Tag Archives: Hearing Loss

American Girl ‘Girl of the Year’ Doll Rocks a Hearing Aid

[Source: USA Today] American Girl is starting off the new year with a message of ambition and inclusivity –and a nod to the upcoming summer Olympics. The Mattel-owned company has announced its annual “Girl of the Year,” and 2020’s doll is … Continue reading

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Even Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss in Children Leads to Changes in How Brain Processes Sound

[Source;  Medical X-Press] Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the brain, but new research published today in eLife shows that even mild-to-moderate levels of hearing loss in young children can lead … Continue reading

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Screening Tests for Vestibular Dysfunction in Children

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Research indicates that children with hearing impairment may have vestibular loss as well. This may be indicated by the following: children who exhibit hearing and vestibular loss may learn to walk later. bike riding, and other balance related … Continue reading

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All Employees at New Starbucks Can Sign

[Source: Washington Post] Starbucks has more than 8,000 stores nationwide. One of them will soon be run entirely in American Sign Language. Starbucks’s first signing store in the United States will hire 20 to 25 deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing people … Continue reading

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Brain Imaging Predicts Language Learning in Deaf Children

[Source:  Medical X-Press] In a new international collaborative study between The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, researchers created a machine learning algorithm that uses brain scans to predict language ability … Continue reading

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