If you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the fall, you will likely attend a “Kindergarten Round-up” or enrollment event. Health screenings, including hearing tests, are often part of the event.
Monthly Archives: April 2016
The Theme for World Hearing Day 2016 is ‘Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!’
In conjunction with World Hearing Day on March 3, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new materials related to childhood hearing loss http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/world-hearing-day/2016/en/. The materials ask for a call to action of what public health and partners can to do prevent and detect childhood hearing loss.
ASL dual immersion program offers second graders a new experience at Eastern Greene Elementary
Learn how one school is offering an opportunity few second graders receive.
Researchers Discover Link Between Hearing Loss And Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers reviewed studies exploring the link between type 2 diabetes and hearing loss and found evidence that the condition can cause damage to the auditory system.
A Supreme Court justice said 4 words in American Sign Language
On Tuesday, April 19, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said, “Your motion is granted” in court. Sound typical? It’s not.
Because for the first time in U.S. history, these words were spoken from the Supreme Court bench in American Sign Language.
Electronic Baby Toys Associated with Decrease in Quality and Quantity of Language in Infants
Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
Baby Communication Development: Babies Love To Hear Their Own Babbles, Makes Them Talk More
Two undergrads win Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for gloves that translate sign language
Two University of Washington undergraduates have won a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for gloves that can translate sign language into text or speech.
More than learning a language, students experience what it means to be deaf
Students in Iowa State University’s American Sign Language program test their skills during a visit to the Iowa School for the Deaf.
Supreme Court to Swear in Large Group of Deaf Lawyers
Mobile phones ordinarily are strictly forbidden in the marble courtroom of the nation’s highest court, but the justices are making an exception next week when roughly a dozen deaf and hard-of-hearing lawyers will be admitted to the Supreme Court bar.