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Babies of the deaf communicate

Healthy, hearing babies born to deaf parents and exposed mainly to sign language use th...ith normal hearing who had been born into homes of deaf parents who mainly communicated to them through sign language. The babies were videotaped and comput...

Babies of the deaf communicate

Healthy, hearing babies born to deaf parents and exposed mainly to sign language use th...ith normal hearing who had been born into homes of deaf parents who mainly communicated to them through sign language. The babies were videotaped and comput...

Obesity risk for immobilized adults

... 2.5 times higher risk of obesity. Adults who were deaf or hard of hearing were also at high risk.. Lead author Christina Wee, Ph. D., says, "Physicians should recognize that patients with disabilities face increased risks for obesity and address their weight concern."....

Gene Therapy To Treat Deafness

...ner ear may restore partial hearing ability of the deaf mammals, say a recent study// published in Nature ...e new gene therapy may be able to cause clinically deaf people to get back some part of their hearing sensations. Tested on guinea pigs with a positive re...

Brain Patterns In Amusia May Be Related To Other Disorders

...ds enjoy the latest hit tunes, people who are tone deaf -- in scientific terms, suffering from amusia -- are excluded from the fun, unable to tell one note from another. The disorder can be congenital, present from birth, or acquired following injury to the brain. In an article published online August is...

Implants In The Ear Is Effective Against All Types Of Hearing Loss

...urgery, even when the implanted ear was profoundly deaf prior to surgery. The researchers also noted that patients’ ability to interpret speech in a noisy environment increased dramatically over time in proportion with the amount of residual hearing in the non-implanted ear. “In cases where even a small ...

Kalam Appeals to Eradicate Hearing Disability

...rvention was possible for restoring hearing to the deaf and the dumb. I saw four-year-old deaf and dumb children. After one of month of implanting and training they spoke out few words legibly. A...

Stem cell therapy for curing deafness

...ng stem cell therapy for restoring hearing loss in deaf people by creating embryonic stem cells // from the inner ear and regenerating the cells for treatment. The researchers have tried to regenerate the damaged cell by using sensory nerve cells and make them divide into required cell, which has lead t...

Early Intervention Required For The Hearing Impaired

...ildren's Society, there are an estimated 3 million deaf children in India. Four in every 1,000 children are born deaf, with 25,000 deaf babies are born every year. Only one in 10 deaf children go to school and 50% of them drop out at th...

Early Cochlear Implants Prove To Be Effective

...onducted on cochlear implants. About 36 profoundly deaf children aged between 5 years and 14 years were studied in the research. These children had received the cochlear implant for a period of one year. The research was aimed at seeing to what extent children with the implants were able to meld their new...

Research Throws Light On Regeneration of Hearing Cells

...and eventually die, resulting in the mice becoming deaf by the age of 3 months. Vestibular hair cells, however, appear to grow and mature relatively normally and continue cell division even in mature mice. Adult Rb-knockout mice maintain some vestibular function, indicating that those hair cells are contr...

Electrosurgery Ensures Integrity Of Cochlear Implant Following Adenoids Removal

...effective method to remove tonsils and adenoids in deaf children. Cochlear implant (CI) recipients have been discouraged from having monopolar electrosurgery for ear, nose, and throat procedures due to concerns over possible damage to the implant and the auditory neurons. While monopolar electrosurgery ...

Earlier the Cochlear Implants Used Better the Speech

Researchers have concluded that earlier a deaf child receives cochlear implants better will be hi...se of words//. When a 3? year-old child, born as deaf but used cochlear implants, able to hear partially in nine months earlier, the right time to make us...

Genes Responsible For Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Identified

...Ralph Holme, of Britain's national charity for the deaf and hard of hearing RNID commented that the finding was a breakthrough. "This discovery could revolutionize the way this common form of hearing loss is prevented and treated in the future," he added....

Three-year-old AIDS Patient Awaits Death

...om the government and social bodies have fallen on deaf ears. "It's extremely painful to know the plight of the girl. She inherited AIDS from her parents who died after doctors of the government hospital gave up hope of saving them," said R.K. Rajmani, chief of Chhattisgarh's AIDS Control Committee. "...

Loud MP3 Music Can Damage Hearing

... loudly is at a 30 percent increased risk of going deaf than the previous generation.// Researchers from the Deafness Research, UK, found that 14 to 16 year olds use their MP3 players for a minimum of 28 hours per week. Over a third of the 1,000 people polled said they had ringing in the ear, a sure sig...

Understanding Reasons for Tone deafness

...gnetic resonance imaging data from a group of tone deaf people were compared with the images of people with normal musical ability to find out what area of the brain was responsible for this condition and what possible anatomical anomaly could correlate with this "music disorder." "The results were consi...

Cuban Deaf-blind Children Regain Hearing

Nearly 20 Cuban deaf and blind children can hear now, thanks to the imp.... The result was this implant for the profoundly deaf children, whose problems were not solved through the conventional prosthesis, a technique usually ap...

Women - Do You Consider the Condom, a ‘must-have’ in Your Hand Bag, on a Night Ou?

Is the everyday talk of HIV/AIDS falling on deaf ears? ‘Careless’ is perhaps too mild a word to describe the women of today,// who appear to be completely in-charge of their lives, yet throw caution to the winds, in life and death matters. A new survey has shown that, nearly three out of four wom...

Genetic Disease Hits Kashmir Village

...have surfaced in Gandoh area. "All the victims are deaf and dumb. New born babies are also affected by the...likely to increase, as the newborn babies are also deaf and dumb. The village falls in Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's Bhaderwah constituency. The minis...

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