Autogestion and competing hierarchies: deaf and other perspectives on diversity and the right to occupy space in the Mumbai surburban trains - Kusters A.
This article offers a detailed ethnographic account of how people appropriate available space in compartments for disabled people in the Mumbai suburban trains, make it their own and monitor it, in the context of a succession of recent spatial changes. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Diseases Passed from Mom to Newborn Can Threaten Baby
Doctors say the transfer of an infection from a pregnant mother to a newborn can pose a serious threat to the baby, including deafness and a malformed brain. Three congenital infections — syphilis, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and HIV — are especially problematic in Texas, reports the July issue of Texas Medicine magazine. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parental training and externalizing behaviors of children with severe hearing loss - Movallali G, Amiri M, Nesayan A, Assady Gandomani R.
Background: Externalizing behavior in deaf children causes many psychological problems for their parents. Aggression and rule breaking behaviors in children with severe hearing loss may cause psychological problems in parents and in managing childre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail
New research suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy relieves the severity of tinnitus considerably, compared with other relaxation techniques. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

She's 89, deaf and suffering from dementia. Is the busy care system isolating her further?
An 83-year-old Edmonton man is calling for a review of seniors' care in Alberta, sharing his deaf wife's story to underline the need for more compassionate care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

New drug may restore hearing by 'turning on' genes that keep vital hair cells in the inner ear alive
A new drug treatment cures genetic deafness in mice, according to researchers at the National Institute on Deafness in the US. The study uses a molecular drug to fix a faulty gene (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel drug therapy partially restores hearing in mice
NIH and Iowa researchers shed light on molecular mechanisms of inherited form of human deafness. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Criticizing homosexuality is now a CRIME under Canada's totalitarian "hate" laws
(Natural News) In yet another stunning example of tone-deaf hypocrisy, the Leftists running “tolerant” “free expression” Canada have proven once again that they are the Nazis in training, not Right-leaning, liberty-minded citizens. Authoritarianism is all the rage among the Canadian Left if you happen to run afoul of the “correct way of thinking.” Just like... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These patients are forced to choose between deafness and death
The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic engineering researcher: Politicians are deaf to people's ethical concerns
(University of Copenhagen) New study from the University of Copenhagen reports that political discussions about genetically modified foods have ignored concerns among Danes that GM foods are 'unnatural'. This is very regrettable, according to Jesper Lassen, a researcher who has investigated public attitudes about genetic modification for the past 25 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brain-interface tech startup Paradromics raises $7m in seed funding
Medtech startup Paradromics said today it raised $7 million in seed round funding to help support its brain-machine interface technology intended to allow patients with severe connectivity disorders to operate advanced prosthetic devices. The San Jose, Calif.-based company is developing brain-machine interface tech intended to allow patients with disorders including blindness, deafness and paralysis to connect to the world with advanced prosthetics. An initial focus of the system will be allowing patients who are unable to communicate fluently to be able to speak in real time with the aid of a computer. “We are devel...
Source: Mass Device - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological paradromics Source Type: news

The deaf patients 'left behind' by the NHS
A lack of face-to-face interpreters means deaf patients miss key information in medical appointments. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Cancer Genome Atlas: Charting the Course for Cancer Research
In the June issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green highlights the success of The Cancer Genome Atlas, as the program draws to an end. Other topics include the launch of theAll of Us Research Program, the retirement of National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Director Dr. James Battey to NHGRI Scientific Director Dr. Dan Kastner's selection as a finalist for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 7, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Children exposed to cigarettes are over twice as likely to be DEAF
Researchers from Kyoto University, Japan, found toddlers whose mothers smoked during their pregnancies and who were exposed to second-hand smoke as newborns are 2.4 times more at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generation at risk of going deaf due to listening to music on phones
Music on phones are responsible for increasing deafness and hearing loss among the young, a top audiologist warned. Rosbin Syed said the music we pump into our ears is as loud as a jet taking off (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia,' study says
Young people should take better care of their hearing, new research warns, or they may expose themselves to a heightened risk of cognitive impairments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

App helps new and deaf parents know when and why their baby is crying
This study is unique because it brings the lab to the participant instead of the participant to the lab,” Anderson says. “It’s open to anyone willing to download the Chatterbaby app on their iPhone or Android devices, record five seconds of their baby’s cries, then upload it to the databa se.”This research was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Autism Center for Excellence, the Semel Institute at UCLA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Journalists: B-roll, sound bites, web elements, high-resolution still...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

App helps hearing-impaired parents know when and why their baby is crying
This study is unique because it brings the lab to the participant instead of the participant to the lab,” Anderson says. “It’s open to anyone willing to download the Chatterbaby app on their iPhone or Android devices, record five seconds of their baby’s cries, then upload it to the databa se.”This research was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Autism Center for Excellence, the Semel Institute at UCLA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Journalists: B-roll, sound bites, web elements, high-resolution still...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More
The role of tort reform in patient care; grieving parents reach settlement with VA; medical malpractice boundary set in case involving deaf student; quadruple amputee argues to exceed state damages cap.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Woman left deaf by a huge chunk of earwax finally gets it removed
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Stomach-churning footage from UK audiologist Neel Raithatha shows a woman who was left deaf by a huge chunk of ear wax finally having it removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bristol mother on cutting teachers for deaf children
A Bristol mother explains what a teacher of the deaf service means to her and her family. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microsoft wants to use AI to help people with disabilities
Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities such as autism, deafness or dyslexia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

South Africa:Slice of Life - 'I Shared My Abortion Experience On Facebook and It Went Viral'
[Bhekisisa] I remember looking at the white ceiling while lying down on the hospital-like bed. My legs were wide open. The two women working on me were talking about their boyfriends. The unbearable pain prompted me to scream, but my cries fell on deaf ears. Instead, my yells were met with emotionless expressions. Cold faces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Startup aims for FDA clearance on medical device to improve communication in surgery
ClearMask has worked closely with the deaf community — two of its five team members are also deaf — and consulted with physicians to develop the most effective and comfortable mask possible. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Deaf access to NHS progress 'too slow', charity warns
People in Wales who are deaf or have hearing loss are not getting accessible information from their GP. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Morning viewers gush over 'adorable' deaf boy posing for camera
Benjamin Wayne, three, was on the show with his mother Joanna, from  Carshalton, Surrey, who told how her little boy does not qualify for cochlear implants on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet Wales' first profoundly deaf midwife
At 14 Sian Preddy was told she was profoundly deaf but she has not let it get in the way of her job. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new triage support tool in case of explosion - Yavari-Sartakhti O, Briche F, Jost D, Michaud N, Bignand M, Tourtier JP.
Deafness frequently observed in explosion victims, currently following terrorist attack, is a barrier to communication between victims and first responders. This may result in a delay in the initial triage and evacuation. In such situations, Paris Fire Bri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New drug 'could save the hearing of millions'
Researchers reveal how a compound known as kenpaullone prevented drug- and noise-induced hearing loss in rodent models by blocking an enzyme called CDK2. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five ways to make ringing stop after a concert
Listening to loud music at a concert can cause ringing in the ears, which is known as tinnitus. Learn how to stop the ringing and prevent it in the future. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Poor hearing could lead to poor memory
New research — by scientists in Italy — suggests that a form of age-related hearing loss significantly raises the risk of mild cognitive impairment among seniors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Deaf singer on 'America's Got Talent' feels the music
Mandy Harvey takes people on a journey when she sings. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol and drug use among deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals: a secondary analysis of NHANES 2013-2014 - Anderson ML, Chang BH, Kini N.
BACKGROUND: Within the field of behavioral health research, one of the most understudied populations is the U.S. Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) population - a diverse group of individuals with hearing loss that have varied language and communication prefe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online
Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: J. D. BIERSDORFER Tags: Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Ears and Hearing Computers and the Internet Tablet Computers Deafness Source Type: news

Supporting mental health for all
A report from the London Assembly finds that the prevalence of mental ill health is significantly higher in LGBT+ communities and for disabled people, deaf people and offenders. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Visor Cards Help People Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communicate with Law Enforcement
The Department of Health ServicesOffice for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing today introduced thecommunication visor card (PDF) , a tool to help drivers who are deaf and hard of hearing communicate with law enforcement. Originally created by theWisconsin Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the updated card seeks to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 30, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Deaf children learn words faster than hearing children
(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) Each year many deaf children get a cochlear implant to connect to the world of sounds. So far, it was not clear which processes take place in these children when they start to learn language -- and why they differ in the level of language they achieve. Now, the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences found that deaf children with a cochlear implant learn words even faster than those with normal hearing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could this new jab mean the end of hearing aids?
For more than half a century, hearing aids have been the only effective treatment for the millions of Britons struggling with deafness.But that might not be the case for much longer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain imaging predicts language learning in deaf children
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) MRI brain scans can predict language improvement after a cochlear implant, laying the foundation for creation of brain specific therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"He felt it": Deaf boy hears live music for first time at NBA game
"It's just really great to see something that normally everybody else gets to experience with their kids. You know, hearing 'mom' and all that stuff. We didn't get that" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR corrects deafness in mice
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kelly, P. N. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Technique treats hereditary deafness in mice
Researchers developed a genome editing strategy to treat hearing loss in a mouse model of hereditary deafness. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why listening to music could make you deaf
William Shapiro from New York University Langone warns people are ignoring advice. Loud music stresses the hairs in the cochlear and shears them, causing permanent damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Violence and disability: experiences and perceptions of victimization among deaf people - Admire A, Ramirez B.
Research on the unique experiences of deaf people is rare, and limited information exists regarding the nature and extent of violence against this population. Existing scholarship highlights the increased vulnerabilities of deaf individuals; however, there... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Gene Editing In Mice May Help People Hear Too
Scientists use a new gene-editing technique to prevent mice destined to go deaf from losing their hearing. (This piece initially aired Dec. 20, 2017 on All Things Considered). (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Gene Editing Experiments In Mice May Help People Hear Too
Scientists use a new gene-editing technique to prevent mice destined to go deaf from losing their hearing. (This piece initially aired Dec. 20, 2017 on All Things Considered). (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Sudden Deafness May Flag CVD Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Interrupted vascular supply to the cochlea suggested as contributor (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Innovative gene editing method may prevent deafness
In many cases, hearing loss is hereditary and caused by genetic mutations. Experiments with novel gene editing methods may lead to a preventive treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Fish use deafness gene to sense water motion
(Case Western Reserve University) Fish sense water motion the same way humans sense sound, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Researchers discovered a gene also found in humans helps zebrafish convert water motion into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain for perception. The shared gene allows zebrafish to sense water flow direction, and it also helps cells inside the human ear sense a range of sounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breakthrough for genetic hearing loss as gene editing prevents deafness in mice
Prospect of a new class of therapies that could transform future treatment of genetic hearing loss, at the root of nearly half of all cases of deafnessDeafness has been prevented in mice using gene editing for the first time, in an advance that could transform future treatment of genetic hearing loss.The study found that a single injection of a gene editing cocktail prevented progressive deafness in baby animals that were destined to lose their hearing.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Genetics Deafness and hearing impairment Science Health Disability Biology Society Source Type: news