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

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

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

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

Kevin Spacey continues bizarre Christmas tradition of tone-deaf videos
Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey shared a third annual Christmas Eve video Thursday that left many wondering whether he knew how to read the room. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists at Tel Aviv University develop new gene therapy for deafness
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) presents an innovative treatment for deafness, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear. The genetic material " replaces " the genetic defect and enables the cells to continue functioning normally. They maintain that this novel therapy could lead to a breakthrough in treating children born with various mutations that eventually cause deafness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leadership Mindset with an Emphasis in EMS, Part Three
Conclusion “Half of what is taught in medical school is wrong, but nobody knows which half. –  Lucy Hornstein, MD.”15 The same could be said about leadership as well. Many leadership fads have been developed over time and may have had their place, but as times and trends change, so does leadership. As leaders in EMS, it’s crucial to adapt to the new generations of employees and identifying the best ways to work for and with them. The story of the blind men and the elephant is a good story to remember as leaders to say not all things that appear to be true necessarily are.   ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Exclusives Adminstration & Leadership EMS Source Type: news

Leadership Mindset with an Emphasis in EMS, Part Three
Conclusion “Half of what is taught in medical school is wrong, but nobody knows which half. –  Lucy Hornstein, MD.”15 The same could be said about leadership as well. Many leadership fads have been developed over time and may have had their place, but as times and trends change, so does leadership. As leaders in EMS, it’s crucial to adapt to the new generations of employees and identifying the best ways to work for and with them. The story of the blind men and the elephant is a good story to remember as leaders to say not all things that appear to be true necessarily are.   ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Exclusives Adminstration & Leadership EMS Source Type: news

Leadership Mindset with an Emphasis in EMS, Part Three
Conclusion “Half of what is taught in medical school is wrong, but nobody knows which half. –  Lucy Hornstein, MD.”15 The same could be said about leadership as well. Many leadership fads have been developed over time and may have had their place, but as times and trends change, so does leadership. As leaders in EMS, it’s crucial to adapt to the new generations of employees and identifying the best ways to work for and with them. The story of the blind men and the elephant is a good story to remember as leaders to say not all things that appear to be true necessarily are.   ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Exclusives Adminstration & Leadership EMS Source Type: news

Leadership Mindset with an Emphasis in EMS, Part Three
Conclusion “Half of what is taught in medical school is wrong, but nobody knows which half. –  Lucy Hornstein, MD.”15 The same could be said about leadership as well. Many leadership fads have been developed over time and may have had their place, but as times and trends change, so does leadership. As leaders in EMS, it’s crucial to adapt to the new generations of employees and identifying the best ways to work for and with them. The story of the blind men and the elephant is a good story to remember as leaders to say not all things that appear to be true necessarily are.   ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Exclusives Adminstration & Leadership EMS Source Type: news

Leadership Mindset with an Emphasis in EMS, Part Three
Conclusion “Half of what is taught in medical school is wrong, but nobody knows which half. –  Lucy Hornstein, MD.”15 The same could be said about leadership as well. Many leadership fads have been developed over time and may have had their place, but as times and trends change, so does leadership. As leaders in EMS, it’s crucial to adapt to the new generations of employees and identifying the best ways to work for and with them. The story of the blind men and the elephant is a good story to remember as leaders to say not all things that appear to be true necessarily are.   ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Exclusives Adminstration & Leadership EMS Source Type: news

Leadership Mindset with an Emphasis in EMS, Part Three
Conclusion “Half of what is taught in medical school is wrong, but nobody knows which half. –  Lucy Hornstein, MD.”15 The same could be said about leadership as well. Many leadership fads have been developed over time and may have had their place, but as times and trends change, so does leadership. As leaders in EMS, it’s crucial to adapt to the new generations of employees and identifying the best ways to work for and with them. The story of the blind men and the elephant is a good story to remember as leaders to say not all things that appear to be true necessarily are.   ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Exclusives Adminstration & Leadership EMS Source Type: news

California's Health Order Falling on Many Deaf Ears California's Health Order Falling on Many Deaf Ears
In the Southern California oceanside city of Manhattan Beach, one arm of government is urging residents to stay home except for essential needs while another is encouraging them to get out and shop.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California's health order falling on many deaf ears
California health officials are urging the state’s residents to stay home as much as possible because of a coronavirus surge taxing the state’s hospitals (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tone deaf? Prince William's tour criticized amid pandemic
LONDON (AP) — A national train tour by Prince William and his wife Kate has received a frosty welcome from leaders in Wales and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Hearing Loss Feels Like in ‘Sound of Metal’
The director Darius Marder and the sound designer Nicolas Becker went to great lengths to put viewers inside the head of a musician going deaf. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mekado Murphy Tags: Movies Becker, Nicolas (Sound Designer) Marder, Darius Sound of Metal (Movie) Ahmed, Riz Ears and Hearing Deafness Source Type: news

‘ They Were All Very Brave ’ : Mom, 2 Children Rescued From Balcony During Fire
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Fire Lisa Gresci South End Source Type: news

Woman, 2 Children Rescued From Balcony During Fire In Boston ’ s South End
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Fire Department Source Type: news

Jon Keller ’s Massachusetts Turkeys For 2020
BOSTON (CBS) – A former governor, a ballot question and one of the worst teams in baseball make this year’s list of Massachusetts turkeys. DEVAL PATRICK In a presidential race filled with turkey candidates, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was one of the more curious birds. He jumped in way late, pinned all his hopes on name recognition in New Hampshire, then dropped out when he didn’t draw flies there, a tragicomedy that left even his local admirers wondering – why? NO ON QUESTION 1 At least the Patrick campaign didn’t drop $26 million on TV ads that seemed to turn off voters who s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Keller @ Large Syndicated Local Jon Keller Keller Top Turkeys Source Type: news

The role model teaching assistant
Tina Kemp works as a deaf educational instructor at several primary schools in London, with most of her time focused at Brimsdown School in Enfield. Tina is deaf herself, which gives her an in-depth understanding of deaf children’s needs. “My role is to teach deaf awareness and British Sign Language (BSL) to mainstream schools,” says Tina. “Deaf children at Brimsdown have deaf studies once a week to learn about their identities, cultures, technologies, local deaf clubs and much more. “Additionally, I aim for them to get a level one certificate in BSL before they leave their primary s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article deaf deaf members disabled members school staff stars in our schools teaching assistant Source Type: news

Support for GPs to deliver care to patients with hearing loss
A new toolkit to support GPs to deliver care for patients with hearing loss and which aims to encourage deaf patients to access primary care is available. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

South Africa: A Coffee Chain Where the Silent Treatment Is Appreciated
[Daily Maverick] I Love Coffee is a chain of caf és raising awareness about the Deaf community. Staffed mainly by Deaf and hearing-impaired employees, it is a one-of-a-kind social enterprise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

4 Boston Schools To Resume In-Person Learning For High Needs Students
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA schools Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Public Schools Coronavirus Source Type: news

Kenya: Student Builds App That Enables the Deaf to Communicate, Stay Safe During Covid-19
[Nation] Face masks, which are a helpful necessity due to Covid-19, pose a great challenge to people living with hearing impairment. This is because the deaf largely rely on sign language and reading lips to communicate, which is hard to do when face masks cover half of people's faces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Smartwatch App Notifies Deaf And Hard Of Hearing People Of Sounds
Researchers have developed a smartwatch app called SoundWatch that can alert deaf and hard of hearing people to different sounds in their environment. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Albert, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

RIT/NTID inventors receive patent for hearing test
(Rochester Institute of Technology) A new method for evaluating hearing has received a second patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Work leading to the patent, 'Method for Determining Hearing Thresholds in the Absence of Pure-Tone Testing,' was conducted at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SoundWatch: New smartwatch app alerts d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing users to birdsong, sirens and other desired sounds
(University of Washington) University of Washington researchers have developed SoundWatch, a smartwatch app for deaf, Deaf and hard-of-hearing people who want to be aware of nearby sounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Group home provider settles allegation from deaf resident
Federal litigators have reached a civil settlement with the largest operator of group homes in Virginia for people with developmental disabilities over allegations it failed to provide necessary sign language interpreters for a deaf resident (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kim Kardashian facing Twitter backlash for tone-deaf birthday posts
The reality star took her inner circle to a private island amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf blind woman's rights breached by how her student loan was administered: court
An Ontario court has ruled that the provincial and federal governments must operate their student loan program in a way that ensures those with disabilities who take longer to complete their studies are not saddled with more debt than their able-bodied peers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Rebecca Knill: Technology Has Come So Far —When Will Our Mindset Catch-Up?
As a deaf person, Rebecca Knill is anti-noise and "neutral" on sound. She explains how technology allows her to hear what she wants to hear, and asks why our mindset about ability hasn't caught up.(Image credit: Ryan Lash/Courtesy of TED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR/TED STAFF Source Type: news

Early Hearing Impairment Interventions for Kindergarten Readiness Early Hearing Impairment Interventions for Kindergarten Readiness
Starting early intervention enrollment before age 6 months in children who are deaf or hard of hearing may have a lasting influence on ensuring kindergarten readiness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Covid-19 Could Lead To ‘Sudden’ Permanent Deafness
Researchers recorded the first U.K. case of sudden hearing loss following Covid-19, which could be permanent without swift treatment (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

How Covid-19 could leave you DEAF
A report by doctors in London detailed how the unnamed man lost his hearing after a long stint in intensive care with Covid-19. It's the first time it has been reported in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Will Sign Language Become SA's 12th Official Language?
[New Frame] If South African Sign Language is recognised as one of the country's official languages, it will considerably ease many of the deaf community's problems of access, education and equality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Concerns Over How the Deaf Will Read Lips With Teachers in Masks
[Nation] Teachers have said government-run online educational programmes following closure of schools due to Covid-19 are inaccessible to children with disabilities, according to a new government report obtained by the Nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Deaf Community Hails New Children's Book
[New Frame] The story of friendship brings inclusion and diversity into children's literature, while highlighting the fight to officially recognise sign language in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Staffordshire nurse learns sign language to help deaf patients
A nurse is learning British Sign Language (BSL) for deaf patients at County Hospital in Stafford. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uber discriminates against deaf people, human rights complaint alleges
Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal will hear the case of an Uber customer who says the ride-hailing company discriminates against him on the basis of his disability. Michael McNeely is deaf/blind. His human rights complaint focuses on his limited hearing and Uber’s alleged failure to accommodate it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Early Intervention Has Lasting Benefit for Deaf Children
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) who are enrolled in early intervention (EI) by 6 months of age are more likely to be ready for kindergarten than those who enter EI later, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Syphilis?
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Where Are the Govt Covid-19 Social Safety Nets?
[Kubatana.net] WALPE in partnership with Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) and Mutasa Youth Forum (MYF) with the support from Christian Aid were on the 7th to the 10th of September 2020 in Mutasa District in Manicaland province for the Citizen Social Accountability Engagement Forums that were held in wards 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 26, 28 and 31. The platforms organised by the three organisations' Women Leadership Networks (WALANs) and Citizen Accountability Teams (CATs) were used to facilitate dialogue, exchange of ideas and participator (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vichay Phommachan: Deaf Artist, Actor, Model, and Dancer
Biography of Vichay Phommachan an 35 years old deaf artist, actor, model, and dancer born in Thailand and raised in Tecumseh, Nebraska (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 12, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Famous Disabled Source Type: news

RIT/NTID researchers study how deaf and hearing people watch sign language
(Rochester Institute of Technology) A recent study has shown that readers' eye gaze behaviors are strong indicators of words that are unexpected, new, or difficult to understand. The study by Rain Bosworth, an assistant professor and researcher in the Center for Sensory, Perceptual, and Cognitive Ecology (SPaCE Center) at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, explores the unknown qualities of gaze behavior for 'sign watching' and how these are affected by a user's language expertise and intelligibility of the sign input. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gaining support for disability equality
UNISON disabled members have won support for the union’s disability equality in the workplace campaigns from Labour’s new shadow minister for disabled people, Vicky Foxcroft MP (pictured). Members of the national disabled members’ committee had the chance to question Vicky at an online meeting over the summer. Vicky started by telling members about her background in the trade union movement and her own experience of “shielding” during COVID-19. Vicky has rheumatoid arthritis and the medication she takes means she is extremely vulnerable to the virus. At the start of the crisis she was able to ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article disabled members equality Source Type: news

South Africa: PanSALB to Launch Sign Language Charter
[SAnews.gov.za] The Pan South African Sign Language (PanSALB) Board will today launch the South African Sign Language Charter (SASL Charter) which is aimed at removing barriers to enable deaf people equal opportunities to information and services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

To Understand the ”Other”: How Disabilities Define Us
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 21 2020 (IPS)   You can shine your shoes and wear a suit you can comb your hair and look quite cute you can hide your face behind a smile one thing you can’t hide is when you’re crippled inside.                                                                ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Arts Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa: Deaf People Lose Houses to Land Occupation
[GroundUp] About 30 plots in Kuyasa reserved for deaf residents have been occupied. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Opioid use can trigger deafness
(Rutgers University) Opioid use, particularly in high doses, can cause deafness, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in The Journal of Medical Toxicology, reviewed records from the New Jersey Poison Control Center, based at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, from 1999 to 2018 to determine the association between opioid use and degrees of hearing loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For those with hearing loss, face coverings make communication difficult. The solution? See-through masks.
A nonprofit group has instructions for a homemade, deaf-friendly mask on its website. One manufacturer says demand for such a product has “skyrocketed.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news