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'Exciting' breakthrough in effort to help children with hearing loss - Florida State News



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'Exciting' breakthrough in effort to help children with hearing loss 
Florida State News
?We used MRI to capture these abnormal patterns before cochlear implantation and constructed a machine-learning algorithm to predict language development with a relatively high degree of accuracy, specificity and sensitivity,? said co-senior author ...
Brain imaging predicts language learning in deaf children Science Daily

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Refusal to recruit employee with hearing loss was perceived disability discrimination - Lexology



Refusal to recruit employee with hearing loss was perceived disability discrimination 
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This is the first case which has found perceived disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. Under the Act, a person has a disability if they have an impairment, whether mental or physical, which has a substantial and long-term adverse ...

 


Inclusion in India: Women religious sign Mass, advocate for hearing impaired - Global Sisters Report (blog)



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Inclusion in India: Women religious sign Mass, advocate for hearing impaired 
Global Sisters Report (blog)
Trained in sign language, both are making faith more accessible to the hearing impaired. Their efforts have helped an Oriental Catholic Church in India launch a special ministry to hundreds of hearing impaired people. The two are among 40 similarly ...

 


NIH Funding Study of Detroit Firefighters' Risk of Hearing Loss - FireEngineering.com



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NIH Funding Study of Detroit Firefighters' Risk of Hearing Loss 
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One adverse health outcome associated with long-term environmental exposure to lead and cadmium is hearing loss. Hearing loss has devastating effects on an individual as it significantly affects quality of life and productivity. With the help of ...

 


Arizona legislators consider tax break for the hearing impaired - Today's News-Herald



Arizona legislators consider tax break for the hearing impaired 
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PHOENIX ? The question of whether those with hearing impairment get tax relief could depend on whether lawmakers are willing to consider eliminating other tax breaks. Several members of the Senate Finance Committee indicated during a hearing Wednesday ...

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New App for People with Hearing Loss Helps with Phone Calls - HuffPost



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New App for People with Hearing Loss Helps with Phone Calls 
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During his freshman year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983, film director Larry Guterman found himself at an extremely loud party. The boisterous festivity left him with ringing in both ears for about a week ? ultimately pushing him ...

 


Goats and Soda - NPR



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Goats and Soda 
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The 2011 Indian census cites roughly 1.3 million people with "hearing impairment." Contrast that to numbers from India's National Association of the Deaf, which estimates that 18 million people ? roughly 1 percent of the Indian population ? are deaf ...

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'This is depraved conduct,' DA says of California couple accused of torturing kids - CNN



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'This is depraved conduct,' DA says of California couple accused of torturing kids 
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Most of the children of David and Louise Turpin suffered from severe caloric malnutrition, and several have cognitive impairment as a result of abuse, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said Thursday. Hestrin said he is filing 12 counts of ...
Perris child torture case: 'We're looking at human depravity,' district attorney says The Desert Sun

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How CRISPR could fight genetic hearing loss - Futurity: Research News



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How CRISPR could fight genetic hearing loss 
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Gene editing could one day help people at risk of losing their hearing due to genetic mutations, according to new research. Xue (Sherry) Gao, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice University, is co-lead author of a new ...
Innovative gene editing method may prevent deafness Medical News Today
Treatment of autosomal dominant hearing loss by in vivo delivery of genome editing agents | Nature Nature
FDA approves novel gene therapy to treat patients with a rare form of inherited vision loss FDA.gov
FDA.gov  -American Academy of Audiology 
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Risk for Cognitive Decline, Dementia Linked to Age-Related Hearing Loss - Neurology Advisor



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Risk for Cognitive Decline, Dementia Linked to Age-Related Hearing Loss 
Neurology Advisor
Age-related hearing loss may be a sign of increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia. Elderly patients who experience age-related hearing loss (ARHL) may be at greater risk for cognitive decline and impairment compared with elderly patients with ...