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Brainstem implants let deaf children to hear for the first time

Children who have been deaf for their entire lives are receiving the gift of hearing for the very first time thanks to a device being tested by researchers across the country.

Vitamin supplement helps with hearing loss

Vitamin B3 supplements could assist in preventing noise-induced hearing loss. This finding is based on new research using mice. The experimental finding could also be used to treat types of aging-related conditions that are linked to a protein deficiency.

FCC adopts new closed captioning quality standards

Washington - Closed captioning has been around for a number of years, serving the deaf, hard of hearing, and learning disabled. New standards will make closed captioning even better on TV.

Review: Nina Raine's drama about deafness, 'Tribes', debuts in Toronto Special

Toronto - Winner of a few major 2012 awards in both London and New York, Nina Raine's play “Tribes” is a powerful examination of communication issues between the deaf and the hearing. Too bad that Canadian Stage's new production doesn't always get it right.

Blindness boosts hearing ability

New research shows that hearing improves in mice that were deprived of visual stimulus for a week. The experiment was designed to measure 'sensory compensation'.

Cell phone providers to support text to 9–1–1 throughout 2014

Washington - For someone with a hearing or speech disability placing a call to 911 is very time consuming. The FCC have adopted previsions where people can now text 911 in an emergency.

Scientists getting close to the genetic causes of deafness

Miami - A research team are seemingly getting close to identifying the causes of genetic deafness, following some recent advances in technology.

Painkiller linked to hearing loss in women

A recent study has shown a link between some types of commonly-used painkillers and female hearing loss. The same effect has not been seen with men.

Stem cells could treat deafness

Stem cells restored audible range of deaf gerbils for the first time according to a study by researchers at the University of Sheffield, UK published in journal Nature, as BBC News reports.
 

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