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ViviTouch has come up with some technology to allow deaf and hard of hearing people to feel sounds. The ViviTouch headphones produce very distinct feelings for different sounds.
The Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center has recently release a new survey regarding emergency communications. They want to hear from people with disabilities to find out about your experiences with calling 911 for emergency services. If you have a disability, they also want to find out about your experiences with emergency bulletins.
Researchers have found a part of the ear functioning like a natural battery. They tested implants of low-power chips on guinea pigs. The guinea pigs were able to hear sounds in the normal range after getting those chips. They are not ready to test these chips on humans yet.
Science Daily published that article on September 28, 2012. This article summarized research regarding children and how they process language. The first part of the article was not about Deaf children. Some Spanish researchers in Spain researched the relationship between language and different types of perception. The second part of the article from Science Daily […]
Calling all education professionals and parents of Deaf and hard of hearing children: The Coalition of Organizations (COAT) provided some information regarding a grant from the U.S. Department of Education regarding accessible technology. The $647 million grant was given to researchers at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) in […]
Stem cell research has been done on gerbils, which are similar to hamsters, to restore hearing to deaf gerbils. Researchers in England used stem cells to grow new nerve cells. They replaced the damaged nerve cells with the new nerve cells. They are not ready to experiment on humans, and it doesn’t help people who lose […]
I was amazed to hear about a deaf dolphin. Have you ever heard of a deaf dolphin? The dolphin, named Sassafras, was found off the coast in Louisiana. Sassafras is considered to be deaf because he is “deaf” in terms of hearing dolphin sonar. A research facility in Gulfport, Mississippi contacted the Audubon Nature Institute because he […]
Gene therapy may be able to reverse hearing loss. Some mice who were born deaf were injected into the inner ear with a gene, and it restored hearing in all of the deaf mice. The injections did not damage the inner ear, and it even corrected some structural defects in the inner hair cells. Lawrence Lustig […]
The College of Education at Georgia State University received a $10 million grant to work on improving reading skills for children with hearing loss ranging from mild to profound deafness. The research will examine techniques for teaching reading skills and assess the effectiveness of those techniques. Gallaudet University released a report on this topic in […]
Deaf children benefit from learning sign language and another language, according to research from LaTrobe University in Australia. ASL can help children become bilingual. ASL helps them develop a written and spoken language. Many doctors and audiologists discourage parents from teaching ASL to Deaf children. This research shows Deaf children learn the written and spoken language more […]