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Family Needs Assessment Highlights Challenges for Families – 8 hours ago

The AG Bell Family Needs Assessment study sheds new light on the perceptions of families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing about the quality and availability of…

HLAA Signs Historic Agreement on Movie Captioning – 2.3 days ago

In an historic first, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) along with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), the…

ASHA Engages With World Health Organization on Hearing Protection Effort – 4.3 days ago

ASHA’s Listen To Your Buds Campaign To Be Cited As Effective Tool. WHO Initiative Will Seek To “Make Listening Safe” During Leisure Activities.
Rockville, MD – November 3,...

David and Carol Myers Foundation Endorses H.R. 5304 – 0.9 weeks ago

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology is pleased to announce that the David and Carol Myers Foundation has formally endorsed H.R. 5304, the Audiology Patient Choice…

Lack of Thyroid Hormone Blocks Hearing Development – 1.2 weeks ago

TAU researchers discover that a genetic form of deafness is due to absence of thyroid hormone.
Fatigue, weight gain, chills, hair loss, anxiety, excessive perspiration …

National Math Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students – 1.5 weeks ago

RIT has hosted popular contest for middle school students for eight years.
Middle school students can participate in Rochester Institute of Technology’s eighth annual Math…

AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline: Tinnitus – 1.8 weeks ago

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has released the first ever mutli-disciplinary, evidence-based clinical…

Improving Babies' Language Skills Before they're Even Old Enough to Speak – 2 weeks ago

A Rutgers researcher focuses infants on noticing the sounds that are most important.
In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language…

GW Physician Addresses Stigma against Patients and Providers with Disabilities – Sun, Nov 9th 2014

Leana Wen, M.D., shares her personal experiences on sensitizing doctors to patients with disabilities in an essay published in Health Affairs.
WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2014)...

Universities Should Follow RIT's Role in Preparing Disabled Students for Work – Fri, Nov 7th 2014

NOD kicks off National Disability Employment Awareness Month at RIT Career Fair.           
Rochester Institute of…

Infant Cooing, Babbling Linked to Hearing Ability, MU Researcher Finds – Wed, Nov 5th 2014

MU study reinforces the importance of early hearing interventions.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Infants’ vocalizations throughout the first year follow a set of predictable…

How Learning to Talk is in the Genes – Mon, Nov 3rd 2014

Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.
Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Integrative…

Viral Infection in Nose Can Trigger Bacterial Infection in the Ear – Sat, Nov 1st 2014

Middle ear infection (acute otitis media) is very common in young children. Now, a new study from the US suggests one of the triggers can be a viral infection in the nose.
The…

ASHA to Stress Early Detection of Communication Disorders at AAP Meeting – Thu, Oct 30th 2014

Message Comes on Heels of Pediatrics Study Indicating a 63% Increase in Speech Problems and 16% Rise in Hearing Problems in U.S. Children Since 2001-2002. “Wait and…

Hearing Loss Association of America to Celebrate 35th Anniversary – Tue, Oct 28th 2014

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded by Howard E. “Rocky” Stone, is the leading organization for people with hearing loss and has been providing solutions…

EEOC Chair Yang Calls for Renewed Effort to Hire People with Disabilities – Sun, Oct 26th 2014

White House Celebrates ‘Champions of Change’.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) Chair Jenny Yang spoke on Tuesday at a White House event…

RIT/NTID Student Changes Statewide Testing, Earns National Girl Scout Award – Fri, Oct 24th 2014

She’s one of 10 Girl Scouts to be honored nationwide with a $5,000 prize.
A second-year Rochester Institute of Technology student is receiving national recognition this…

Leading Advocate for Senior Citizens, the National Aging in Place Council Endorses the Audiology Patient Choice Act - H.R. 5304 – Wed, Oct 22nd 2014

Washington D.C. – The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC), a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing information and resources that will help seniors remain…

ASHA Expresses Support For Pan American Health Organization's Plan of Action on Disabilities and Rehabilitation – Mon, Oct 20th 2014

Comment Is An Opening Step As An Officially Recognized NGO.
Rockville, MD – October 2, 2014 - In its first official act after being recognized as a non-governmental…

NIDCD Recognizes National Protect Your Hearing Month and National Audiology Awareness Month – Sat, Oct 18th 2014

October 16, 2014 - October is National Protect Your Hearing Month and National Audiology Awareness Month. This month, the National Institute on Deafness and Other…

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