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Survey: Speech Therapy Helps, But People Who Stutter Suffer Discrimination

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Four out of 10 adults who stutter have been denied a job or promotion and 82 percent of children who stutter have been bullied or teased, according to a new survey by the National Stuttering Association. People who stutter make up about 1 percent of the po...

National Changing Diabetes Program Issues Statement on President Obama's Speech to the American Medical Association

PRINCETON, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Changing Diabetes Program (NCDP) commends President Obama for highlighting the importance of preventive care and chronic disease management in his speech to the American Medical Association Monday. The President emphasized prevention and team-b...

Pelosi Statement on President Obama's Speech to AMA on Urgent Need for Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on President Obama's speech in Chicago to the American Medical Association, in which he clearly described the urgent need for health care reform: "President Obama made a clear and compel...

Siemens Promotes May is Better Speech and Hearing Month on America's Largest Stage

Educating the public about hearing loss and the importance of hearing health PISCATAWAY, N.J., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. celebrates May is Better Speech and Hearing Month in Times Square from May 11 through 28 in many cameo appearances. Siemens will air a 3...

MxSecure Expands Offerings with M*Modal Speech Recognition Solution

Strengthens MxSecure's ability to provide affordable and timely transcription services Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 21, 2009 -- MxSecure, Inc., the nation's leading provider of transcription services to group practices, multi-specialty clinics and community health centers...

In Time for Better Hearing and Speech Month: VidaCura.com and Nexear Offers Consumers an Alternative to Traditional Costly Hearing Aids

About 1 in 6 baby-boomers suffer from hearing loss. Hearing aids often cost thousand of dollars per pair and are not usually covered by insurance. VidaCura.com and Nexear saves consumers money on over-the-counter hearing aids starting at under $400 and includes a no-risk 30 day trial. ...

Listening Up in a Down Economy: Better Hearing Institute Launches Public Service Campaign for Better Hearing and Speech Month

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) launched today a public service campaign for Better Hearing and Speech Month: Listening Up in a Down Economy. The campaign focuses on how hearing health affects job security, performance, and employment opportunities. BHI is encouraging people of all ages who ar...

MedicareSupplementPlans.com Says News Legislation Could Affect Physical, Speech Therapy Benefits for Medicare Recipients

MedicareSupplementPlans.com , one of California's largest independent insurance agencies specializing in Medicare supplement insurance plans, says MARS Act could remove therapy cap on Medicare services and provide seniors with access to necessary services. Los Angeles,...

White House Protest Denouncing Obama's Speech at Notre Dame and Proposed Change in Abortion Conscience Regs.

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue: On Wednesday, April 1, at 12:00 noon, D.C. area Pro-life leaders and activists will gather at Lafayette Park to protest the change in HHS regs regarding conscience for ...

Read my lips: Using multiple senses in speech perception

When someone speaks to you, do you see what they are saying? We tend to think of speech as being something we hear, but recent studies suggest that we use a variety of senses for speech perception - that the brain treats speech as something we hear, see and even feel. In a new report in Current D...

UQ research finds speech disorders can be assessed from a distance

= There should be no barriers to providing high-quality speech pathology services, according to University of Queensland PhD graduate Dr Anne Hill. Completed through UQ's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr Hill's research found speech and language disorders could be validly and r...

Gov. Howard Dean to Deliver Health Care Speech to Summit at National Institutes of Health

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 17th Governor Howard Dean will deliver a speech at the National Institutes of Health Summit: The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities in National Harbor, MD. The summit will be held in conjunction with the Nation...

M*Modal Announces Real-Time Speech Understanding Application for Healthcare Professionals Available on Apple App Store

M*Modal, a leader in advanced Speech Understanding technology, today announced the launch of AnyModal™ CDS Mobile on the Apple App Store. AnyModal CDS Mobile makes real-time Speech Understanding services available on the iPhone so physicians will be able to improve patient care from anywher...

Analog Devices Healthcare Director Delivers Speech on Role of Analog Semiconductors in Next-Generation Portable Medical Equipment : ADI's Pat O'Doherty is a featured speaker at electronica 2008.

During his speech today at electronica 2008, Pat O’Doherty, healthcare segment director for Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), spotlighted how sophisticated healthcare semiconductor technology is paving the way for the development of increasingly smaller and more powerful medical devices for use i...

Maastricht University researchers produce 'neural fingerprint' of speech recognition

Scientists from Maastricht University have developed a method to look into the brain of a person and read out who has spoken to him or her and what was said. With the help of neuroimaging and data mining techniques the researchers mapped the brain activity associated with the recognition of speech...

Flawless Captioning Service Brings Obama Victory and Speech to Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing Viewers

9,000 minutes of national and local election coverage with 99.99% captioning uptime CANONSBURG, Pa., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Election night in America. Millions of Americans eagerly watched news reports, exit polls, and election results for hundreds of national, sta...

Award-Winning Massachusetts Hospital Selects MedQuist Enterprise Technology for Clinical Documentation and Speech Recognition

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedQuist Inc. (Pink Sheets: MEDQ.PK) announces that Noble Hospital, a community hospital located in Westfield, Mass., has selected and begun implementation of MedQuist Enterprise technology solutions to provide hospital-wide dictation, trans...

150 Years Later 'House Divided' Speech Still Holds Strong Message

Issues for Many Have Changed to Health Care & Economic Security - Need for Lawmakers to Come Together for Solutions Remains SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 150 years ago this week, Abraham Lincoln delivered his "House Divided" speech at the Illinois State Capitol in Spr...

Huh, What Did You Say?: May is 'Better Hearing and Speech Month'

PALM BEACH, Fla., May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/- "Huh, what did you say?" is a phrase being used more often by Americans, particularly our children. More than 30 million Americans, that is 1 in 9 individuals, have significant hearing loss and the numbers are growing at a dramatic rate. Thirte...

New research on hearing health underscores the importance of better hearing and speech month

Alexandria, Va. - Three studies published in the May 2008 edition of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery reveal substantial new findings in several areas of hearing health, including research that indicates that patients with profound hearing loss benefit substantially from having cochlear impla...

Bob Barker's 'Right' to Free Speech Comes with a 'Price'

Recent Comments Made by TV Game Show Host Spark Controversy LOS ANGELES, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Barker, the long-time host of the television game show "The Price Is Right," recently spoke out against Concerned Dog Owners of California (CDOC), a non-profit group formed to support re...

Better Hearing Institute Kicks Off the Across America Hearing Check Challenge for Better Hearing and Speech Month, Bringing Better Quality of Life Back to Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announced today the launch of the Across America Hearing Check Challenge ( http://www.hearingcheck.org ), a nationwide campaign to help millions of Americans reclaim their quality of life by facing up to unaddre...

Healthcare Workers Sue SEIU for Infringing on Free Speech Rights

Suit filed Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five healthcare workers and members of United Healthcare Workers-West have sued their Washington-based parent organization, Service Employees International Union, alleging violation...

Leading Arizona Radiological Group Selects MedQuist for Speech Recognition Solution

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedQuist Inc. (Pink Sheets: MEDQ.PK) announces that Radiology Ltd. of Tucson, Arizona, has selected SpeechQ for Radiology(TM) as its front-end interactive speech recognition solution. Named one of the Top 25 "most connected healthcare facil...

Pitch Patterns Play Greater Role in Speech Perception

Language experience shapes the way the brain stem works, linguist says MONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The pitch of language and sound affects the development of the brain more than previously thought, according to new research. "Everyone has a brain stem, but it's tuned differe...

DaVita Nurse Gives Keynote Speech to St. George's Hospital Vascular Access Annual Meeting in London

Janet Holland Presents Findings on Importance of Vascular Access in Dialysis Care EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Janet Holland, Director of Vascular Access Management for DaVita Inc., gave a keynote speech during the 3rd St. George's Hospita...

Docs More Supportive of Stem Cell Research Funding Than Consumers After Viewing President's Speech

- Physicians across all political parties more supportive of stem cell research funding than consumers - FLEMINGTON, N.J., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study conducted among 962 physicians and consumers revealed that physicians are more supportive of stem cell research than consume...

Heart stem cell scientist to honor pioneering woman scientist in keynote speech

Professor Christine Mummery, one of the worlds leading heart stem cell experts, will later today (9 April) honour the memory of Dame Anne McLaren in the keynote lecture of the inaugural UK National Stem Cell Network Science Meeting in Edinburgh. Dr McLaren was an early pioneer of the study of embr...

Scientists Identify Broad Neural Response Behind Speech Reception

University of Maryland researchers have found that a particular resonance pattern in the brain's auditory processing region is the key to its ability to discriminate speech. In the June 21 issue of the journal Neuron, David Poeppel and Huan Luo report that the inherent rhythm of neural act...

Alzheimer's Drug may Help to Restore Speech in Stroke Patients

Spanish researchers have found that Alzheimers drug Donepezil may help people who have had a stroke speak again . Marcelo Berthier of the M dico-Sanitarias Research Centre in Malaga, Spain, says that the drug works by boosting neurons ability to communicate. The researchers wanted t...

Bird Song Study Provides Clues to Human Speech Disorders

A recent research has found that songbirds have a distinct right-brain response to the sound of songs, and can provide clues to human speech disorders . Researchers at the Methodist Neurological Institute (NI) in Houston and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City used functional MRI to ...

UN Leader to Deliver Speech Against the Spread of HIV/AIDS

A leader in the worldwide fight to control the spread of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Roland M. Msiska of Johannesburg, South Africa, Director of the Southern Africa Capacity// Initiative (SACI) of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will deliver a lecture and conduct a discussion at Stevens Institute ...

Toddlers' Delayed Speech not Due to Parenting Faults

Late speech in toddlers should not be blamed on family environment, mother's education, income or parenting style, says a study// that would come as a reassurance to many parents. Professor Mabel Rice at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Australia, in partnership with Curtin ...

Possibility Of Regaining Speech After Tongue, Voice Box Removal

The technique, called a tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP), is an incision between the trachea and esophagus that is then fitted with a small plastic //or silicone valve , researchers say this new surgical technique may help restore speech to head and neck cancer patients who have had their voice box...

Frustration and Anger of the Medical Profession Highlighted in Archdeacon's Speech

There are real problems in the Health Service, which no Government seems to be able to address satisfactorily, says the Archdeacon of Totnes, the Ven. John Rawlings in his sermon at todays BMAs traditional church service on the eve of its Annual Conference. In his sermon in Torquay, today (...

Study Finds That Lincoln Suffered from Smallpox During Gettysburg Speech

US President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address, he was in the early stages of a deadly form of smallpox, a new study by two University of Texas researchers, has revealed. Some historians, who recognized that Lincoln was ill, following his Gettysburg speech, asserted t...

Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech

The use of 12 tone intervals in the music of many human cultures is rooted in the physics of how our vocal anatomy produces speech, according to researchers at the Duke University Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. The particular notes used in music sound right to our ears because of the way ...

Earlier the Cochlear Implants Used Better the Speech

Researchers have concluded that earlier a deaf child receives cochlear implants better will be his or her spoken language skills, sentence formation and use 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 ti...

Silicone Rubber Flap Restore Speech

Marein van der Torn and his colleagues at the Vrije University in Amsterdam in collaboration with the University of Groningen developed a new mechanism for vocal sound. // Usually in case of throat cancer the larynx or the voice box as it is called has to be surgically removed. The patie...

Baby Talk Better Than Adult Speech

The way you talk to your baby may be more than just cute -- scientists say it could be helping the youngster master the language.There has been some controversy swirling around about whether baby talk is good for your little one.// Some have suggested that normal grownup talk is actually better for...
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