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Affiliate Highlight: Speech-Language & Hearing Associates of Greater Boston
We re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Apr 23
Affiliate Highlight: Purdue Aphasia Group
We re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Apr 23
My Son Suddenly Stopped Talking And I Wasn't Sure If He'd Ever Speak Again
At the age of 3, my son suddenly stopped speaking for hours, then days, then weeks at a time. It was the winter of 2010, when record snowfalls blanketed Washington, D.C., hushing the normally bustling city streets. Inside our small duplex in the suburbs, things were hushed, too. My son, whose language had developed normally, whose squeaky voice had delighted my husband and me since the moment we first heard it, had gone suddenly, strangely silent. He d alw ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Apr 23
Ear infections can lead to meningitis, brain abscess and other neurological co...
MAYWOOD, IL - While antibiotics have greatly reduced the dangers of ear infections, serious neurological complications, including hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis and brain abscess still occur, according to a report in the journal Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports . The article was written by Loyola Medicine otolaryngologists Michael Hutz, MD, Dennis Moore, MD, and Andrew Hotaling, MD. Otitis media occurs when a cold, allergy or upper re ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
Music intensifies effects of anti-hypertensive medication
In addition to remembering to take the medication prescribed by their cardiologists at the right times and going to the trouble of making healthy lifestyle changes, patients with high blood pressure hypertension can include a pleasing beneficial activity in routine treatment of the disease thanks to the discovery that listening to music significantly enhances the effect of anti-hypertensive drugs. According to a study conducted by researchers on the Mar 23 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
Researchers find the brain processes sight and sound in same manner
WASHINGTON -- Although sight is a much different sense than sound, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists have found that the human brain learns to make sense of these stimuli in the same way. The researchers say in a two-step process, neurons in one area of the brain learn the representation of the stimuli, and another area categorizes that input so as to ascribe meaning to it -- like first seeing just a car without a roof and then analyzing ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
What factors are associated with an increased risk of temporary hearing loss a...
Bottom Line People who attended an outdoor music festival who did not use earplugs, used alcohol and or drugs and were male were more likely to experience temporary hearing loss. Why The Research Is Interesting During the past two decades, the frequency of hearing loss among young people has increased and going to music concerts, clubs and festivals may part of the reason. Noise-induced hearing loss because of recreational noise exposure may be reduced by ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
The Financial Side of Aphasia
Aphasia deeply impacts a person 8217 s financial well-being. Speech therapy and doctor appointments ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Apr 13
The Psychological Effects of a Stroke
A new study out of the Cleveland Clinic is looking at the ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Apr 13
Imagining an object can change how we hear sounds later
Seeing an object at the same time that you hear sound coming from somewhere else can lead to the ventriloquist illusion and its aftereffect, but research suggests that simply imagining the object produces the same illusory results. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The sensory information we imagine is often treated by the brain in the same way as information streaming in to us fr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Sometimes, Headaches Can Be an Emergency. Here's When.
Nearly everyone has a headache now and then. Most of the time, relief is just an over-the-counter pill away. Other times, learning ways to relax and relieve tension, or getting treatment for sinus infections can get rid of your headaches. Sometimes, though, headaches can warn of a serious health issue. High blood pressure, a stroke, a brain tumor, carbon monoxide poisoning, infections, a concussion and more could be linked to your headaches. That s why it ...
Healthday - Mon. Apr 9
Profiles of Aphasia: Woody Durham
For 40 years, Woody Durham was the 8220 voice of the Tar Heels, 8221 ...
Aphasia.org - Thu. Apr 5