Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Are you a business owner or a media producer or an event organizer or an employer or an educational institution? Have you thought about making your aural information…
"You have something on your lip,” Marlee Matlin says, wiping a blob of makeup from this reporter’s mouth as her interpreter stands silently by. “I read lips!” she adds with a smile. So she does. In...
A spoken language is more than just words and sounds. Speakers use changes in pitch and rhythm, known as prosody, to provide emphasis, show emotion, and otherwise add meaning to what they say. In a new study, three linguists look at…
The hormonal teenagers in “Spring Awakening” aren’t happy with their lot: One minute they’re singing about “The Bitch of Living.” And while they’re t...
"Although the panel has yet to make a formal recommendation, three stated goals with the intended purpose of improving access to hearing care were stated:
1) Reduce the overall costs of hearing technologies
2) Stimulate innovation and technological development
3) Increase the number of people with hearing loss who use this technology
To achieve these goals it is widely speculated that the group’s final recommendation will include technology-based changes in federal regulation to promote innovation in order to improve access. Toward that end, specific items mentioned in the meeting to foster more “consumer shopping” included, allowing consumers to shop for the best value, making internet shopping for hearing technology more accessible, and allowing new entrants into the market more easily."
An important council that advises the president and the executive branch of the federal government has…
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Saturday, 19 September 2015
A few years ago, our Editor Charlie Swinbourne made this Lipreading Challenge video for the BBC's Ouch disability website. Since it's Lipreading Awareness Week, how...
The multimedia artist Trish Adams wants more people to understand the challenges of navigating crowded urban areas with hearing loss.
MUN student, William Sears has a hearing disability. He's upset that one of his professors, Ranee Panjabi refused to wear a sound-transmitting device during a...
Insurance covers glasses, but it doesn't usually cover hearing aids. A 20-something who needs them explains what that means for her budget.
A non-profit retirement community for deaf, deaf-blind, and blind seniors is now under construction near the heart of charming downtown Morganton, NC home of the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD). Featuring independent living in affordable one...
In 2003, a Russian boarding school for deaf students caught fire in the middle of the night. In the old building, there were no flashing alarm lights or vibrating beds to...
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