Silent no more: identifying and breaking through the barriers that d/Deaf people face in responding to hazards and disasters - Calgaro E, Craig N, Craig L, Dominey-Howes D, Allen J.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) mandates stronger inclusion of persons with disability in DRR. Yet pathways to achieving new targets for disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) and their feasibility remain unclear ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Covid: Deaf woman wins claim over lack of sign language at briefings
A lack of sign language at two government briefings was discriminatory, a High Court judge finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denied Assistant, U.S. Paralympian Drops Out of Games
Three-time gold medal swimmer U.S. Paralympian Becca Meyers, who is deaf and blind, is dropping out of the Tokyo Games because she is not allowed to bring her personal care assistant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: How Technology Is Improving Health Information Access for the Deaf Community
MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Early in Dr. Michael McKee's career, one of his patients, who was deaf, died from a heart attack. It led him to study how to prevent it from happening to others. That tragic event might not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Apple And Gallaudet University Team Up To Put Deaf-Friendly Businesses On The Map: Literally
Most digital maps do not highlight information that Deaf people may need to know when they navigate to new places, such as if a business has staff who can communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). But Gallaudet's Signing Ecosystem pinpoints Deaf-friendly businesses on Apple Maps. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laken Brooks, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Improving deaf awareness in the workplace, NHS Employers
At the beginning of the pandemic, management were making changes to appointments, from face to face to telephone consultations. I was very adamant that we had to think outside the box and consider those with hearing loss and cater for their needs by conducting video consultations instead. I offered support and wrote some tips (which are included below) on how to best communicate with patients and staff who have a hearing loss, especially in the new situation having to wear masks. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch-up: Vax deafness, ICS warnings and Simon says… goodbye
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid: Deaf campaigner takes legal action over No 10 briefings
The government is accused of breaching the Equality Act by failing to provide sign language interpreters. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WET conference stresses the importance of health and safety
Health and safety “might not grab the headlines … but that work is vital”. Opening the weekend’s virtual conference for UNISON’s water, environment and transport service group (WET), Ruth Davies (pictured above), the chair of the service group executive, paid tribute to the members who have helped keep the country going in the pandemic. The virus has had a “devastating impact”, she noted. It has been like “nothing we’ve experienced before, and safety has had to be paramount”. But Ms Davies said that it was a “demonstration of the strength of our union and o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 Special WET Conference Source Type: news

How to communicate with patients who are D/deaf or have hearing loss, BMJ
Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated communication difficulties due to mask wearing obscuring access to facial features needed for lipreading& non-manual features of sign language. Article outlines strategies to improve communication with D/deaf patients in clinical practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JAMA Editor Steps Down Amid AMA Shakeup JAMA Editor Steps Down Amid AMA Shakeup
Critics of a 16-minute JAMA podcast in February said it was harmful and tone-deaf, and pointed to several discriminatory articles that had been published in JAMA as recently as last summer.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

The recognition of facial expressions of emotion in deaf and hearing individuals - Rodger H, Lao J, Stoll C, Richoz AR, Pascalis O, Dye M, Caldara R.
During real-life interactions, facial expressions of emotion are perceived dynamically with multimodal sensory information. In the absence of auditory sensory channel inputs, it is unclear how facial expressions are recognised and internally represented by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Sensing and Response Issues Source Type: news

How Do Deaf People Learn to Speak?
Title: How Do Deaf People Learn to Speak?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/25/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/25/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - May 25, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Covid: Deaf campaigner calls for clear mask research
A campaigner is calling for more research into clear masks to stop people feeling isolated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs slam health chiefs over 'tone deaf' orders to see patients face-to-face
The British Medical Association's (BMA) GP committee yesterday said medics had been let down by NHS England. Patients now have the right to see their family doctor face-to-face. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify a gene that causes canine hereditary deafness in puppies
(University of Helsinki) Finnish researchers have been the first to determine the cause for the nonsyndromic early-onset hereditary canine hearing loss in Rottweilers. The gene defect was identified in a gene relevant to the sense of hearing. The study can also promote the understanding of mechanisms of hearing loss in human. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity in deaf children are not due to deficits in inhibitory control, but may reflect an adaptive strategy - Daza Gonz ález MT, Phillips-Silver J, López Liria R, Gioiosa Maurno N, Fernández García L, Ruiz-Castañeda P.
The present study had two main aims: (1) to determine whether deaf children show higher rates of key behaviors of ADHD (inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behaviors) and of Conduct Disorder-CD-(disruptive, aggressive, or antisocial behaviors) than hea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A genetic patch to prevent hereditary deafness
(Radboud University Medical Center) They can hear well up to about forty years old, but then suddenly deafness strikes people with DFNA9. The cells of the inner ear can no longer reverse the damage caused by a genetic defect in their DNA. Researchers at Radboud university medical center have now developed a " genetic patch " for this type of hereditary deafness, with which they can eliminate the problems in the hearing cells. Further research in animals and humans is needed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 2, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Warren Buffett's 'Tone Deaf' Annual Letter Skirts Controversies
Warren Buffett's 15-page annual letter to shareholders on Saturday made mention of the pandemic that ravaged the globe in 2020 exactly... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Boxing Legend Amartey Now Suffers Stroke
[Ghanaian Times] Ho-Hliha -- Boxing-hero-turned-destitute, Prince Amartey is now incapacitated, after decades of appeals by the pugilist to the state for help fell on deaf ears. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sen. Ted Cruz's daughters have to quarantine after family's tone-deaf Cancun trip
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s two daughters will have to quarantine for seven to 10 days after returning from their now-infamous trip to Cancun... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the brain processes sign language
(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) Over 70 million deaf people use sign languages as their preferred communication form. Although they access similar brain structures as spoken languages, it hasn't been identified the brain regions that process both forms of language equally. MPI CBS has now discovered that Broca's area in the left hemisphere, central for spoken languages, is also crucial for sign languages. This is where the grammar and meaning are processed, regardless of whether it is spoken or signed language. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Hearing Aids?
Discussion Hearing loss can range from profound deafness to fairly minor loss. The causes vary based on age, type of loss (sensorineuronal or conductive, about half of hearing loss in children has a genetic cause), degree and audiometric configuration. Sensorineuronal hearing loss involves the cochlea and neural connections to the brain and auditory cortex. Conductive hearing loss involves structures from the external ear to the oval window. Deafness is defined as a hearing loss> 90 dB. Hearing loss can affect the living and learning of children more than many people realize. “A child with a mild hearing loss can ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 1, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hank and Emma Faye to Teach Children Sign Language, Inclusivity, and Kindness
Deaf host debuts a new video series, Hank and Emma Faye, on KLRN PBS to teach children sign language, inclusivity, and kindness (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 31, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Films, Radio, TV Source Type: news

Sundance: 'CODA' Costume Designer Stresses Authenticity While Styling for Deaf Community
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As More Deaf People Are Seen on TV, Others Want to Be Heard
Some deaf people identify with shows like “Deaf U.” For others, a deaf contestant on “The Bachelor” who doesn’t use sign language is a welcome change. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ilaria Parogni Tags: Television Deafness Hearing Aids Cochlear Implants Deaf U (TV Program) Burford, Rodney Jr Gallaudet University The Bachelor (TV Program) Heringer, Abigail Grossi, Alexandra Dean Flores, Jessica (Comedian) Derrington, Ashley Stern, Source Type: news

Free Online Training and Wellbeing Workshops for Deaf and Disabled Artists Affected by Pandemic
Disabled led theatre company Graeae announces Beyond: Develop FREE online wellbeing and Creative Professional Development workshops for Deaf and disabled artists affected by the COVID-19 (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 21, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Films, Radio, TV Source Type: news

Bullying and children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing: a scoping review - Bouldin E, Patel SR, Tey CS, White M, Alfonso KP, Govil N.
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: The goal of this scoping review is to evaluate and synthesize the published research regarding bullying and children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH). STUDY DESIGN: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Deafness and Hearing Loss Toolkit for Primary Care
The Royal College of General Practitioners collaborated with The Royal National Institute for Deaf People and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop an educational toolkit to support GPs and trainees deliver care to patients with hearing difficulties. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guilford College president inspires with Spirit Lecture
Jane Fernandes, Ph.D., first deaf woman to lead an American college or university, delivered an inspiring Spirit Lecture. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

2021: Year of Living Dangerously?
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) Goodbye 2020, but unfortunately, not good riddance, as we all have to live with its legacy. It has been a disastrous year for much of the world for various reasons, Elizabeth II’s annus horribilis. The crisis has exposed previously unacknowledged realities, including frailties and vulnerabilities. Jomo Kwame SundaramFor many countries, the tragedy is all the greater as some leaders had set national aspirations for 2020, suggested by the number’s association with perfect vision. But their failures are no reason to reject national projects. As Helen ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The interaction of the visuo-spatial and the vestibular system depends on sensory experience in development - Stroh AL, R ösler F, Röder B.
In hearing individuals, vestibular and visuo-spatial functions seem to be functionally linked. Previous studies have suggested that congenitally deaf individuals are at a higher risk for vestibular problems, which in hearing adults have often been found... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news