A new service dog on the job, Jem is working hard for her handler and having a big impact on everyone she meets.
The curly-haired standard poodle is trained to keep an ear out for certain sounds as part of her duties to Cindy Neil, who lives with profound hearing loss.
Future iPhone software and cameras could support sign language recognition, alongside a range of other in-air interface gestures, according to a patent application published today.
Stevens Point, WI On any given day at Red Panthers practice, no one is paying more attention than Pacelli sophomore Kendra Robinson. Kendra is 100% deaf. But with the help of hearing aids, and lip reading, she hears everything.
A group of American Sign Language (ASL) students, accompanied by part-time instructor Sara Evans, attended the Mason-Dixon Girls’ Basketball Tournament at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville last Saturday.
Evans encouraged students to attend the trip in order to immerse themselves within the Deaf world and practice their signing with others.
Researchers at King’s College London and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the United Kingdom have for the first time demonstrated a direct link between the Wbp2 gene and progressive hearing loss.
A pair of Myo gesture-control armbands and a computer or smartphone may make it faster and easier for the hearing impaired to communicate using sign language with those who don’t understand it.
A child in the public school setting might benefit from various forms of assistive technology (AT). School-based SLPs should work as part of a team with parents, teacher(s) and private SLPs or other clinicians to determine the best use of AT in school as well as external environments like the home.
We are pleased to announce that the first issue of The Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (JEHDI) is now available for downloading at http://jehdi.usu.edu. JEHDI is a bi-annual scholarly peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to advancing Early Hearing Detection and Intervention by publishing articles that describe current research, evidence – based practice, and standards of care. Taking a broad systems perspective, the JEHDI focuses on newborn and early childhood hearing screening, diagnosis, family support, early intervention, the medical home, information management, financing, quality improvement and other key factors critical for an effective EHDI system.
The first issue of JEHDI includes the following articles on important issues by well-known researchers and practitioners in the field. To have a manuscript reviewed for consideration to be published in a future issue of the JEHDI, go to http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/jehdi/styleguide.html.
A team of researchers at the University of Connecticut is reexamining a decades-long debate as to whether deaf children should learn sign language to maximize their potential for optimal development.
New technology is being used at Rochester Institute of Technology to help students learn and communicate in and out of the classroom.
The new technologies include voice recognition apps, video remote-interpreting and captioning services, just to name a few. This is technology that students say is changing the way they’re communicating both in an out of class.