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

Scientists Use Gene Editing To Prevents A Form Of Deafness in Mice
Success with a new gene-editing technique in mice prone to deafness highlights the potential for using it to prevent a form of inherited hearing loss in humans. But it has many hurdles to overcome.(Image credit: SPL/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Scientists Use Gene Editing To Prevent A Form Of Deafness in Mice
Success with a new gene-editing technique in mice prone to deafness highlights the potential for using it to prevent a form of inherited hearing loss in humans. But it has many hurdles to overcome.(Image credit: SPL/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Harvard scientists cure deaf mice with gene therapy
The new treatment, pioneered by Harvard University researchers, used a technique called Crispr CAS-9, which modifies DNA in living cells. Deafness is genetic in over 50 percent of cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR Helps Mice Hear
Researchers reduce the severity of hereditary deafness in mice with the delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 protein-RNA complexes that inactivate a mutant gene in their inner ears. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 20, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

NIH study uncovers clues about why common cancer drug causes hearing loss
(NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) Cisplatin is retained in the cochlea indefinitely following chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High definition hearing: Deaf sufferers joy as scientists invent bionic ear
HIGH definition “bionic hearing” using light to activate nerves in the ears of the deaf is being developed by scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence and accessible theater for the deaf and blind
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed pioneering technology, called Stage-sync, so that people with visual and auditory impairment can enjoy musical stage shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Hearing Fades with Age, Dementia Risk May Rise
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Hearing Disorders and Deafness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life after deafness: Why treating hearing loss immediately is important
STEVE Mintern ’s life was turned upside down when he woke up one morning to discover he had gone completely deaf. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Build a Stronger Global Health Workforce, We Must Be Good Stewards
December 05, 2017To all frontline health workers without a voice:  We are listening.It may seem that we are losing ground. From celebrity tax havens to Black Friday bargain brawls, it may seem that the great divide between the 2% and the 98% has swallowed our moral compass. That we have lost our direction, and our human north is pointing toward despair.But many of us are still working to build a healthier, safer world. And we can ’t do it without health workers, particularly those working on the front lines of care in areas around the world most in need.For those frontline health workers without a voice, and for...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Noisy Commutes Could Cause Long-Lasting Damage
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Disorders and Deafness, Noise (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How dirt, danger and chaos sparked the taming of lightning
(Springer) Death and misfortune were often the spark for engineers and technologists to turn scientific discovery into everyday electronic appliances. Alexander Graham Bell was a specialist teacher of the deaf, while it took many deaths from contaminated food before the first cooling machines were constructed. This book shows how, over a hundred years, a few basic inventions spawned the huge range of electronic devices that have changed the way we live. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NICE finally advises ban on vaginal mesh implants
For years women have complained about damage caused by the plastic mesh inserted to treat their post childbirth damage — complaints that seemed to fall on deaf ears, until now. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

REVEALED: How commuting on public transport 'could be making you DEAF'
COMMUTING on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, scientists claim. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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