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
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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.
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.
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
Less expensive and widely available devices can assist with hearing, but the hearing aid industry contends these products differ greatly from theirs.
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 […]
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
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.
At a hearing, lawmakers excoriated Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and said they may consider withholding crucial funding and aid.
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 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 […]
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
The hearing impaired can now enjoy a high-definition and portable audio experience
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
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...
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
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
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.
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...