The recent televised ABC experiment regarding discrimination against deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals provides an opportunity to educate prospective employers and human resource professionals about the potential that deaf and hard-of-hearing employees have.
Researchers in Australia have found that patients suffering from hearing loss which began during infancy and childhood could benefit from a transplant of stem cells from their nose.
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has signed on to support a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require better access to television captioning for people with hearing loss.
Deaf discrimination is the topic of this week's ABC program What Would You Do? and explores whether people would speak up in a situation where deaf people were being discriminated against.
An ADA ruling now requires that H&R Block furnish sign language interpreter services when necessary for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing so they may have equal access to the goods, services and accommodations made available to others.
New hearing loss research has revealed that a novel molecular mechanism that underlies deafness is caused by a mutation of microRNA called miR-96. The discovery could provide the basis for treating progressive hearing loss and deafness.
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Sustained exposure to loud workplace noise may affect quality of sleep in workers with occupational-related hearing loss, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers.
The Rochester Institute of Technology American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Community Center (RADSCC) opened this week in the center of RIT’s campus, establishing a space for students of diverse backgrounds to come together.
Incidence of child abuse is more than 25% higher among hearing impaired children, when compared to children with normal hearing.
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is educating the hearing health community about heart disease and its connection to hearing loss during February, American Heart Month.
By stimulating the vagus nerve, researchers have discovered a way to essentially retrain the brain to ignore the nerve signals that simulate ringing in the ears, or tinnitus.
New brain research on how tinnitus is perceived may lead to better understanding of its causes as well as better treatment options in the future.
A new study will investigate whether hybrid cochlear implants will help individuals with high-frequency hearing loss.
Regardless of gender and the number of cigarettes smoked per day, nicotine seems to cause a reduction in the blood supply to the smokers' cochlea, thereby affecting hearing.
Scientists have identified a protein responsible for protecting the ear from age related hearing loss and could provide a new target for anti-aging drug therapies.
GUMC neuroscientists have found neurons in the brains of bats that seem to shush other neurons when relevant communications sounds come in and is a process that may be working in humans as well.
A new AT&T app allows deaf and hard of hearing users to make video relay service calls with iPhone 4 communicating through a certified ASL interpreter.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is reminding the public about the potential risks of hearing damage and a negative impact on communication development that can happen from the misuse or overuse of various types of devices.
A new study shows that our brains are wired so we can better hear ourselves speak. The findings may be helpful in better understanding some aspects of auditory hallucinations, such as those experienced by people who suffer from schizophrenia.
Tinnitus, what many think of as ringing in the ears, is the perception of sound without any real acoustic stimulation. Sound masking therapy, a common component of tinnitus treatment, is of uncertain benefit when used on its own, a new evidence review finds.
Research reveals that households with secondhand smoke, children between 12 and 17 are almost twice as likely to have recurrent ear infections as compared to adolescents who live in a smoke-free environment.
Just like our eyes, our brains are wired to receive sound from both ears. So when your audiologist says that you are experiencing bilateral hearing loss, you may want to consider two hearing aids for these reasons.
Many studies have shown that hearing loss, especially untreated hearing loss, can have a negative impact on the quality of life; everything from relationships with friends and loved ones, to earning power on the job.
The Coalition for Global Hearing Health, a new organization made up of humanitarian hearing health professionals, is raising awareness and looking for solutions to the global hearing loss crisis, and will hold its first conference on June 14 and 15 2010 in Washington D.C.
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