Knowledge, attitude and practice of child sexual abuse prevention among parents of children with hearing loss: a pilot study in Beijing and Hebei Province, China - Guo S, Chen J, Yu B, Jiang Y, Song Y, Jin Y.
This study aimed to examine the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention among parents of children with hearing loss. The study involved 127 pairs of parents with deaf and hard of hearing children from three special ed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Budapest orchestra helps deaf people 'hear' Beethoven through touch
Zsuzsanna Foldi has been deaf all her life. Still, with her hands placed on the double bass, sitting among musicians in Budapest's Danubia orchestra, she can enjoy and literally feel Beethoven's famous Fifth Symphony. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The day I went deaf... in one ear
Kate Mulvey had sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), which is when there is a rapid hearing loss - often, as in her case, overnight - usually in one ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf children: 'We fundraised to communicate with Lola'
Provision of sign language courses for parents of deaf children is found to be "patchy". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fundraising to communicate with our daughter
Provision of sign language courses for parents of deaf children is found to be "patchy". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf and blind Ontario woman suing government over student loan debt inequality
A disabled woman is in an Ontario court this week seeking changes to Canada's student loan program that she argues would level the playing field for people with disabilities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Boy, 9, saves his grandmother from drowning after learning life-saving skills from YouTube 
Kian Aliffe was staying with his grandmother, Angela Jones, 51, in South Wales. He heard her making noises from the bathroom - despite being partially deaf - and rescued her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Testing hearing by looking at the eyes
Pupil dilation may provide a new and accurate way of testing hearing. The new test may be helpful for babies or people who have had a stroke. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Did Lead Poisoning Cause Beethoven ’s Hearing Loss?
After suffering a case of lead poisoning, a patient in Italy showed remarkable similarities with some of Beethoven ’s health symptoms, including his deafness. Could lead poisoning be the key to the composer’s hearing loss? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eva Amsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Ghana: First Atlantic Bank Donates Classroom Block to Cape Coast School for the Deaf, Blind
[Ghanaian Times] The First Atlantic Bank has, as part of its commitment to positively impact communities in which it operates, handed over, a fully furnished and equipped classroom block to the unit for the Blind at the Cape Coast School for the Deaf . (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Heartwarming footage captures the moment a deaf baby hears his mother's voice for the first time
Arlo Clark, who is 10 months old, was born with partial deafness in both ears. His mother, Sara Clark, from St Peter's, Worcestershire, filmed the moment he received a hearing aid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the deaf community is preserving Maritime Sign Language
People in the deaf community in Nova Scotia are documenting Maritime Sign Language on video, including it in plays and teaching it to interpreting students whenever possible. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Utah grandfather who has played Santa for 40 years gets his hearing back
Since he was 16, Mark Woodmansee has also been Santa Claus. After going deaf in his left ear, a cochlear implant has finally allowed him to hear children's wishes and his beloved family again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inventing sign language for space
British sign language is receiving an astronomical update thanks to a unique collaboration between a space scientist and a group of deaf astronomers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singing in sign language: Meet the 1st deaf choir in Newfoundland and Labrador
Even if you don't know sign language, you can hear the music of the deaf choir. The members joined for a one-time performance, but realized they had something special. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Father of deaf baby talks about viral moment with CNN
Each morning, 4-month-old Georgina Addison's parents turn her hearing aids on, and video of her reacting to her mother's voice has been viewed more than a million times on Twitter. Watch "Full Circle" weeknights at 5 p.m. ET. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A ten-minute hearing test can help diagnose 'party deafness'
Scientists from University College London and Newcastle University have created a new method to diagnose the so-called 'cocktail party problem'. Estimated 15 per cent have normal hearing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Moonlight Sonata’ Director on Deafness, Dementia, Hope
Irene Taylor Brodsky's doc reveals her deaf son's triumph and her deaf dad's Alzheimer's challenges ... "If you told my dad 50 years ago that there would be this tool that would allow him to hear, ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: International Day of Persons With Disabilities - No Nigerian Child Must Be Left Behind
[This Day] Abuja -It is estimated that no fewer than 25 million people are living with disabilities in Nigeria. This includes millions of children who daily face discrimination and in some cases abuse. Earlier in the year, there was the case of seven-year-old Imran Kanun Muhammad which was widely reported in the media. As a child with a disability, Imran allegedly suffered sexual violence and inhuman treatment at the School for the Deaf in Kuje, Federal Capital Territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA launches new master ’s degree in genetic counseling in fall 2020
To meet the rising demand for specialists trained to guide patients facing complex genetic disorders, theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is introducing a new master ’s of science degree ingenetic counseling.Housed within thedepartment of human genetics, the two-year program aims to broaden underserved populations ’ access to genomic medicine in Los Angeles, one of the most ethnically and racially diverse cities in the nation. A close alignment with the UCLA Institute for Precision Health and Institute for Society and Genetics will enhance cross-disciplinary training for students in the program. Gen...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing in adult mice
(University of Maryland) New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further study, cross-modal learning -- the manipulation of one sense to induce change in another sense -- could be used to help people with disabilities. For example, temporary sight deprivation might be used to help deaf and hearing-impaired people adapt to cochlear implants and hearing aids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An audification and visualization system (AVS) of an autonomous vehicle for blind and deaf people based on deep learning - Son S, Jeong Y, Lee B.
When blind and deaf people are passengers in fully autonomous vehicles, an intuitive and accurate visualization screen should be provided for the deaf, and an audification system with speech-to-text (STT) and text-to-speech (TTS) functions should be provid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

"Meth. We're on it.": Mixed reactions to South Dakota campaign
South Dakota is out with a new campaign to address the state's meth problem, but the slogan has a lot of people scratching their heads. Governor Kristi Noem came up with the slogan, "Meth. We're on it." Critics say the slogan is tone deaf, but the governor has declared the campaign a success. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, six, who was born blind is now going DEAF as his family face a race against time to find a cure
Cameron Alderman, of Bristol, is one of 40 known people with Norrie disease in the UK. He is reliant on his hearing to make sense of the world, but has been losing his hearing since the age of three. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet 'could stop you going deaf'
Scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, suggested nutritious foods could improve circulation in the inner ears and reduce damage caused by a lack of oxygen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviors and help-seeking attitudes among deaf and hard-of-hearing college students - Fox ML, James TG, Barnett SL.
The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and help-seeking attitudes among D/HH and hearing college students. METHOD: A total of 500,860 students completed the ACHA-NCHA-IIb (Fall 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mild deafness may harm your memory and spike your risk of dementia
Columbia University experts looked at 6,451 adults with an average age of 59. They found that for every 10 decibels decrease in hearing, there was a significant fall in cognitive ability. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women with Disabilities Speak out Against Exclusion at ICPD25
Jeffrey Jordan/ President of the Population Reference Bureau with ICPD25 participants. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) One in five women globally lives with a disability even as they have same needs and interests as women without disabilities, their access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights remains severely limited. Delegates representing people living with disabilities at the ICPD25 Conference painted a grim picture of barriers and challenges they face. “We are perceived to be asexual and therefore offering us reproductive health information is consider...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

CEO of California's PGE says people who lost refrigerators full of food should visit "food banks," and thank him for "not burning down any houses”
(Natural News) There is ‘out of touch’ and there is outright tone-deafness, and the head of a large California power company just set the new standard for the latter. You may have heard that California energy company PG&E has been engaging in rolling blackouts for several weeks after the producer was blamed for several large,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deafness Gene GJB2 Edited in Human Eggs
The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies —yet. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 18, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Britain's first blind and deaf medic says seeing and hearing doesn't make you a better doctor
Alexandra Adams, 25, from Cardiff, is a fourth-year medical student, on track to become the first doctor in Britain who is registered both deaf and blind. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deafblind doctor: I was told not to touch patients
A student set to become the NHS's first deaf and blind doctor describes discrimination she has faced. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chance Social Media Connection Leads to Red Cross Help for Young Member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
Originally published on redcross.org.  A chance meeting on social media helped American Red Cross employee Guillermo Cornavaca help a family hundreds of miles away be better prepared for home... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - September 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Home Fire bed shaker smoke alarm cochlear implant deaf and hard of hearing emergencies national preparedness month september Source Type: news

Hope for millions with hearing loss as scientists find 44 genes linked to age-related deafness
Researchers from King's College London and UCL found 44 strands of DNA were linked to loss of hearing in people over 40 after analysing genetic data from more than 250,000 participants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf teenagers are cured by a bionic implant in their skull
The breakthrough £12,000 device consists of a battery-powered microphone and sound processor which are placed beneath the skin and within the skull near the ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: increase Awareness About Reproductive Health Among Hearing Impaired
[Ghanaian Times] The Executive Director of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD), Mr Juventus Duorinaah has called for an increase in awareness about sexual and reproductive health among the hearing impaired. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hearing aids lower the chance of dementia, depression, and falling
A recent study concludes that wearing hearing aids is associated with later onset of dementia and a reduced risk of anxiety, depression, and falls. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Airlines Seek to Serve Hearing-Impaired Passengers
Delta becomes the latest major airline to take steps to help their customers who are deaf or hard of hearing have a smoother time traveling. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: SARS Helps the Hearing Impaired This Deaf Awareness Month
[SAnews.gov.za] With September marking Deaf Awareness Month, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is set to assist people with hearing impairments at several of its branches around the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors tackle CMV deafness virus in children
Eight-year-old Naomi struggles with balance after her mum passed on CMV during pregnancy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The vibrating, stick-on patch that could help thousands of people who are hard of hearing
The stick-on device transmits sound waves through the bones of the skull to the inner ear for processing into sounds. This bypasses the damage to the outer and middle ear that can cause deafness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CCGs offered help tackling neurological conditions
Better care for Parkinson ’s, MS and motor neurone disease Related items fromOnMedica 'Revived' dead pig brains offer new research hopes NICE issues guidelines on neurological conditions GPs have duty to protect abused vulnerable adults NICE sets care standards for spasticity GPs must greatly improve deaf awareness (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Protein discovery could lead to new hearing loss treatments
By identifying proteins that spur the birth of new hair cells in the cochlea, new research in mice paves the way to new treatments for hearing loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Deafness on verge of being cured by hearing loss hero Professor Kevin Munro
Don ’t shout it just yet, but massive strides are being made in the battle against hearing loss. Patients from tiny babies to the elderly are reaping the rewards of the pioneering work being done by Professor Kevin Munro and his team at Manchester University’s biomedical research centre. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Mexican Oil Company, Workers Offered ‘Health Incentive’ Bonus For Weight Loss, Trim Waistlines
(Bloomberg) — At Mexico’s state-run oil company, skinnier waists mean bigger bonuses. Under Petroleos Mexicanos’s new collective bargaining contract with its union, workers who meet certain body weight standards will receive a “health incentive” of 5,545.40 pesos ($287) a year. To qualify, they must have a body mass index, or BMI, of not more than 25 — or a maximum waist circumference of 90 centimeters (35 inches) for men and 80 centimeters (31 inches) for women. The so-called health bonus is a 4.6% increase from the last union contract. The policy runs counter to recommendations by heal...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Stillman / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Business Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Harlan Lane, Vigorous Advocate for Deaf Culture, Dies at 82
Dr. Lane saw the deaf as part of a distinct ethnic group with their own vibrant culture, and he opposed the use of cochlear implants for deaf children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Sandomir Tags: Deafness Deaths (Obituaries) Sign Language Lane, Harlan Psychology and Psychologists Northeastern University Disabilities Language and Languages Source Type: news

Deaf people could get 'almost perfect' quality hearing with cochlear implant which rebuilds sounds
Researchers at the University of Greenwich are working on an implant which they say will produce a significantly less 'metallic' sound quality than currently available technology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing aids may protect deaf people from dementia
A study of more than 4,000 hearing-impaired people by the University of Exeter found those who wore the amplifiers performed better on memory and attention tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It means he's not left out: How radio aids helped my deaf son
Radio aids can help young children with hearing loss - but not everyone can access them. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Libyan Disaster: Little Bits of History Repeating
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 9 2019 (IPS) The Libyan catastrophe and the suffering of ”illegal” migrants are generally depicted as fairly recent events, though they are actually the results of a long history of greed, contempt for others and fatal shortsightedness. Like former Yugoslavia, Libya was created from a mosaic of tribal entities, subdued by colonial powers and then ruled by an iron-fisted dictator. Now, Libya is a quagmire where local and international stakeholders battle to control its natural resources. The country holds the largest oil reserves in Africa, oil and gas account for 60 percent o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Global Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news