'For God's sake, vaccinate your children': Measles survivor still feels the effects after 69 years
Brenda Shaw spent a month in hospital when she contracted measles as a four-year-old in 1950. The infection burst her eardrum, leaving her deaf in the right ear and causing complications that still trouble her today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Deaf woman claims she will become a MILLIONAIRE by teaching sign language from her home
Katie Redstar, 34, is set to teach sign language to huge corporate companies. The entrepreneur from Leeds has also signed a book deal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use
(NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers. The multi-ethnic study is the first to look across all genes to identify genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarettes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Edmonton's deaf arts festival makes some noise
A deaf actor and playwright based in Edmonton, Chris Dodd is passionate about the arts but often leaves the theatre feeling underwhelmed, disconnected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

World Health Organisation wants to limit noise levels in NIGHTCLUBS to stop millennials going deaf
The Geneva-based organisation offers guidelines for such venues, but they're not widely implemented. As a result, some reach 110 decibels - the equivalent to a chainsaw. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millennials risk going DEAF because their headphones don't limit 'dangerously high' noise levels
The World Health Organisation, in Geneva, is urging manufacturers to ensure smartphones and other audio players cap volume limit - and restrict the amount of time people can listen to loud music. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quick DNA test that could save newborns from deafness
Hospitals in Manchester and Liverpool will carry out the NHS trial of the DNA test, which identifies babies at risk of losing their hearing if given the common antibiotic gentamicin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf moth evolves sound-production as a warning to outwit its predator
A genus of deaf moth has evolved to develop an extraordinary sound-producing structure in its wings to evade its primary predator the bat. The finding, made by researchers from the University of Bristol and Natural History Museum, is described in Scientific Reports today [Tuesday 5 February]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf
(University of California - Riverside) Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events. The workshop utilized a sound stage that allowed the CSDR students to 'feel' vibrations from rockets, stars, galaxies, supernovae, and even remnants of the Big Bang itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deaf moth evolves sound-production as a warning to outwit its predator
(University of Bristol) A genus of deaf moth has evolved to develop an extraordinary sound-producing structure in its wings to evade its primary predator the bat. The finding, made by researchers from the University of Bristol and Natural History Museum, is described in Scientific Reports today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Google unveils two new apps support communication for deaf and hard of hearing people
One app will help transcribe speech to text and the other will help amplify certain sounds and minimize others.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

40 Cases of Measles Confirmed Amid Concerns the Pacific Northwest Outbreak May Spread
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being exposed. The revelation prompted public health officials in Oregon’s Deschutes County and in Hawaii to issue alerts, although no cases were confirmed in either location. “It raises concerns that this can go on for a long time, become geographically larger than it is and more cases over weeks and months,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, public health director for Clark County, in southern Wa...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gillian Flaccus / AP Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hearing loss and cognitive decline: Study probes link
Data from an 8-year study of 10,000 men aged 62 or older reveals a link between hearing loss and a markedly greater risk of subjective cognitive decline. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Official Urge Vaccinations amid Northwest Measles Outbreak
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measl...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Official Urge Vaccinations amid Northwest Measles Outbreak
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Official Urge Vaccinations amid Northwest Measles Outbreak
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measl...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

New mutations causing inherited deaf-blindness have been discovered
(Sechenov University) A team of scientists from Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU) together with their colleagues from leading scientific centers of Moscow and India described a number of genetic mutations causing Usher syndrome (inherited deaf-blindness). They found previously unstudied unique mutations in investigated DNA regions. The results of the study were published in the Ophthalmic Genetics journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep dive into tone deaf Gillette razor ad that stereotypes male masculinity finds it is directed by Kim Gehrig — who hates men
(Natural News) In an effort to commemorate its “The Best A Man Can Get” ad campaign from 30 years ago, the Gillette razor company could have hardly picked a more controversial way to do it. In ‘refreshing’ it’s three-decade-old message, the company hired Kim Gehrig to direct its opening ad, which is entitled, “We Believe.” ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds more eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breaking through: How sign language classes became 'a miracle' for this Newfoundland mom
As sign language classes spread along Newfoundland's west coast, the lessons aren't just benefiting the deaf and hard of hearing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Hundreds more patients to be eligible for cochlear implants
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated guidance for the NHS in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hundreds more children and adults eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Reversing hearing loss by regrowing hairs
A revolutionary form of treatment for hearing loss may be on the horizon. A recent study investigates ways to regrow the ear's all-important sensory hairs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Emotional moment deaf teenager, 13, hears again after he is reunited with the hearing aid he lost
Ben Farrimond, 13, wears cochlear implants after meningitis left him deaf. The family, of Merseyside, searched for two days. His mother captured the revelation they had been found magical moment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unbelievable: U.S. agrees to give Mexico more than $10 billion but there are NO dollars for the border wall
(Natural News) Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the powers that be are completely tone deaf to the desires of most Americans or if they do things purposely to thumb their noses at us, and this is one of those occasions where it could go either way. As readers are likely aware, POTUS Donald Trump... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daughter signs for deaf dad at rock concert
Rocking out at a concert, Kari Carberry didn't miss a beat as she signed the lyrics of the songs for her deaf dad in Canada last week. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The road to hearing for baby Aida
For many parents, the first months of having a new baby are full of cuddles, kisses, some sleepless nights and joy. That's exactly what life was like for the Little family after baby Aida was born. But when she was one month old, her parents realized their happy, beautiful daughter was deaf. Experts at Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Wear earplugs for your Christmas parties to stop you from going DEAF
Action on Hearing Loss, a charity based in London, said that not wearing the protective plugs in noisy environments could cause permanent damage to your hearing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death of 7-Year-Old Girl in DHS Custody ‘Preventable,’ Says Pediatrics Group President
The head of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in Department of Homeland Security custody “preventable” and called for pediatricians to have oversight of detention centers that hold migrant children. Dr. Colleen Kraft says the Dec. 8 death of Jackeline Caal is part of a broader failure to meet children’s basic needs that has characterized the Department of Homeland Security’s interaction with young people detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. “We will not stop asking questions until we learn more about the circumstances of this girl&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

Nursing student says his deafness is no longer a barrier
A deaf man who is fulfilling his goal of joining the nurse workforce hopes his success story will inspire others with hearing impairments to embark on a career in the health service. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New York City to Host cutting-edge linguistic research in January
(Linguistic Society of America) Research presentations on topics as diverse as sounds systems, endangered languages, computer-mediated language, and modes of communication developed by deaf-blind communities are among the highlights of the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), to be held in New York, N.Y. from Jan. 3-6, 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Incredible footage shows teenage girl SINGING through brain surgery to preserve her musical talent
Kira Laconetti, of Washington, became tone deaf due to musicogenic epilepsy. Surgeons performed an 'awake craniotomy' in order to identify and preserve the musical area of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving children a voice
Only last month Karen was celebrating after winning the teaching and learning support staff category at the National Association for Special Educational Needs’ annual awards. The category is open to “anyone in a teaching and learning support role who has demonstrated commitment and excellent practice which has improved the outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs”. Karen (pictured above) has worked at St Giles for almost 18 years and described the awards ceremony, held at London’s Waldorf Hotel, as “a lovely evening. I met so many inspirational candidates. “I...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News deaf members East Midlands education stars in our schools Source Type: news

Hearing recovery from deafness caused by bromate intoxication - Suzuki J, Takanashi Y, Koyama A, Katori Y.
OBJECTIVES: Sodium bromate is a strong oxidant, and bromate intoxication can cause irreversible severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss. This paper reports the first case in the English literature of bromate-induced hearing loss with hearing recovery... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Mother, 28, captures incredible moment her profoundly deaf baby hears AND says her first word
One-year-old Sienna Ashton, from Melbourne, Australia, was born with hearing disabilities in both ears, November 2017. But the youngster was able to hear after having surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf boy's amazing reaction to Makaton bedtime story
Mum Laura McCartney says her son Tom, who has complex medical needs, was "enthralled" to see a story told "in his language". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother captures incredible moment her profoundly deaf daughter hears AND speaks for the first time
One-year-old Sienna Ashton, from Melbourne, Australia, was born with hearing disabilities in both ears, November 2017. But the youngster was able to hear after having surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby hears for first time with cochlear implants
One month after 7-month-old Aida Little was born, her parents realized she couldn't hear. Experts at Mayo Clinic diagnosed Aida with a condition called Waardenburg syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes deafness and pigment changes of the hair, eyes and skin.? In October, a surgical team at Mayo placed cochlear implants into Aida's head [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: App allows deaf people to 'hear' conversations 
Deaf people will be able to ‘hear’ in group conversations by using a revolutionary new wearable device called SpeakSee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conference debates access to voting, hate crime and BSL
A busy morning at UNISON’s disabled members’ conference continued with a debate on access to voting. Alvin Chambers of Newcastle City told delegates that “all voters have the right to vote independently and in secret … I know this, because the Electoral Commission says so on the website”. But as he went on to explain: “Good luck getting into the voting station if you’re in a wheelchair and, if you do get in, the polling booth probably won’t be accessible to you. “What if you’re blind and there’s no braille ballot paper?” In that case, the clerk at the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News disability hate crime disabled members national disabled members' conference 2018 Source Type: news

Disabled members speak out over lack of proper disability leave
A busy final morning at UNISON’s disabled members’ conference in Brighton saw delegates work through a wide range of business. Moving a motion for the South East region, Fran Fox said that it is “recognised that employees with a disability” may need to take time off work “if their mobility or illness becomes severe”. But it is also recognised that a lack of understanding by some employers about disability leave can result in disabled employees facing “formal action” particularly around absences, though this contravenes the Equality Act. Kathleen Kennedy for the national commi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News disabled members equality equality act national disabled members' conference 2018 Source Type: news

Deafness could be reversed? Scientists discover how to regrow lost cells in the ear
Researchers from the University of Rochester found that viruses, genetics and even existing drugs could cause little hairs to regrow in the inner ear. These hairs pick up on noises entering the ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Deaf or Dead? the Unbearable Choice for Some TB Patients
[IPS] Cape Town -Like death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Deaf or Dead? the Unbearable Choice for Some TB Patients
[IPS] Cape Town -Like death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Personal Health: Unlocking the World of Sound for Deaf Children
‘ My mother practically cried when I heard a cricket chirping in the house, ’ says a woman who got a cochlear implant at age 11. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Children and Childhood Cochlear Implants Deafness Ears and Hearing Voice and Speech Disabilities Sign Language Source Type: news

Concussion epidemiology in athletes who are deaf or hard-of-hearing compared with athletes who are hearing - Brancaleone MP, Clifton DR, Onate JA, Boucher LC.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the epidemiology of concussion between athletes who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (D/HoH) and athletes who are hearing. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. SETTING: Data were collected from 2 Division III athletic programs. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Deaf or Dead? The Unbearable Choice for some TB Patients
Phumeza Tisile is a student at the University of Cape Town and an advocate working to help eradicate TBBy Phumeza TisileCAPE TOWN, Oct 3 2018 (IPS)Like death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium. TB is curable, but some strains are resistant to first line treatment, which can be the beginning of a nightmare for the infected person, as I found out in 2010. I was in the first year of undergraduate studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Phumeza Tisile Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Sign Language for HIV/Aids Counsellors
[The Herald] The National Aids Council, in conjunction with Government, recently conducted a training workshop for HIV and Aids counsellors for the deaf after it emerged that they were not easily accessing information regarding the infection and the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Deaf Canadians 'at risk' in times of national emergency
When the next ice storm, wildfire or terror attack happens, Canadians who are deaf or hard of hearing will be in greater peril than others because most public notification systems are not accessible to them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news