Tag: Deafness

Smoking Can Increase The Risk Of Going Deaf By 60 Percent

Smoking has many negative health effects that range from cancer to death, now there's another that smokers have to look out for. Smoking can lead to people becoming deaf.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2018

CRISPR And Deafness: Gene-Editing Tool Prevents Hearing Loss In Mice

Scientists recently cured mice with progressive hearing loss using a new genetic engineering technique. What is the CRISPR-Cas9 and how could it cure deafness?

Public Health December 30, 2017

Gene Delivery Therapy Using Supercharged Adeno-Associated Virus Restores Hearing And Balance In Deaf Mice

A new gene delivery therapy using supercharged adeno-associated virus restored hearing and balance in deaf mice, offering hope to about 30 million people in the United States suffering from hearing loss. How does the treatment work?

Biotech January 30, 2017

Brain Stimulation May Ease Effects Of Single-Sided Deafness: Study

Single-sided deafness has been found to be closely related to brain plasticity issues, specifically a misalignment of brain hemispheres. New findings are hoped to lead to the elusive cure to this condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2016

Nutritional Supplements May Slow Down Progression Of Genetic Hearing Loss In Children

Taking nutritional supplements may be beneficial to children with a genetic hearing loss, a new mice study revealed. The supplements may significantly slow down the condition's progression.

Life March 16, 2016

Deaf Woman Hears Baby's Heartbeat For The First Time After Landmark Surgery

The first pregnant woman in the United Kingdom to ever undergo a cochlear implant now has her device switched on, enabling her to hear her unborn child’s heartbeat. Kimberley Ward, 27, lost her hearing when she was a teenager.

Life December 18, 2015

Focusing On A Task May Leave You Temporarily Deaf: Study

Concentrating on a demanding visual task can make a person momentarily deaf, as revealed in a new UK study. Researchers at the University College London called this deficit "inattentional deafness."

Life December 9, 2015

New System Could Give 16 Million People With Special Needs Internet Access

The project, undertaken by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the federal government, would automatically format any device to the user's needs and preferences.

Internet October 27, 2015

Gene Therapy Cures Deaf Mice, Offers Hope Of Treatment For Congenital Deafness In Children

Mice that had defective genes replaces with working copies showed evidence of a restored ability to sense sound, researchers say. The finding could help with human congenital deafness, they suggest.

Life July 8, 2015

Skype Translator Adds French And German To List Of Spoken Languages

French and German have been added to the list of spoken languages in the Skype Translator preview app.

Apps/Software June 18, 2015

This Woman Taught Her Cats To Communicate By Using Sign Language

A retired teacher for deaf students who is hard of hearing taught her cats how to communicate by using sign language.

Internet Culture April 2, 2015

A Whole Town Learned Sign Language To Surprise A Deaf Resident And The Video Is Incredibly Touching

It's not easy living among people that don't communicate the same way you do. That's why this heartwarming video is sure to bring you to tears.

Internet Culture March 11, 2015

WHO To Teens And Young Adults: Limit Listening To Music To One Hour Or You Might Go Deaf

The World Health Organization suggests listening to music over a prolonged period could result in hearing loss. Millions of people are at risk due to the unsafe use of audio devices.

Life March 1, 2015

Scientists restore hearing in deafened mice: Therapy could work for humans

Partial deafness in mice has been reversed using a technique that could hold promise for millions of Americans affected by the disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2014

Heartwarming video of deaf baby reaction on hearing mother's loving voice for first time

A seven-week-old baby was fitted with hearing aids, allowing him to hear the voices of his parents for the first time in his life. The family caught the reaction in a new video that is going viral on the World Wide Web.

Life September 7, 2014

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