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‘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

Could Targeted Medical Information Help Develop Better Devices?
Do you know how your browsing information can be used? Nigel Syrotuck   Five years ago, The New York Times famously ran a piece explaining how Target sent maternity coupons to a customer that they (correctly) inferred was pregnant by examining her purchase history, before she had even told her family about it. More recently, Gizmodo ran a story about a person who was (incorrectly) targeted with a mailed letter inviting her to join a psoriasis clinical trial. Not only did she not have psoriasis, but the only relevance to her was that she had researched psoriasis and other skin ca...
Source: MDDI - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Design Source Type: news

People Who Are Deaf Are Really Sick Of Getting Asked These Questions
That includes whether or not they wish they could hear. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of farmed salmon found to be DEAF due to toxic effects of confined aquaculture
(Natural News) With a new wave of health consciousness sweeping the nation, an increasing number of people are incorporating more fish into their daily diets. After all, fish are purported to be some of the healthiest sources of protein on the planet, high in the feel-good hormone vitamin D, and packed with omega-3 essential fatty... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Genetic Inheritance of Alport Syndrome?
Discussion Alport Syndrome is a genetic disease classically associated with progressive renal disease often leading to end stage renal disease, variable sensory neuronal deafness and ocular findings (perimacular retinopathy). A. Cecil Alport built on the work of others evaluating families with nephritis and/or hematuria. However he very clearly describes the third generation of a family with an X-linked dominant pattern and also emphasizes the syndrome’s associated deafness. Alport writes: “It will be seen from this that nearly all the children of three generations of one family suffer from hematuria or nep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care
Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Disorders and Deafness, Seniors' Health, Talking With Your Doctor (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk perception and perceived self-efficacy of deaf and hard-of-hearing seniors and young adults in emergencies - Engelman A, Ivey SL, Tseng W, Neuhauser L.
OBJECTIVES: The authors explored the factors influencing risk perception and perceived self-efficacy before and during an emergency for deaf and hard-of-hearing (Deaf/HH) seniors and young adults. METHODS: The authors collected demographic survey d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tinnitus could be worsened by antidepressant use
Research suggests that selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors - a common class of antidepressants - could lead to the exacerbation of tinnitus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

A silenced population - Gryglewicz K, Bozzay M, Arthur-Jordon B, Romero GD, Witmeier M, Chapple R, Karver MS.
BACKGROUND: Given challenges that exceed the normal developmental requirements of adolescence, deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) youth are believed to be at elevated risk for engaging in suicide-related behavior (SRB). Unfortunately, little is known about the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Use of the brief shame and guilt questionnaire in deaf and hard of hearing children and adolescents - Broekhof E, Kouwenberg M, Oosterveld P, Frijns JHM, Rieffe C.
No assessment tools are available to measure shame and guilt in children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), while these self-conscious emotions might play a role in the frequently noted social and behavioral problems in this group. Therefore, the aim o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Online assessment could improve math marks of deaf learners
(Stellenbosch University) Online mathematics assessment could help improve the mathematics performance of deaf and hard-of-hearing learners in South Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: South African Revenue Services Educates Deaf and Blind Communities On Tax Compliance
[Govt of SA] SARS has embarked on an outreach project to serve and educate the Deaf and Blind communities on tax compliance in specified regions around the country on Thursday, 3 August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Learning to listen: A journey with deafness
Before her son’s first birthday, Xi began to worry that something was wrong. “Bosyn was only around a year old, but I could tell he was very distracted — he wouldn’t look up when a phone rang or when a character in a movie yelled,” recalls Xi. “He would respond more to bright lights or colors than to sounds.” The nine months following his second birthday were filled with appointments, inconclusive hearing tests and pediatricians dismissing Xi’s worries because she was a first-time parent. But Xi couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong. The family decided to ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Andrea Vega Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Dr Jennifer Johnston Margaret Kenna Otolaryngology Department Terrell Clark Source Type: news

'Some people are shocked when I say I have a magnet in my head'
Deaf children give their advice about how you can help them understand better. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby is left blind and deaf after getting meningitis
Marc and Amy Young, from Rishton in Lancashire, took their toddler Eliza Jane to Malta at the end of May. Within hours of arriving, Eliza was rushed to hospital where she has stayed for seven weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Presbycusis: Causes of age-related hearing loss
Presbycusis the term given to age-related hearing loss. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of this condition here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

RIT receives $1 million for scientists-in-training program for deaf, hard-of-hearing undergrads
(Rochester Institute of Technology) The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a grant to Rochester Institute of Technology that is expected to provide $1.025 million in funding over five years to develop a Scientists-In-Training Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Undergraduates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Cheaper Alternative to Hearing Aids?
Devices performed almost as well and are much cheaper, but they aren't regulated, researchers note Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Aids, Hearing Disorders and Deafness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Value of Retaining Institutional Knowledge
Human resource experts have shown that employees who leave an organization take a substantial amount of invaluable business and operational knowledge, as well as organizational and political contacts and connections, with them. This large bundle of knowledge that a person acquires over time is known as "institutional knowledge." It's difficult to replace or duplicate by organizations, especially when internal systems to retain, replace or document it are nonexistent. Very few metrics or measures exist to quantify the loss-or value-of institutional knowledge, continuity and history. The loss typically is manifeste...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New research identifies key mechanism behind some deafness
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Although the basic outlines of human hearing have been known for years -- sensory cells in the inner ear turn sound waves into the electrical signals that the brain understands as sound -- the molecular details have remained elusive. New research has identified a crucial protein in this translation process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Yorick the hearing dog changed his owner's life
Nick Maes, from St Leonards in East Sussex, is deaf and needs daily guidance - which he now has in the form of his canine companion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alabama institute plans $1.3M expansion
A historic educational center in Alabama is planning an addition to its Talladega campuses. The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind has announced plans to build a new $1.3 million nursing center. The facility will include three hospital bedrooms, a nursing station, waiting area and administrative space. Construction on the 5,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin in August, and completion is expected early next year. AIDB hopes the “mini hospital” will enhance health care services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

Older workers hide deafness from employers as most over-55s notice deterioration
AGEING workers are struggling to cope rather than admit to going deaf. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First EMS Course Given in Sign Language in Israel
Jerusalem, June 22nd, 2017 - After becoming the first deaf EMT in Israel, Nechama Loebel has once again broken barriers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Israel by instructing the first EMS course in sign language. Loebel, who recently graduated from both a Psychotrauma and Crisis Response course as well as an EMS instructors course, is certified to instruct basic CPR and EMS classes. She wasted no time in organizing the first ever EMS course in sign language for fellow members of the deaf and hard of hearing community in Israel. “It is my dream to be able to take this lifesaving information and pay it fo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Raphael Poch, United Hatzalah Tags: Training News Source Type: news

I've Broken This Mortifying Office Taboo — And I Bet I'm Not Alone
Here’s an awkward piece of personal trivia: I’ve cried at every job I’ve had. When I was navigating an endless first-job search and grabbed a coffee with my internship supervisor, I soaked an unsuspecting chocolate croissant in tides of frustrated tears. Then there was that afternoon I had a low-key cubicle weep after jamming a printer with the universe’s stickiest mailing labels and was dressed down by the angry office manager. Even in my current role, I’ve furtively re-applied a few swipes of waterproof mascara on days when the dizzying pace of digital media catches me off guard. And each ti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf Kids With Cochlear Implants and Signing by Hearing Parents Deaf Kids With Cochlear Implants and Signing by Hearing Parents
Early exposure to sign language is associated with worse verbal development in children of hearing parents who receive cochlear implants (CE) before age 3, according to new findings published in Pediatrics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Deaf Kids with Cochlear Implants Do Better Without Sign Language (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Not having learned sign language was tied to improved language, speaking, reading scores (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Oral communication provides better outcomes for children with cochlear implants
(University of Texas at Dallas) In a new, multisite study of deaf children with cochlear implants, UT Dallas researchers have found that children with either no exposure or limited exposure to sign language end up with better auditory, speaking and reading skills later. The paper is one of the first nationwide longitudinal studies of how sign language exposure affects young cochlear implant recipients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How cheese boosts your hearing with a chemical compound
Scientists believe that a chemical compound found in cheese can prevent or cure deafness caused by exposure to loud noise. A study will now be carried out to find how effective the compound is. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Brain Tunes Into Visual Rhythms In Sign Language
Study reveals that the brain entrains depending on the information in the signal - not on the differences between seeing and hearing (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 9, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Deaf Communication Source Type: news

Tanzania: New Lease of Life for the Deaf
[Daily News] Yet again, history has been written at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) with the launching of cochlear implant for children with hearing impairment, with the government announcing a total ban on state-sponsored referral of such patients for treatment abroad. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Disease Awareness Months Work, Even If You Don't Wear The Ribbon
June ​is the month for more than 10 disease-related awareness campaigns, including Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month and National Scleroderma Awareness Month. It also hosts a handful of awareness weeks and days, ranging from Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week to World Sickle Cell Day. June’s awareness list is shorter than most, but every month is full of diseases and disorders to take note of. You probably haven’t heard of half of them, and you’re not alone. So what’s the point of an awareness day, week or month? To understand the chall...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adaptive psychological structure in childhood hearing impairment: audiological correlations - Serra A, Spinato G, Cocuzza S, Licciardello L, Pavone P, Maiolino L.
The present research deals with the clinical and social problems present during linguistic and cognitive development of deaf children. Currently, the development of Theory of Mind represents an important research field in deafness studies. These internatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Idaho toddler born deaf has cochlear implant activated
Annabelle Lawless, one, had her cochlear implant activated and was able to hear clearly. The little girl from Boise, Idaho, made news when she first heard her mother's voice with hearing aids in July. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news