Bone Conduction Devices Tied to Better Hearing-Related Quality of Life Bone Conduction Devices Tied to Better Hearing-Related Quality of Life
People with single-sided sensorineural deafness who receive bone conduction devices experience improved hearing-related quality of life, but no change in general quality of life, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Postpartum depression: A deaf mum's story.
Catherine, a single parent who is also deaf, struggled with postpartum depression. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum depression: A deaf mum's story
Catherine, a single parent who is also deaf, struggled with postpartum depression. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WWII veteran, 102, regains his hearing and social life, thanks to UCLA cochlear implant program
As a World War II pilot flying B-17 bombers behind enemy lines in Europe, Irvin Poff never backed down in the face of danger.In 1944, while he was flying in formation with a squadron of 28 other Army Air Force planes, an engine on Poff ’s plane failed five minutes before he was ordered to drop 6,000 pounds of explosives over an Austrian oil refinery. Knowing Nazi fighters liked to pick off solo flyers, he diverted full-throttle emergency power to his remaining three engines.“We were supposed to limit emergency power to six minutes to prevent the engines from overheating and exploding,” Poff recalled. &ldq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rose Ayling-Ellis health: 'It's not funny' - star snaps at partner after health blunder
ROSE AYLING-ELLIS has overcome massive hurdles to be the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, with her and partner Giovanni Pernice adapting the way they train in order to learn difficult ballroom and latin routines. However, there is still one problem that limits how much Rose can train - what is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giants WR Kadarius Toney Facing Criticism for Tone-Deaf Tweet on Henry Ruggs III
Kadarius Toney recently shared his thoughts on the Henry Ruggs III situation. #giantswr #henryruggsiii #kadariustoney (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McAnea hails ‘campaigning spirit’ of disabled members
UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea spoke of the devastating impact of COVID-19 on disabled people, when she addressed UNISON’s national disabled member’s conference on Monday. She said that the fact that almost two thirds of those who have died of the virus had a disability was “so shocking, it’s almost hard to comprehend,” adding: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of all those who lost their lives during this pandemic.” With almost 200,000 disabled members, UNISON is one of – if not the – largest organisation of disabled workers in the country. ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 2, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article News 2021 National Disabled Members Conference Source Type: news

GP leading plans for industrial action over No10's plan to boost face-to-face appointments RESIGNS
Dr Richard Vautrey, the chair of the BMA's GP committee, has said he will step down later this month. He was accused of being 'tone deaf' over his stance on face-to-face appointments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sign language for safe work: key results of international project and their potential - Kuhnov á I, Horáčková A.
An international cooperation of seven organizations from five European countries has produced several new tools to enrich existing ways of interpersonal communication in the workplace and to contribute to greater safety for deaf, hard of hearing employees ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Egypt Must End State Oppression of Women and Girls
Egyptian women protesters behind bars. Credit: VOA News By Reem Abdellatif and Nimco AliCAIRO, Egypt, Oct 27 2021 (IPS) The fate of Egyptian women and girls delicately hangs in the balance as the country continues to have one of the worst records in the world for gender equality. With oppression often state-sanctioned, Egyptian women face a daily struggle against sexual harassment and other violations of their basic human rights, including institutionalised violence. Today, African Women Rights Advocates (AWRA) and The Five Foundation, The Global Partnership To End FGM, have come together with Equality Now, Democracy for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Reem Abdellatif and Nimco Ali Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Patients condemn GPs over industrial action threat to hold more face-to-face appointments 
The British Medical Association was yesterday condemned for its 'tone-deaf' refusal to comply with orders to see more patients in person and 'misreading the public mood'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa's Mental Health Epidemic - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
[Daily Maverick] This is a scream for help that, tragically, will fall on deaf ears. People will harm themselves, harm others and some will die because the government will ignore what I am about to write. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Deaf Man Who Couldn't Hear Police Commands Was Tased And Spent 4 Months In Jail
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lauren Ridloff, MCU's First Deaf Hero in'Eternals,' on Her Superpower
In her first major role in a feature film, she wasn ’t fazed by things that might unnerve others, but she had to show filmmakers how to work with deafness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Bahr Tags: Movies Deafness Actors and Actresses Content Type: Personal Profile Ridloff, Lauren Jolie, Angelina Eternals (Movie) Zhao, Chloe Marvel Entertainment Source Type: news

Lauren Ridloff, MCU's First Deaf Hero in'Eternals,' on Her Superpower
In her first major role in a feature film, she wasn ’t fazed by things that might unnerve others, but she had to show filmmakers how to work with deafness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Bahr Tags: Movies Deafness Actors and Actresses Ridloff, Lauren Jolie, Angelina Eternals (Movie) Content Type: Personal Profile Source Type: news

WHO chief urges halt to booster shots for rest of the year
The head of the World Health Organization is calling on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year, expanding a call that has largely fallen on deaf ears (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fiddling in Nairobi While Africa Goes Hungry
Members of Africa's Rural Women's Assembly are among the farmer and civil society organizations demanding a shift away from Green Revolution programs in the face of rising hunger. Credit: Rural Women's AssemblyBy Timothy A. WiseBOSTON, Aug 31 2021 (IPS) As the United Nations gears up for its Food Systems Summit September 23, the urgent need for structural changes in how we grow, harvest, distribute, and consume food has never been more apparent. According to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) annual hunger report, released July 12, the world experienced a nearly unprecedented one-year rise in severe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Timothy A. Wise Tags: Africa Civil Society Climate Change COVID-19 Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Barbara Kannapell, Activist Who Empowered Deaf People, Dies at 83
She gave them a sense of identity and culture and helped legitimize American Sign Language, which she considered her native language. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katharine Q. Seelye Tags: Kannapell, Barbara (1937-2021) Deaths (Obituaries) Deafness Sign Language Language and Languages Colleges and Universities Gallaudet University Source Type: news

Tinnitus symptoms: Can tinnitus make you go deaf? When to seek help
TINNITUS is a distressing disorder which presents itself in several ways. Sufferers have usually spent a long time in environments with high-volume sounds. But can tinnitus make you go deaf? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rose Ayling-Ellis health: Strictly's first deaf contestant says 'don't be ashamed'
THE EASTENDERS star is best known for her role as Frankie in the BBC hit show. Now, Rose Ayling-Ellis will be the first deaf contestant to compete on Strictly Come Dancing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Covid-19 - Disabled Community Plans 'Education' Through Sign Language, Dramatization
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Members of Liberia's community of persons with visual impairment (blind), hearing impairment (deaf), and other persons living with disabilities are to carry awareness about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Liberia through Sign Language (for persons who can't hear or talk) and dramatic performances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CMS' Proposed 22% Cut to Radiation Oncology Is'Tone Deaf'CMS' Proposed 22% Cut to Radiation Oncology Is'Tone Deaf '
A mandatory new model that would see a 22% reduction in payments for some radiation oncology treatments has received strong pushback from the medical community.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

For G.O.P., Infrastructure Bill Is a Chance to Inch Away from Trump
The former president’s efforts to bring down the bipartisan deal fell mostly on deaf ears among Republicans, signaling his waning... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silent no more: identifying and breaking through the barriers that d/Deaf people face in responding to hazards and disasters - Calgaro E, Craig N, Craig L, Dominey-Howes D, Allen J.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) mandates stronger inclusion of persons with disability in DRR. Yet pathways to achieving new targets for disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) and their feasibility remain unclear ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Covid: Deaf woman wins claim over lack of sign language at briefings
A lack of sign language at two government briefings was discriminatory, a High Court judge finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denied Assistant, U.S. Paralympian Drops Out of Games
Three-time gold medal swimmer U.S. Paralympian Becca Meyers, who is deaf and blind, is dropping out of the Tokyo Games because she is not allowed to bring her personal care assistant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: How Technology Is Improving Health Information Access for the Deaf Community
MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Early in Dr. Michael McKee's career, one of his patients, who was deaf, died from a heart attack. It led him to study how to prevent it from happening to others. That tragic event might not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Apple And Gallaudet University Team Up To Put Deaf-Friendly Businesses On The Map: Literally
Most digital maps do not highlight information that Deaf people may need to know when they navigate to new places, such as if a business has staff who can communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). But Gallaudet's Signing Ecosystem pinpoints Deaf-friendly businesses on Apple Maps. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laken Brooks, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Improving deaf awareness in the workplace, NHS Employers
At the beginning of the pandemic, management were making changes to appointments, from face to face to telephone consultations. I was very adamant that we had to think outside the box and consider those with hearing loss and cater for their needs by conducting video consultations instead. I offered support and wrote some tips (which are included below) on how to best communicate with patients and staff who have a hearing loss, especially in the new situation having to wear masks. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch-up: Vax deafness, ICS warnings and Simon says… goodbye
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid: Deaf campaigner takes legal action over No 10 briefings
The government is accused of breaching the Equality Act by failing to provide sign language interpreters. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WET conference stresses the importance of health and safety
Health and safety “might not grab the headlines … but that work is vital”. Opening the weekend’s virtual conference for UNISON’s water, environment and transport service group (WET), Ruth Davies (pictured above), the chair of the service group executive, paid tribute to the members who have helped keep the country going in the pandemic. The virus has had a “devastating impact”, she noted. It has been like “nothing we’ve experienced before, and safety has had to be paramount”. But Ms Davies said that it was a “demonstration of the strength of our union and o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 Special WET Conference Source Type: news

How to communicate with patients who are D/deaf or have hearing loss, BMJ
Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated communication difficulties due to mask wearing obscuring access to facial features needed for lipreading& non-manual features of sign language. Article outlines strategies to improve communication with D/deaf patients in clinical practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JAMA Editor Steps Down Amid AMA Shakeup JAMA Editor Steps Down Amid AMA Shakeup
Critics of a 16-minute JAMA podcast in February said it was harmful and tone-deaf, and pointed to several discriminatory articles that had been published in JAMA as recently as last summer.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

The recognition of facial expressions of emotion in deaf and hearing individuals - Rodger H, Lao J, Stoll C, Richoz AR, Pascalis O, Dye M, Caldara R.
During real-life interactions, facial expressions of emotion are perceived dynamically with multimodal sensory information. In the absence of auditory sensory channel inputs, it is unclear how facial expressions are recognised and internally represented by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Sensing and Response Issues Source Type: news

How Do Deaf People Learn to Speak?
Title: How Do Deaf People Learn to Speak?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/25/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/25/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - May 25, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Covid: Deaf campaigner calls for clear mask research
A campaigner is calling for more research into clear masks to stop people feeling isolated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs slam health chiefs over 'tone deaf' orders to see patients face-to-face
The British Medical Association's (BMA) GP committee yesterday said medics had been let down by NHS England. Patients now have the right to see their family doctor face-to-face. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify a gene that causes canine hereditary deafness in puppies
(University of Helsinki) Finnish researchers have been the first to determine the cause for the nonsyndromic early-onset hereditary canine hearing loss in Rottweilers. The gene defect was identified in a gene relevant to the sense of hearing. The study can also promote the understanding of mechanisms of hearing loss in human. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers closer to gene therapy that would restore hearing for the congenitally deaf
(Oregon State University) Researchers have found a key new piece of the puzzle in the quest to use gene therapy to enable people born deaf to hear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Namibia: State Broadcaster Strike Hinders Vaccination Campaign
[New Era] Government's call for Namibians to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has largely fallen on deaf ears in rural Namibia as dead air engulfs the nation's airwaves. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Depression Is a Pandemic. Let ’s Use the Lessons of COVID-19 to Find Treatments
A version of this article also appeared in theIt’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. This week, we have a special Mental Health Awareness Month edition of It’s Not Just You. In addition to the piece below, you can read a guest essay from Ciara Alyse Harris, one of the stars of the hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen here. My dad, who was always intuitive, told us he saw that my little sister’s depression had returned when he printed photographs he’d taken of her. “I could see it in her eyes, like a ghost,” he said. It was an observation born of love a...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Depression Is a Pandemic. Let ’s Use the Lessons of COVID-19 to Find Treatments
A version of this article also appeared in theIt’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. This week, we have a special Mental Health Awareness Month edition of It’s Not Just You. In addition to the piece below, you can read a guest essay from Ciara Alyse Harris, one of the stars of the hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen here. My dad, who was always intuitive, told us he saw that my little sister’s depression had returned when he printed photographs he’d taken of her. “I could see it in her eyes, like a ghost,” he said. It was an observation born of love a...
Source: TIME: Science - May 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

BMA GP chair: 'GPs let down by tone deaf NHS demands on face-to-face appointments'
NHS England has let down general practice with its 'tone deaf' demand for all patients to be offered face-to-face care, says BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey. Read his full response to updated advice for general practice below. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Awareness Week
The week of the 10th to 16th May, 2021, is New Zealand Sign Language Week (NZSL), a nationwide celebration of NZSL as an official language of New Zealand (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 11, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Deaf Communication Source Type: news

The study of spatial safety and social psychological health features of deaf children and children with an intellectual disability in the public school environment based on the visual access and exposure (VAE) model - Ma N, Ma S, Li S, Ma S, Pan X, Sun G.
In this study, the authors suggest a new approach based on the Visual Access and Exposure (VAE) Model to evaluate the spatial safety and so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus: The impact on the deaf community
Fresh calls for change are being made as the deaf community continues to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disability in Goma. The Power of Staying Together Against Covid-19, War, and Stigma
Credit: Elena L. PasquiniBy Elena L. PasquiniROME, Apr 22 2021 (IPS) Sylvain Kakule Kadjibwami lost the use of his legs during one of those ambushes that bloodlessly bleed North Kivu. “When I was shot, I thought it was the end of my life, but when I shared it with other disabled people, I discovered that life is still possible,” he said. Now it is Covid-19 that risks destroying the dreams of Sylvain, a small trader from Goma, a city whose roads are volcanic rock-ridden screes where pick-ups trudge. Those who walk face the risk of falling at every step. However, for those who cannot, the same roads can become tr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia TerraViva United Nations Video Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviours among deaf adolescents in Ghana: a cross-sectional study - Quarshie ENB, Fobi D, Acheampong EK, Honu-Mensah CM, Fobi J, Appau O, Andoh-Arthur J, Oppong Asante K.
BACKGROUND: A growing global concern is that suicide research has paid little attention to young people with disabilities, particularly, in low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs). We aimed to estimate the 12-month prevalence of suicidal ideation and att... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

RIT researcher finds that sign-language exposure impacts infants as young as 5 months old
(Rochester Institute of Technology) While it isn't surprising that infants and children love to look at people's movements and faces, recent research from Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf studies exactly where they look when they see someone using sign language. The research uses eye-tracking technology that offers a non-invasive and powerful tool to study cognition and language learning in pre-verbal infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news