Monthly Archives: February 2019
Study takes personal approach to cochlear implant programming
Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants.
Just in Time: Family Organizations Provide Hearing-Loss Lifeline
Summer Picnics for Microtia and Atresia Families
Caroline Clark’s brief but spectacular take on using technology to speak
Caroline Clark was diagnosed as deaf at the age of two. Born into a hearing family, she reflects on her relationship to words and how she turned to technology to help her speak.
New Emoji Include People With Disabilities
A dozen icons depicting the experiences of people with disabilities are coming to smartphones and other devices later this year.
Google adds two impressive features to Android phones for people with hearing loss
Google is starting to roll out two new features for Android phones today that are meant to help the some 900 million people around the world who the World Health Organization says will be suffering from hearing loss by the year 2055. The features are actually two apps for Android called Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, both of which do exactly what the names imply.
Melissa Malzkuhn on the power of connecting through language
Melissa Malzkuhn was born deaf, and into a deaf family of gifted storytellers. In her brief but spectacular take, Malzkuhn describes how early access to sign language allowed her to connect with humanity. She’s now the creative director of the Motion Light Lab at Gallaudet University.