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    Article about Thomas Edison's hearing loss.

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    Deafness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Explores the terminology behind the word "deaf" and its synonyms.

  • To this effect an alternate definition for deaf could be one whose natural or primary language is sign language

  • Deafness or hearing impairment may be: Age of onset is also a significant factor

    Hearing Impairment
    Find out what causes it and what can be done to help correct the problem.

  • Experiencing tinnitus or having to yell to be heard are both signs that the environment you're in is too loud

  • Cochlear implants are surgically implanted devices that bypass the damaged inner ear and send signals directly to the auditory nerve

  • These signals are perceived as sound and allow the person to hear

  • The language of the deaf community is American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Family and friends of people who use ASL or lip reading can help by learning to use sign language or, if the person uses lipreading, by speaking slowly, clearly, and face to face


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    Sound Advice on Hearing Aids
    Offers information about how hearing aids work, purchasing them, and laws regarding
    their sales. From the US Federal Trade Commission.

  • According to the FDA, the following conditions must be met by all dispensers before selling a hearing aid: Dispensers must obtain a written statement from the patient, signed by a licensed physician

  • A patient age 18 years or older can sign a waiver for a medical examination, but dispensers must avoid encouraging the patient to waive the medical evaluation requirement

    MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Otosclerosis
    Illustrated guide features symptoms, alternative names, causes, incidence, and
    risk factors.

  • Signs and tests An examination of the ears may rule out other causes of hearing loss

  • Treatment Otosclerosis may be slowly progressive, and the condition may not require treatment until the extent of hearing loss is significant

    Information on Deafness organized by topic
    Centralized source of accurate, up-to-date, objective information on topics
    dealing with deafness and hearing loss in children.

  • see also: (non-Clerc Center Web site) (non-Clerc Center Web site) This publication describes the work of a sign language interpreter, the steps in becoming an interpreter, certification requirements, and employment opportunities

  • see also: (non-Clerc Center Web site) (non-Clerc Center Web site) (non-Clerc Center Web site) (non-Clerc Center Web site) (non-Clerc Center Web site) (non-Clerc Center Web site) and Sign Language This list identifies books on American Sign Language and other sign systems for learners at different skill levels

  • Separate sections are included for books on music and other specialty signs

  • This directory of media resources lists videotapes and computer programs for learning sign language and includes addresses

  • This handout provides a starting point for locating sign language classes in any area

  • This publication lists agencies that regularly offer sign language classes in the Washington, D.C., area

  • This is a list of books for learning sign language, presented by grade level

  • This list suggests gifts and books with a sign language theme

  • This list identifies the states that have recognized American Sign Language as a foreign language

    ASHA: Questions & Answers about Otitis Media
    Relates Otitis Media to problems with hearing and language development in children.

  • How can I tell if my child might have otitis media? Even if there is no pain or fever, there are other signs you can look for that may indicate chronic or recurring fluid in the ear: inattentiveness, wanting the television or radio louder than usual, misunderstanding directions, listlessness, unexplained irritability, pulling or scratching the ears

  • Will my physician refer my child for these special evaluations? As a parent, you are the best person to look for signs that suggest poor hearing

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    Hearing loss - information on causes and treatment
    Concise factsheet explaining the causes, symptoms and treatment of hearing loss.

    CNN.com - Guarding against hearing loss - Mar 18, 2004

    Hearing Impairment FAQ by Mark D. Rejhon
    A man who was born with profound hearing loss answers questions about his condition.

  • I do not know sign language (ASL), since my parents decided to concentrate on teaching me to talk instead

  • Sign language (ASL) uses the arms and hands for each word, phrase or letter

  • For technically minded people, this is just like a low "signal-to-noise" ratio

  • Closed Captions are invisible text signals that are encoded in a television or videotape signal

    Linda's Helps for the Hard of Hearing
    This site is about my adult-onset deafness, my cochlear implant, and has some
    teaching tools for helping people communicate effectively with the hard of ...

  • Agree on a signal that you can use in company if the hard of hearing person's voice is getting too loud

  • Remember that not all hard of hearing people do sign language

  • Don't scold them because they don't know sign...they may have tried to learn it and not been successful, or they may not know anyone to do sign with, if they live and work in a hearing population

  • Stock appears to receive significant benefit from her cochlear implant device

  • My focuses are on late deafness, aural rehabilition (as compared to learning sign), assistive technology for the hearing impaired, and cochlear implants


    Harris Communications - products for deaf, deafness, hard of ...
    Proposes a broad range of products for deaf and hard of hearing people, including
    TTYs, notification systems, amplified telephones, and assistive listening ...

  • Live Support! Store Selection Welcome to the Harris Communications Webstore, Guest! Welcome Guest! Would you like to ? Or would you prefer to ? Since 1982, Harris Communications has been the one-stop source for sign language books, TTYs, amplified telephones, signalers and vibrating clocks and more! From wireless pagers and assistive listening devices to sign language CDs, DVDs, books, videos and novelties, shop Harris Communications for a great selection of over 1, 000 products for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, as well as for children, parents, teachers, students, interpreters and others interested in American Sign Language and the Deaf Culture

    The largest organization representing the 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing
    people in the UK.

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    ASL American Sign Language
    American Sign Language information, lessons, and dictionary. Learn ASL history,
    ASL grammar, Deaf culture, and related terminology.

  • American Sign Language (ASL) American Sign Language University is an online curriculum resource for ASL students, instructors, interpreters, and parents of deaf children

  • | American Sign Language ASL University Abbe Charles Michel de L'Epee ABC Stories: Americans with Disabilities Act ASL [1] (a brief definition) ASL review activity/quiz Assimilation Assistive Technology: Communication Devices for the Deaf Attention Getting Methods Audism Baseball and ASL Bibliography Book Preview A Study of American Deaf Folklore Book Review Deaf in America Book Preview: A Brief History of ASL Book Preview: Fingerspelling hints Book Review: Personal Pronouns Book Review: Initialization Book Review: terminology Book Review: The Purpose of Signed English Captioning (close captioning) Careers in ASL Children: Linguistic and Social Development Children of Deaf Adults Children: So, your baby is going to be born deaf..

  • Michael Bienenstock Interview: Bridgit Bonheyo Interview: Brent Ehrig Interview: Terol Galien Interview: Connie Rubery Interview: Belinda Vicars Interview: Bill Vicars Jokes Keller, Hellen Language Deprivation Language: ASL Acquisition Language Choices Language: Early Acquisition Late Deafened Adult Learning ASL: Why study ASL? Learning ASL: Getting practice Learning ASL: Hints Left-handed signers Lexicalized Fingerspelling Linguistics of ASL Linguistics of ASL Linguistics: Grouping ASL Signs by their Parameters Literacy and the Deaf Little Deaf Riding Hood Locatives American Sign Language Matlin, Marlee Matlin, Marlee [2] Meeting Deaf People Metathesis Minimal Pairs Morphemes: Form vs

    Ear Surgery Information Center-Otosclerosis
    A description of this disorder and a discussion on its progression. Symptoms are
    discussed and hearings aids as well as surgery.

  • When the hearing loss is in both ears, its effects on daily communication are significant

  • The first sign of a hearing loss can occur when a person finds themself requesting that others repeat themselves, or noting hearing difficulty when people's faces are turned away

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    Deaf Sign
    Independent British site offering information, contact and discussion on issues
    related to deafness and sign language.

    Hearing Aid Services Offered at the UConn Health Center
    Diagnostic hearing evaluations and treatment for hearing loss.

  • Typical Signs of Hearing Loss Difficulty understanding people when you’re in a noisy place, when you can’t see the speaker’s face, or when you are more than a few feet from the sound source

    PAH, MD at the UR -- Overview
    Works to improve the quality of healthcare offered to deaf and hard of hearing
    individuals through education of both patient and healthcare provider.

  • Although hearing loss is a common occurrence (an estimated 22M people in the US are affected), few healthcare providers have a good understanding of hearing loss, Deaf culture, sign language, or the many problems that can occur when a deaf or hard of hearing (d/hoh) patient and an unprepared healthcare provider try to form a productive working relationship

  • We have the largest per capita population of deaf and hard of hearing people in the world -- roughly 1 out of every 25 Rochesterians uses sign language as their preferred means of communication

  • All of these factors -- communication barriers, lack of mutual understanding, and prejudice -- significantly reduce the quality of care offered to deaf and hard of hearing people

  • It is the aim of PAH, MD to: Educate the medical community about the unique issues and responsibilities in providing effective health care to deaf and hard of hearing people, and to promote a basic understanding of Deaf culture, sign language, and hearing loss

  • The acronym PAH, MD (Promoting Awareness in Healthcare, Medical and Deaf) was selected because it has relevant meanings in both English and American Sign Language (ASL)


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