Psychological distress in bullied deaf and hard of hearing adolescents - Cheng AW, Chou YC, Lin FG.
This study determined the prevalence of bullying victimization ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New book on function and dysfunction of the cochlea from CSHLPress
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) 'Function and Dysfunction of the Cochlea', newly released by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, provides a comprehensive review of the complex molecular mechanisms that are responsible for cochlear function and were, for the most part, revealed by the discovery of genes responsible for hearing impairment. It describes major advances in our understanding of the pathogenic processes underlying various forms of hearing loss and the emergence of treatments for deafness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists create mind-controlled hearing aid
Development could transform ability of hearing-impaired to cope with noisy environmentsA mind-controlled hearing aid that allows the wearer to focus on particular voices has been created by scientists, who say it could transform the ability of those with hearing impairments to cope with noisy environments.The device mimics the brain ’s natural ability to single out and amplify one voice against background conversation. Until now, even the most advanced hearing aids work by boosting all voices at once, which can be experienced as a cacophony of sound for the wearer, especially in crowded environments.Continue reading....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Deafness and hearing impairment Disability Health Science Medical research US news Source Type: news

Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Voice
-- Each year, about 18 million adults in the United States report problems with their voice, says the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. From singers to teachers, many people use their voice for work. To prevent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Washington State Limits Exemptions for Children Not Being Vaccinated
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The state saw more than 70 cases of measles this year, and Inslee signed the bill at Vancouver City Hall, in the county where most of those cases were centered. The new law takes effect at the end of July. Inslee said that while the bill was an important step in public health, he warned it doesn’t do “everything ne...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GILLIAN FLACCUS and RACHEL LA CORTE / AP Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime washington Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS - Sign Language Interpreters Needed in Hospitals
[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Health has directed the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to recruit sign language interpreters at various health facilities across the country to improve access to health delivery, especially to the deaf. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deaf, two-spirited Indigenous painter in Regina uses art to overcome challenges
Torrie Ironstar says he was born to do art. As a child he painted, sculpted and worked with mixed media. Being a deaf, two-spirited artist on the Prairies has thrown him many hurdles in his young life, but his art has given him an outlet to overcome. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

NIH names Dr. Debara L. Tucci as the next director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Dr. Tucci will join NIH on September 3, 2019. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 1, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Measles is NOT a minor childhood illness – it robbed Nicky of her hearing
Nicky Jones, 35, from Holyhead, Wales, has been deaf since she was a baby after contracting measles. Here, she tells her compelling story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England to fund pioneering brain surgery for deaf children
Pioneering brain surgery that allows children who are deaf to experience the sensation of hearing for the first time is being made routinely available, NHS England has announced. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deaf children to get 'life-changing' surgery
Auditory brainstem implants will allow children to experience the sensation of hearing Related items fromOnMedica Don ’t delay young children’s surgery for fear of GA harms Overzealous CRB checks stop children's surgery Surgeons forced to lie about their hours Surgery should be a last resort for obese children Shortage of paediatric surgeons will leave generation without care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deaf children across England able to HEAR again thanks to new NHS op
DEAF children across England are being given the power of hearing, thanks to pioneering brain surgery available on the NHS. Under-fives who struggle to use conventional hearing aids or implants because their cochlear or auditory nerves have failed to develop will be eligible for auditory brainstem implants . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery
Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Through my eyes: My first 48 hours with hearing aids
I'm not even 30 years old, and I need hearing aids. The discovery was a shock, but just 48 hours in and an exciting new world of sound is unfolding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Videos depicting complex scientific concepts breaks barriers for deaf STEM students
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Research has revealed that people who learn English as a second language, including deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, are underrepresented in STEM fields because of academic language abilities required to compete in those disciplines. A new project at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf is helping to break down those obstacles specifically for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Take that, Roundup! Costco confirmed to have pulled all Roundup / glyphosate (toxic herbicide) from its shelves
(Natural News) It can often feel like our protests about matters like glyphosate in food are falling on deaf ears, but one retailer is poised to take a harsh stance against the dangerous chemical – and we can only hope other businesses will follow its lead. Costco, the fifth largest retailer in the U.S., will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piecing together a therapy for deafness
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kiberstis, P. A. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Hearing loss before 50 may mean higher risk of drug and alcohol issues
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers, and are also more likely to misuse alcohol and other drugs, a new national study finds. This means that health care providers may need to take special care when treating pain and mental health conditions in deaf and hard-of-hearing young adults, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adorable moment one-year-old deaf boy hears his mother's voice for the first time
Jill Hudson Gill, of Louisiana, shared a video of the moment, as her son Tucker giggled, touching his parents throats to feel the vibrations as he always had, while hearing them speak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fascinating photos show deaf British children being diagnosed and treated in the 1950s
A series of photographs has given a behind-the-scenes look at the Department of Education of the Deaf, believed to have been in Manchester between 1919 and 1955. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Minnesota to lead $9.7 million NIH grant to improve hearing restoration
(University of Minnesota) The University of Minnesota announced today that it will lead a $9.7 million grant over the next five years from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative to develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure with the goal of restoring more natural hearing to people who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hundreds more could be eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness will be eligible for cochlear implants each year, as a result of updated NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Seven-year-old twins born totally deaf are now able to speak fluent ITALIAN
Zack and Dylan Pezzuto, from Bath, Somerset, were born without any hearing after doctors suspected an infection damaged their ear canals in the womb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids with cochlear implants since infancy more likely to speak, not sign
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Researchers from Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants (implanted electronic hearing device) before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language and are more likely to develop spoken language as their exclusive form of communication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can You Hear Me Now? Global Hearing Aids Market Research
Questions and answers regarding deafness, hearing loss, and the hearing aid market from Adroit Market Research (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 28, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Market Research Source Type: news

More Babies Are Being Born With Syphilis. Blame Meth and Opioids.
Details the connection between drug use, the opioid epidemic, and the significant rise in syphilis and syphilis among newborns, or congenital syphilis. Some of the communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic and a related methamphetamine spike are also the location of some of the steepest increases in syphilis. Congenital syphilis can cause deformities, severe anemia, an enlarged liver and spleen, jaundice or brain and nerve problems like blindness or deafness, and up to 40% may be stillborn or die as a newborn. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Ocasio-Cortez has no idea the Berlin Wall was built to keep people IN, not out... because everybody wants to flee socialism
(Natural News) Whether it’s just plain arrogance or a lack of proper education — or both — New York Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tone deafness regarding her own ignorance about worldly matters and economics is stunning. Earlier this week, Ocasio-Cortez took to social media to decry POTUS Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'For God's sake, vaccinate your children': Measles survivor still feels the effects after 69 years
Brenda Shaw spent a month in hospital when she contracted measles as a four-year-old in 1950. The infection burst her eardrum, leaving her deaf in the right ear and causing complications that still trouble her today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Deaf woman claims she will become a MILLIONAIRE by teaching sign language from her home
Katie Redstar, 34, is set to teach sign language to huge corporate companies. The entrepreneur from Leeds has also signed a book deal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use
(NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers. The multi-ethnic study is the first to look across all genes to identify genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarettes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Edmonton's deaf arts festival makes some noise
A deaf actor and playwright based in Edmonton, Chris Dodd is passionate about the arts but often leaves the theatre feeling underwhelmed, disconnected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

World Health Organisation wants to limit noise levels in NIGHTCLUBS to stop millennials going deaf
The Geneva-based organisation offers guidelines for such venues, but they're not widely implemented. As a result, some reach 110 decibels - the equivalent to a chainsaw. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millennials risk going DEAF because their headphones don't limit 'dangerously high' noise levels
The World Health Organisation, in Geneva, is urging manufacturers to ensure smartphones and other audio players cap volume limit - and restrict the amount of time people can listen to loud music. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quick DNA test that could save newborns from deafness
Hospitals in Manchester and Liverpool will carry out the NHS trial of the DNA test, which identifies babies at risk of losing their hearing if given the common antibiotic gentamicin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf moth evolves sound-production as a warning to outwit its predator
A genus of deaf moth has evolved to develop an extraordinary sound-producing structure in its wings to evade its primary predator the bat. The finding, made by researchers from the University of Bristol and Natural History Museum, is described in Scientific Reports today [Tuesday 5 February]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf
(University of California - Riverside) Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events. The workshop utilized a sound stage that allowed the CSDR students to 'feel' vibrations from rockets, stars, galaxies, supernovae, and even remnants of the Big Bang itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deaf moth evolves sound-production as a warning to outwit its predator
(University of Bristol) A genus of deaf moth has evolved to develop an extraordinary sound-producing structure in its wings to evade its primary predator the bat. The finding, made by researchers from the University of Bristol and Natural History Museum, is described in Scientific Reports today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Google unveils two new apps support communication for deaf and hard of hearing people
One app will help transcribe speech to text and the other will help amplify certain sounds and minimize others.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

40 Cases of Measles Confirmed Amid Concerns the Pacific Northwest Outbreak May Spread
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being exposed. The revelation prompted public health officials in Oregon’s Deschutes County and in Hawaii to issue alerts, although no cases were confirmed in either location. “It raises concerns that this can go on for a long time, become geographically larger than it is and more cases over weeks and months,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, public health director for Clark County, in southern Wa...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gillian Flaccus / AP Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hearing loss and cognitive decline: Study probes link
Data from an 8-year study of 10,000 men aged 62 or older reveals a link between hearing loss and a markedly greater risk of subjective cognitive decline. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Official Urge Vaccinations amid Northwest Measles Outbreak
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measl...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Official Urge Vaccinations amid Northwest Measles Outbreak
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Official Urge Vaccinations amid Northwest Measles Outbreak
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measl...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

New mutations causing inherited deaf-blindness have been discovered
(Sechenov University) A team of scientists from Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU) together with their colleagues from leading scientific centers of Moscow and India described a number of genetic mutations causing Usher syndrome (inherited deaf-blindness). They found previously unstudied unique mutations in investigated DNA regions. The results of the study were published in the Ophthalmic Genetics journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep dive into tone deaf Gillette razor ad that stereotypes male masculinity finds it is directed by Kim Gehrig — who hates men
(Natural News) In an effort to commemorate its “The Best A Man Can Get” ad campaign from 30 years ago, the Gillette razor company could have hardly picked a more controversial way to do it. In ‘refreshing’ it’s three-decade-old message, the company hired Kim Gehrig to direct its opening ad, which is entitled, “We Believe.” ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds more eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breaking through: How sign language classes became 'a miracle' for this Newfoundland mom
As sign language classes spread along Newfoundland's west coast, the lessons aren't just benefiting the deaf and hard of hearing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Hundreds more patients to be eligible for cochlear implants
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated guidance for the NHS in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hundreds more children and adults eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Reversing hearing loss by regrowing hairs
A revolutionary form of treatment for hearing loss may be on the horizon. A recent study investigates ways to regrow the ear's all-important sensory hairs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news