Monday, December 29, 2008
Frisina and his fellow researchers published material about the so-called cocktail party problem
about 6 years ago that showed the drop off begins to happen between the ages of 38 and 52. It becomes much worse in people past age 62.
Frisina hopes to use mice that are genetically altered mice to explore evidence that problems in this wiring harm the inner ear. He hopes to find a way to intervene to slow down the age-related hearing problem.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Grace used hearing aids early in life but gained 70% hearing in one ear at the age of nine. Last year, she had a second sugery and now has 90% hearing.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
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Sunday, December 14, 2008
This time around, a series of town halls meetings and gatherings with alumni groups will pepper the presidential selection process. Finalists will meet with students, faculty and staff on campus next fall. Interim President Robert Davila will then step down at the end of the year, making way for the new Gallaudet leader.
Here’s the make up of the search committee: Seven of the 11 members are deaf, seven are women, five are people of color, four are trustees. There is an administrator, an undergrad professor, a graduate school professor, and an undergraduate student. The fact there is no graduate student on the committee was not lost on the students. Many of them showed up at last week’s campus town hall meeting with T-shirts of hands signing graduate student. In response, the board has agreed to put a graduate student on the search committee.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Gallaudet came in close to the national average on questions like, “Did you discuss grades or assignments with an instructor”? And “did you received prompt written or oral feedback from faculty on your academic performance?”
But Gallaudet wants to improve its numbers, given the institution’s recent run-in with accreditation officials that threatened its status as a school. Each of Gallaudet’s departments will turn in to administrators an “action plan” that will explain how they will make greater effects to connect and support students. For instance, faculty members teaching remedial math courses have committed to meeting outside of the classroom with student with low grades at midterm. Many students are failing these courses and a plan to to improve their grades at the halfway mark could make the difference.
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The plan is to combine the radio with an IBM speech-to-text program that's under development. That would give listeners real-time translation, rather than a typical 20 minute delay. The NPR researchers developing the technology will meet with receiver makers next month to encourage them to produce units capable of decoding and displaying the captions. Harris Broadcast has contributed $50,000 to the effort along with engineering support.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Now Judy and Larry Vardon face foreclosure. Their mortgage has nearly doubled while Larry fears losing his job in the auto industry because of trouble in the industry. At the same time, insurance doesn’t cover their son’s therapy, so medical bills are piling up.
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The study is being conducted with the help of the Indiana University School of Medicine and a nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
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60% of people over the age of 70 suffer some hearing loss.
Hearing loss is the leading injury among soldiers returning from Iraq, according to the Deaf Independent Living Association of Salisbury, Maryland
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Janella Spears is a minister who has married deaf couples. But the Portland women sent nearly half a million dollars of her deaf husband’s retirement money to con artists. KATU-TV explains why she chased a well-known get-rich scam. (no captioning provided)
Sunday, November 9, 2008
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Sunday, October 26, 2008
Station 10 is considered one of the busiest fire houses in the country because it serves a large area of low income densely packed residents. While the firefighters are learning sign language, there is one exception among them. Joey Keller is fluent in sign language and his my parents met at Gallaudet where they went to school.
“You need to have faith that your elected officials will demand that for you, so the bureaucracy is—is enabling you to get those things taken care of. As the advocate in the White House, that’s what I will ensure.” Haas said later she was happy with Palin’s answer.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Program is run by Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) which began providing services in 1986. The group says rates of domestic violence among the deaf are similar to those for the general population. The National Domestic Violence Hotline says about one in six deaf, deaf-blind or hard-of-hearing women deal with physical abuse every year. The agency has a staff of 18 and operates on an annual budget of more than a million dollars serving more than 100 clients. Besides a place to stay, ADWAS offers legal advice and a parenting program.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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Melissa has given up her youth to be a full-time interpreter in her own house. She’s frustrated, working two jobs and still going to school. She has a limited relationship with her Dad, who says he loves her but doesn’t think she loves him back.
Host Jo Frost arrives with a sign language interpreter and sees how the children whisper to each other with their hands covering their mouths so their mom won’t know. Jo tells the parents, “Just because you’re deaf doesn’t make you any less of a parent!”
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The state superintendent of education plans to add new security features before reopening the facility. A consultant says the institution's top administrator should be fired and new system installed. About 200 students attend the Baton Rouge school.
Monday, October 6, 2008
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
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On the West Coast, the California Association for the Deaf is planning a gathering on Saturday at the state capital in Sacramento. Several dozen booths will exhibit materials and support for the use of sign language as a part of what’s being called the Californians for ASL Celebration.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
founded the House Ear Institute and his uncle (William House) created and implanted the first FDA-approved cochlear implant.
House (the real doctor) points out that the TV doctor (played by Hugh Laurie) would (in real life) eventually lose his hearing because of his addiction to Vicodin (acetaminophen/ hydrocodone). Many go completely deaf. House (the real doctor) is concerned that many viewers are mislead by the lack of consequences to the addiction in the TV show. Of course, prescription painkillers affect people in different ways. One person may take Vicodin for years and not suffer any hearing loss. Another person may take large doses for few months and suffer profound permanent hearing loss.
Friday, September 19, 2008
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Friday, August 29, 2008
A professor at Rochester Institute of Technology is going to jail. Michael Krembel was given an 11-year prison sentence for having sex with a 14-year-old boy. Krembel met the teen online. He taught graphic arts at RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf and for 35 years but was fired after pleading guilty to the charge.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Hearing loss among "baby boomers" has increased significantly to about 15% of people between the ages 45 and 64, according to the Better Hearing Institute. In fact, the AARP says there are more people between the age 45 and 64 with hearing loss (10 million) than there are people over 65 with hearing loss (9 million). The reason: listening to loud music.
The number is expected to climb because by the year 2010, the baby boomer generation reaches age 65. The number of Americans with hearing loss could rise as high as 78 million by 2030, according to the National Institute on Deafness.
· When viruses or bacteria get inside the ear (from a cold or other illness) fluid and mucus can become trapped deep inside the ear.
Who it Affects
· Three out of four children will suffer from ear infections before the age of three
· loss of sleep, appetite, and balance
· tugging at the ear
· lack of response to quiet sounds
· signs of hearing difficulty (i.e. sitting too close to the TV)
· warm baths
· "watchful waiting" (with children over 2)
· antibiotics if symptoms persists, however, it only works against bacterial infections
(some have become resistant to certain antibiotics)
· Doctors have no way of knowing if a virus or bacteria is causing any given infection
· Can result in hearing loss, though doctors say that's usually temporary.
· National Library of Medicines
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Year founded: 1864
Campus Size: 99 acres
Religious affiliation: None
Employees: 1,129 (41% deaf or hard of hearing)
Undergrad Degrees: 40 Bachelor's degree majors
Graduate Degrees: programs in social work, deaf education, international development and clinical psychology
Enrollment: about 1,800 Undergraduate student body: In the past five years, undergraduate enrollment has declined from about 1,400 to just under 1,000
Hearing Students: about 5%
Registered Clubs and Organizations: 31
Number of Fraternities and Sororities: 4/4
Student Newspaper: the Buff and Blue is published biweekly