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Monthly Archives: August 2013
Study Identifies Molecular Process Behind Form of Non Syndromic Deafness
Researchers identify an underlying molecular process that causes a genetic form of non-syndromic deafness in a new study that also suggests affected families may be at risk of damage to other organs.
This Dorm Was Tailor Made For the Deaf Students Who Helped Designed It
Architects are bound by law to design buildings that are accessible to the disabled, but the deaf often get left out of the equation. A group of designers and deaf students are now trying to change that—and their first building, a dormitory at predominantly deaf college Gallaudet University, is their manifesto.
Your Family's Health: What Did You Say?
It may be more than selective hearing loss when your teen does not answer you. Among the younger populations there is an increase in hearing loss as a result of more widespread use of portable music players.
Stanford scientist looks for a deeper understanding of hearing through the bones in our heads
Stanford mechanical engineer Sunil Puria is unraveling the mysteries of bone conduction hearing, which could lead to a better understanding of hearing – and some types of hearing loss.
The EHDI Web Resource Guide has been Updated
We’ve updated our EHDI Web Resource Guide to include new examples of effective EHDI websites.
Court Decision Supports CART in the Classroom for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the plaintiff in K.M. v. Tustin Unified School District (No. 11-56259), providing a victory for students who are deaf and hard of hearing to gain access to Computer-Assisted Realtime Transcription (CART) as an accommodation in mainstream K-12 classrooms.
Dr. Karl White is Named as the Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education at USU
Dr. White has had a great impact on early identification of hearing loss in children and in helping to provide children with early access to language.
Developing Hearing Devices
Scientists are using 3-D printing tools plus a cell culture to create what is termed a bionic ear. Scientists at Princeton University have created a functional ear that can hear radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability. This project is the research team’s first effort to create a fully functional organ that not only replicates a human ability but extends it by using embedded electronics. It is also the first time that researchers have been able to demonstrate that 3-D printing is an effective strategy for interweaving tissue with electronics.
The August edition of Probes and Tips is now available: Empower a Pediatric Audiologist to Assist You
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