 to 25, 2016. If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the videohere. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 19, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Epidemic of deafness could be sparked by listening to loud music on personal devices
LISTENING to loud music on personal devices could be leading to deafness among young people, a study shows. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Balloon Device Approved for Eustachian Tube Problems
Title: Balloon Device Approved for Eustachian Tube ProblemsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 19, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Med-El USA wins FDA nod for Synchrony EAS hearing implant
Med-El USA said today it won FDA premarket approval for its Synchrony electric acoustic stimulation hearing implant system. The Synchrony EAS uses both the Synchrony cochlear implant designed to stimulate the auditory nerve for high-frequency hearing loss and the Sonnet EAS audio processor designed for low-frequency hearing loss, the Durham, N.C.-based company said. “The EAS system has the potential to close the gap for people who have high-frequency hearing loss, but whose residual low-frequency hearing would have made them ineligible for a cochlear implant up until now. If you struggle with hearing in background no...
Source: Mass Device - September 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Med-El USA Source Type: news

Summer 2016 Interns
Lily Esquer-Hortaread more (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 15, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?
Title: Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 15, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Teen hears mom's voice clearly for first time
A 14-year-old Houston girl who has had hearing loss since she was a baby recently received a cochlear implant. She broke into tears when she heard her mother speak clearly for the first time. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: When older adults need a hearing exam
The two most common reasons for hearing loss are age and a loud environment. “In both the natural aging process and in being exposed to loud sounds, the potential exists for you to develop hearing problems,” says Dr. Greta Stamper, a Mayo Clinic audiologist. Dr. Stamper adds, especially in age-related hearing loss, issues can gradually [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Derby school staff lobby Parliament
“They brought us all into the staff room and when they told us people started crying. Some ran out the room,” recalls Louise Fox, a teaching assistant from Derby. “There were single parents who knew they’d have to leave the job they love and had been doing for years.” Although she usually spends her time supporting deaf children, it is because of the scene she’s just described that today she was one of hundreds of school support staff who travelled from Derby to Westminster to lobby MPs over their 25% pay cut. Derby council changed school support staff’s terms a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News East Midlands education services local government school support staff schools teaching assistants Source Type: news

School support staff lobby Parliament
“They brought us all into the staff room and when they told us people started crying. Some ran out the room,” recalls Louise Fox, a teaching assistant from Derby. “There were single parents who knew they’d have to leave the job they love and had been doing for years.” Although she usually spends her time supporting deaf children, it is because of the scene she’s just described that today she was one of hundreds of school support staff who travelled from Derby to Westminster to lobby MPs over their 25% pay cut. Derby council changed school support staff’s terms a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News East Midlands education services local government school support staff schools teaching assistants Source Type: news

Emotional moment Houston girl breaks down as she hears mother's voice for FIRST time
She spent her whole life reading her mother's lips but finally, at the age of 13, Breanna Sadler, from Houston, can hear sounds after undergoing a successful cochlear implant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Loss
Title: Hearing LossCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 13, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Researchers find evidence of 'hidden hearing loss' in college-age human subjects
(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, linked symptoms of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments with evidence of cochlear synaptopathy, a condition known as 'hidden hearing loss,' in college-age human subjects with normal hearing sensitivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The role of cognitive and perceptual loads in inattentional deafness - Causse M, Imbert JP, Giraudet L, Jouffrais C, Tremblay S.
The current study examines the role of cognitive and perceptual loads in inattentional deafness (the failure to perceive an auditory stimulus) and the possibility to predict this phenomenon with ocular measurements. Twenty participants performed Air Traffi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Teaching About 9/11 to the New Generation
Students in this year's high school freshman class were not yet born on Sept. 11, 2001. "To them, it's history, just like Pearl Harbor," said Chris Causey, a middle school educator in Robertson County, Tenn. Teachers feel challenged to teach 9/11 in a way that is relevant to all ages. In New Jersey, third-graders learn about the K9 rescue teams while 12th-graders discuss methods of prisoner interrogation. In Tennessee, students at Stratford High School conduct a mock rescue at the World Trade Center; others arrange their desks like airplane seats while Williamson County social studies teacher Kenneth Roeten as...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Go Vote!
Are you registered to vote on November 8th? Not sure if you're registered? Want to learn more about the #SignVote campaign? Exploresignvote.org today! Your vote counts! #GOTV #CripTheVote #Elections2016  (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 9, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Deaf teen gets wave of support after students dumped his backpack in a toilet
A deaf Nebraska teen got support from students, teachers and others after his backpack was stolen and its contents dumped in a toilet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loeks Theaters To Show Closed Captioned Movies
Benton Harbor, MI  – Loeks Theaters, Inc., the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and deaf Michigan resident Graham Forsey, today announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed last month by deaf movie fans.  The suit, filed in the Western District of Michigan, sought captioning in movie theaters owned and operated by Loeks Theaters, Inc.read more (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 7, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

The NAD and Hulu Reach Agreement
Hulu will provide the captioning option to all subscribers, improving the entertainment experience for deaf and hard of hearing people.read more (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 6, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Meniere Disease
Title: Meniere DiseaseCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/6/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 6, 2016 Category: Audiology 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: 9/6/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - September 6, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence among help-seeking deaf women: an empirical study - Ballan MS, Freyer MB, Powledge L, Marti CN.
Deaf women face heightened rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) compared with hearing women, yet limited research has focused on IPV among this population. Empirical studies are warranted to examine the unique experiences and resource needs of Deaf wom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Zika causes deafness in about 6 percent of cases: study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - (In Aug. 30 story, corrects paragraph 4 study attribution to Mariana Leal of Hospital Agamenon Magalh ães and colleagues in Brazil instead of a team led by Dr. Marli Tenório and Dr. Ernesto Marques of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Pernambuco, Brazil) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Auditory distraction and acclimatization to hearing aids - Dawes P, Munro KJ.
OBJECTIVE: It is widely recognized by hearing aid users and audiologists that a period of auditory acclimatization and adjustment is needed for new users to become accustomed to their devices. The aim of the present study was to test the idea that auditory... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Zika Causes Deafness In About 6 Percent Of Cases
A study in Brazil of 70 babies whose mothers had confirmed Zika infections found that nearly 6 percent had hearing loss, adding a new complication to the list of ills the virus can cause when women are infected during pregnancy. The Brazilian study, published on Tuesday in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report on death and disease, confirmed less rigorous reports of deafness among infants born to mothers with Zika infections. The finding is part of an effort to fully characterize the harm caused by the Zika virus during pregnancy. The virus is best known for causing the severe birth defe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ear Tubes
Title: Ear TubesCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 31, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Strategies for Effective Communication with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Emergencies
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 07/14/2016 This one-hour, 32-minute webinar provides two examples of practices for effective communications with people with disabilities in emergencies. It explains the importance of effective communication for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and other access and functional needs, and describes the various sub-groups of people who are deaf or hard of hearing, including their communication needs. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How Accessible Are Those State & Local Websites?
Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.NAD Staff Attorney Debra Patkin explains about the Department of Justice seeking input regarding state and local websites, are they accessible? If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the videohere. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - August 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Stanford's New Hard Liquor Ban Actually Isn't Unusual
Stanford University unveiled on Monday a new policy banning hard liquor at registered undergraduate student parties, limiting the size of liquor bottles that students of age can have on campus, and restricting grad students from taking shots at on-campus parties.  Many news outlets have covered the announcement as an unheard-of decision and a tone-deaf response to the issue of campus rape, but Stanford appears to be following the lead of several other universities. In January 2015, Dartmouth College unveiled a policy banning hard liquor on campus as part of a plan to address binge-drinking, hazing and sexual...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NAD Responds to Police Shooting in NC
Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.NAD President responds to the police shooting in North Carolina. If you're reading this from your mobile, view her responsehere. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - August 23, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

FDA approves Cochlear ’ s Nucleus MRI-safe hearing aid
Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH) said today it won FDA premarket approval for its magnetic resonance imaging-compatible Nucleus cochlear implant. The devices won clearance for use with up to 3.0T MRI machines with the unit’s magnet removed, and up to 1.5T machines with the use of the Centennial, Colo.-based company’s Cochlear Nucleus Implant Bandage and Splint Kit “Cochlear has always taken the lead in adapting our implants to MRI technology to ensure customer safety and comfort, as well as protecting the efficacy of our Cochlear implant products that our customers depend on to hear. We are proud to be a...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Cochlear Ltd. Source Type: news

FDA OKs new MRI-conditional cochlear implant
Cochlear Limited announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 22, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Parents' agony as their baby is left deaf, disabled and partly blind after 'doctors decided against giving him a £1 blood test'
Brian Griffin, from Tewkesbury, had tell-tale signs of jaundice when he was just a few hours old as his skin turned yellow. His parents are now warning others that the condition can be life-destroying. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news