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Aides: AIDE REFUSES TO SCRIBE FOR DYSGRAPHIC SON WITH GAS

kerry: My son has autism, severe dysgraphia among other things. He is in a full time sdc in high school and has a1:1 aide/scribe. Son also has no control over gas. Can’t feel it. Only knows when he hears it. Today in math he farted. Scribe told him she wouldn’t scribe if he was going to fart and walked away. Show More Summary

Consumer Health Tips: Prevent Back Pain With Good Posture

Slide-show: Prevent back pain with good posture Strength training: Get stronger, leaner, healthier Terrible twos: Why are 2-year-olds so difficult? Fat grams: How to track dietary fat Hearing aids: How to choose the right one

Hearing aid use is associated with improved cognitive function in hearing-impaired elderly

Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing, new research indicates.

Hearing Aid Use Is Associated with Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-Impaired Elderly

A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found that older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing.

Cheap Technology—And a Bit of Good Will—Are Bringing Hearing Aids To The World's Poor

World Wide Hearing is using cheap tech, market incentives, and crash-course training to help restore hearing in impoverished communities. [[Designers, links to plenty of photos from their work in Guatemala you can include: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/abo9y7zq4ms6w9x/AADmf2_8yNpVVv2G-LpxtMv6a?dl=0]] Read Full Story

Hearing Aid Prices Under Pressure From Consumer Electronics

Less expensive and widely available devices can assist with hearing, but the hearing aid industry contends these products differ greatly from theirs.

Rose-tinted earbuds

I just heard about a new product that’s on its way for the smart phone generation… https://www.hereplus.me/. Is this the audio equivalent of rose-coloured spectacles? As far as I can tell, they’re hearing aids with a linked smart phone app that lets you tweak the EQ (graphic equaliser) and add FX (effects) to what you’re […]

Thousands Of Hearing Aids Are Being Recalled Because They Might Do THIS

You might be better off just not hearing well than to have one of these. Thousands of hearing aids have been recalled because there’s a risk they could explode in

Day of Reckoning Coming for Harlem Hate Church (Video)

A hearing next week will bring more clarity on whether the Ali Forney Center, which aids LGBT youth in New York City, can purchase a church that incites violence against gays.

U.S. Senators Threaten U.N. Over Sex Abuse by Peacekeepers

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

At a hearing, lawmakers excoriated Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and said they may consider withholding crucial funding and aid.

Bono Wants to Send Some Powerful Jews to ISIS

During today’s hearing, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee brought in sentient sunglasses display Bono to discuss what role foreign aid should play in stopping violent extremism. Instead, Bono recommended sending two powerful Jews and Chris Rock directly into ISIS’s clutches. Read more...

Bono Tells US Senate How To Defeat ISIS, Says Amy Schumer Can Help

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Bono joined a group of diplomats and aid experts to testify at a United States Senate subcommittee hearing on the “causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance” on Capitol Hill today. As Reuters reports, the U2 frontman and philanthropist advocated for a new “Marshall Plan” to provide aid to the […]

Bono Tells U.S. Senate to Send Amy Schumer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chris Rock After ISIS

Today, Bono visited Congress to attend a Senate subcommittee hearing on "causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance." He was there alongside diplomats and aid experts asking the United States government to provide aid to the Middle East. Show More Summary

Hearing Aids Connect Directly To Your iPhone

The hearing impaired can now enjoy a high-definition and portable audio experience

How to use closed captions on Apple TV

The new Apple TV has support for closed captioning and subtitles built right in! The new Apple TV supported features like Voice Over and hearing aids from day one. It has a complete suite of accessibility features, including closed captions and subtitles where available. Show More Summary

This Supercomputer Mimics a Human Brain Using Just 2.5 Watts of Power

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

IBM and the US government teamed up to develop a new supercomputer for use on national security missions. It makes decisions like a human brain, and uses less power than a hearing aid. Read more...

Computers Are Getting a Lot Better at Lip-Reading

Lip-reading aids the hearing and speech impaired, but it's a specialized skill and has limits. For example, it only works if you can see a speaker's mouth. And it's not a prevalent skill in the general population, so someone with a speech impediment may have trouble being understood. Show More Summary

New program could improve hearing aid use for older adults

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Hearing loss is the third most common chronic illness for older adults. It can impact everyday life and can significantly affect a person's health and safety if gone untreated. Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss. Show More Summary

The New Old Age: A Push for Less Expensive Hearing Aids

2 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Many older people need the devices, but they can cost $2,500 or more, and Medicare doesn’t pay for them, which makes them less likely to be used.

This Funky Looking Hearing Aid Is the Future

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I have hearing problems. It’s been a fact of life for as long as I can remember. A couple years ago, a surgeon and a tiny piece of titanium corrected the worst of those problems, but I’m due for another procedure. So when I heard about EarGo, a futuristic new type of hearing aid, I had to wonder how they’d work for me. Read more...

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