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A Vest That Allows the Deaf to'Hear'A Vest That Allows the Deaf to'Hear '
Neuroscientist David Eagleman talks about time perception, synesthesia, and the vastness of human creativity.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

South Africa:Are South African Health Workers Being Silenced Into Malpractice?
[Daily Maverick] "There is really no such thing as the 'voiceless'. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard." The words of Arundhati Roy, a writer turned human rights activist, rang particularly true through the course of the Life Esidimeni saga. The 118 deceased residents who have now risen to 141 were the preferably unheard - their cries for help through pressure sores and other unaccounted wounds, signs of starvation and dehydration, all fell on deaf ears. However, it is only in retrospect we (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UTSA researchers receive $147,000 grant to train school psychologists in deaf education
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Educational psychology researchers from UTSA received a grant for a new program that integrates educational psychology and deaf education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use
With a clinical trial underway to restore vision optogenetically, researchers also see promise in using the technique to treat deafness, pain, and other conditions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion,News Analysis,The Scientist Source Type: news

The contribution of cochlear implants to postural stability - Shayman CS, Mancini M, Weaver TS, King LA, Hullar TE.
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether spatial auditory cues provided by cochlear implants can improve postural balance in adults with severe deafness. METHODS: In the presence of spatial white noise, 13 adult cochlear implantees wore head and lumbar-mou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Inner ear stem cells may someday restore hearing
(Rutgers University) Want to restore hearing by injecting stem cells into the inner ear? Well, that can be a double-edged sword. Inner ear stem cells can be converted to auditory neurons that could reverse deafness, but the process can also make those cells divide too quickly, posing a cancer risk, according to a study led by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Uganda:Sign Language App Will Ease Communication
[Monitor] The Uganda National association of the Deaf last week launched a mobile application to ease communication for people with hearing impairment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disability Act) National Network Learning Session: Emergency Communications Approaches During and After an Emergency
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 03/09/2017 This one-hour, 30-minute webinar discusses how to identify potential gaps in accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing community members during emergency/disaster response. It details how to understand the importance of multiple agency partnerships in addressing identified gaps, and the participation and training requirements necessary for professionals providing accessibility during emergency/disaster response. It discusses strengthening awareness on the importance of having a separate event for disaster survivors who are deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hea...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How We Used VR to Explore What Music Feels Like to a Deaf Person
With the help of two deaf collaborators, virtual reality producers at The Times made an immersive video about the experience of hearing music after receiving a cochlear implant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAUREEN TOWEY Tags: Virtual Reality (Computers) Deafness Music Cochlear Implants Disabilities Santa Fe Opera Source Type: news

Liberal publication "deaf shames" disabled ballet dancer by photoshopping away her cochlear implant for its glamour ad
(Natural News) Virgin Active, which is a chain of health clubs located in South Africa, Italy, Spain, Australia and a few other countries, has recently come under fire for allegedly editing out the cochlear implant of one of their models, 27-year-old Simone Botha Welgemoed. Naturally, when Welgemoed noticed that her implants were not in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Navigating the genome to cure deafness
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study solves a critical piece of the puzzle of human deafness by identifying the first group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the auditory system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preparedness training programs for working with deaf and hard of hearing communities and older adults: lessons learned from key informants and literature assessments - Kamau PW, Ivey SL, Griese SE, Qari SH.
The objectives of this study were to (1) identify available training programs for emergency response personnel and public health professionals on addressing the needs of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and older adults, (2) identify strate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Vote now for your health hero
The hard-working heroes who keep the NHS running – often in unsung ways – are being recognised in the second annual Health Heroes awards, organised by Skills for Health and sponsored by Health Education England. After a successful debut in 2016, this year the awards include three new categories: integrated team of the year, workforce planning team of the year and apprentice of the year, alongside the established clinical and operational services support worker of the year awards. UNISON is once more sponsoring one of the awards and head of health Sara Gorton commented: “Every day behind the scenes in the ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS one team one team for patient care Our Health Heroes Our Health Heroes Awards Source Type: news

Older Neandertal survived with a little help from his friends
(Washington University in St. Louis) An older Neandertal from about 50,000 years ago, who had suffered multiple injuries and other degenerations, became deaf and must have relied on the help of others to avoid prey and survive well into his 40s, indicates a new analysis published Oct. 20 in the online journal PLoS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is Usher Syndrome?
Discussion Over 7000 diseases are considered rare disorders according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders® (NORD, rarediseases.org). NORD is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. They have information on about 1200 rare diseases on their website (https://rarediseases.org/for-patients-and-families/information-resources/rare-disease-information/). Hearing loss (HL) is not rare and is a common problem across the ages. It affects 360 million people worldwide which is about 5% of the population. There are many causes of hearing loss an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hidden hearing aid that can give deaf people 24/7 sound
NHS England surgeons are restoring deaf patients ’ hearing with a revolutionary ‘bionic ear’ implant with no external parts – making it impossible to tell a person has it fitted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH awards almost $10 million to UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment
The National Institutes of Health, recognizing UCLA ’s leadership in understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder, has renewed its support of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment with a five-year, $9.7 million grant.The Autism Center of Excellence grant is directed by Susan Bookheimer, director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at UCLA. It supports research projects led by autism experts Mirella Dapretto, Dr. Shafali Jeste, Connie Kasari, Elizabeth Laugeson, Dr. Daniel Geschwind and Dr. Jim McCracken.“This renewed support will allow UCLA t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Can Challenge Relationships
It can trigger feelings of frustration, guilt and isolation -- for patients and those who love them Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Family Issues, Hearing Disorders and Deafness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longitudinal associations between bullying and emotions in deaf and hard of hearing adolescents - Broekhof E, Bos MGN, Camodeca M, Rieffe C.
In hearing adolescents, emotions play important roles in the development of bullying and victimization. Yet, it is unclear whether this also applies to adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). The present study examines the longitudinal associati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Abortions On the Rise As Masaka Turns Deaf Ear to Family Planning
[Monitor] Masaka -Health authorities in Masaka District have expressed concern over the increasing rate of self-induced abortions due to lack of family planning methods despite efforts to create awareness about the problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:Abortions On the Rise As Masaka Turns Deaf Ear to Family Planning
[Monitor] Masaka -Health authorities in Masaka District have expressed concern over the increasing rate of self-induced abortions due to lack of family planning methods despite efforts to create awareness about the problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Disaster relief and crisis intervention with deaf communities: lessons learned from the Japanese deaf community - Takayama K.
During natural disasters and crises, the Deaf and hard of hearing community might not have full accessibility to all of the information shared with the larger hearing community. This may be due to the lack of awareness among social work professionals about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Partners of people who are going deaf endure frustration
Going deaf makes life hard for the sufferer but it is tough on their husband or wife too. The partners of people losing their hearing endure frustration, anger and upset, research shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling the beat: bouncing synchronization to vibrotactile music in hearing and early deaf people - Tranchant P, Shiell MM, Giordano M, Nadeau A, Peretz I, Zatorre RJ.
The ability to dance relies on the ability to synchronize movements to a perceived musical beat. Typically, beat synchronization is studied with auditory stimuli. However, in many typical social dancing situations, music can also be perceived as vibrations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Surviving in the Shadows: Sexual Violence Against Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men
December 12, 2017 2:00-3:30pm ET.(Vera Center on Victimization& Safety) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tiny poisonous Brazilian frogs are 'deaf' to their own call
(University of Lincoln) Tiny Brazilian frogs still 'sing' despite not being able to hear themselves -- this is the surprising discovery of new scientific research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kendall Jenner Cries While Addressing Pepsi Ad Backlash: ‘I Just Felt So Stupid’
Kendall Jenner has shared her emotional reaction to the backlash her Pepsi ad campaign drew when it debuted in April of this year. During the season 14 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the reality celebutante-turned-model cried while talking about the ad, which featured her facilitating peace during a protest by handing a police officer a can of Pepsi, an optic that many felt was a tone deaf appropriation of a now iconic photo of a Black Lives Matter protestor approaching officers. Jenner discussed the ad spot and her feelings about the backlash, but didn’t mention Pepsi by name. “I trusted everyone...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Kendall Jenner Newsfeed Pepsi Source Type: news

North Korea Says the U.S. Is Lying About Otto Warmbier ’s Death. Here’s What We Know
North Korea on Thursday accused the U.S. of lying about how Otto Warmbier was treated while the American college student was in North Korea’s custody, saying President Donald Trump is trying to fuel “hatred” of the reclusive nation by claiming Warmbier was severely tortured. North Korea’s accusation comes hours after an Ohio coroner said there were no signs of torture on Warmbier’s body, which was found to be in “excellent condition.” The coroner’s findings, released Wednesday, conflict with new details Warmbier’s parents have given, including the fact that it looked li...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Paper: Don't rely on mixed messages to change health behaviors
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Self-improvement messages to lose weight, quit smoking or eat more fruits and vegetables can fall on deaf ears if the intervention message is mixed, says new research from U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We May Never Know Whether North Korea Tortured Otto Warmbier, Coroner Says
(CINCINNATI) — A coroner said Wednesday her office could not determine what led to the fatal brain damage of a young Ohio man detained in North Korea for more than a year. While the parents of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier and President Donald Trump have accused the North Korean government of torturing him, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said evidence has led to no “scientific facts” to solve Warmbier’s mysterious death. “We don’t know what happened to him, and this is the bottom line,” she said. The cause of the death may never be known, she added. A coroner’s report dated Sept. 11 shows ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Sewell / AP Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Otto Warmbier Source Type: news

Otto Warmbier ’s Parents Describe His Last Days: ‘They Destroyed Him’
This article originally appeared on People.com. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Petit / People Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Otto Warmbier tragedy Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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