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A Trip to Vienna For The Glamorous and Gargantuan Life Ball AIDS Benefit: Towleroad Abroad

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

It’s one thing to hear about Life Ball, the enormous charity extravaganza that takes over Vienna annually to raise support for HIV/AIDS charities, but it’s quite another to experience it first hand. The over-the-top affair, including palatial parties and star-studded...

Inclusive Dolls Outfitted with Hearing Aid, Walking Cane, and Vascular Birthmark

Makies is expanding its accessory range to make room for more diverse 3D-printed dolls—and is taking suggestions

Company Designs Dolls With Hearing Aids, Birthmarks So All Kids Can Have A #ToyLikeMe

A toy company is taking a step in the right direction. After parents of children with disabilities called for more diversity in kids' toys through social media campaign, Toy Like Me, MakieLab, a 3-D-printing toy company based in London,...Show More Summary

3D Printed Dolls Embrace Diversity With Hearing Aids and Birthmarks

image via Childhood toys straddle a strange line between “encouraging fantasy” and “reflecting reality.” Ideally, a toy–especially an action figure or doll–should both inspire unbounded flights of imagination, while still be realistic and recognizable enough that a child playing with it can form some sort of attachment to the toy. Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: Spotify Helps Deaf People Hear in This Emotional New Spot

Hearing brings a world of joy to people, but it's a sense not everyone is lucky enough to have. Spotify recently took a trip to Puerto Princesa, Philippines, with hearing aid manufacturer Starkey Hearing Foundation, to deliver hearing aids, cochlear implants and free music to poor communities. Show More Summary

Marcus Lemonis: How to Turn a $2 Million Business Into $200 Million

Patrick Freuler sells Audicus hearing aids online. In this video, Marcus Lemonis explains how Freuler can exponentially grow his customer base--fast.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Begins Drafting Policy Solutions To Heroin Epidemic

WASHINGTON -- After hearing story after story from voters on the campaign trail about heroin's toll, Hillary Clinton instructed her policy team to draw up solutions to the burgeoning opiate epidemic. A Clinton aide told The Huffington...Show More Summary

Feds To Shame Fiat-Chrysler In Rare Public Hearing Into Recalls

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is none-to-pleased about Fiat Chrysler’s handling of some 20 recalls affecting over 10 million vehicles, and it’s holding a public hearing on July 2 to aid in the investigation of how the automaker has handled the recalls. In short, NHTSA is pissed and now it’s taking serious action. Read more...

UK Toy Company Aims to Represent Disabled Kids in New Line of 3D-Printed, Customizable Dolls - Just the beginning.

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

In response to Toy Like Me, a Facebook campaign run by parents of disabled children and calling for "greater diversity in the toy box," UK toy company Makies has expanded their line to include hearing and walking aids for dolls as well as a doll with a birthmark.

Dolls with hearing aids, port-wine stains and canes

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Makielab, the 3D printed toy company my wife Alice founded, has created a line of toys for the Toy Like Me campaign, which urges toy companies to make toys that all children can see themselves in. Read the rest

Being Bejewelled

Photo description: a purple bejewelled hearing aid worn in an ear with two piercings I was watching television last night and saw an advertisement aimed at the senior crowd. It was for a 'discrete' brand of hearing aids and it was clearly demonstrated that, when worn, it was virtually invisible. Show More Summary

Video: How to Change BTE Hearing Aid Tubes

Great video tutorial on how to change a behind-the-ear hearing tube (generic, typical sized tube), not for the newer models with the super skinny tubes. You can buy hearing aid tubes online or get them from your audiologist or hearing aid dispenser. You will need to find out what size and type you will need. Hope this helps! (e

Apparently Jeb Bush Needs a Hearing Aid, Stat

Yesterday's quote of the day: Megyn Kelly: Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion? Jeb Bush: I would have. Really? As Byron York points out, even George W. Bush himself has some qualms about the war knowingShow More Summary

Need to adjust your hearing aid? There’s an Apple Watch app for that (Video)

Hearing aids are pretty sophisticated pieces of technology these days, capable of adjusting the sound they pick up to suit a range of different environments, from a noisy restaurant to a windy day outside. A button allows users to cycle between modes, but some go further, an app allowing the user to fine-tune things like […]

140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 4, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Legal Aid seeks standing at penalty hearing for disgraced refugee lawyer | The Toronto Star Omar # law # legal (via @DrDawg) Omar Khadr's odds of winning US appeal look good,...Show More Summary

The Worrywort's Guide to Keeping Three Kids Safe

A couple years ago, I spent an hour frantically picking up hearing aid batteries from our carpet. My husband's grandfather has been visiting, which was wonderful. He also left four tiny little hearing aid batteries scattered around the...Show More Summary

Court to hear dispute over wage rights for home health aides

By Lydia Wheeler, The Hill The Labor Department will argue in front of the nation’s second most influential court on Thursday to reinstate a rule that would grant minimum wage and overtime pay to home care workers.

How noise changes the way the brain gets information

In a study on mice, cells that relay information from the ear to the brain changed their behavior and structure in response to the noise level in the environment. Researchers think the adaptations could aid hearing in different conditions.

What is the Role of Investment in Development?

When you hear the phrase “development finance,” what do you think of? For many people, the first thing that comes to mind might be foreign aid -- also known as official development assistance (ODA).

Bridgegate hearing Friday; Christie aide to plead guilty

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

An 11 a.m. court hearing is scheduled and the U.S. attorney’s office will hold a news conference at 1 p.m.

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