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Everyone's Aphasia is Unique
Everyone 8217 s aphasia is unique because every human is unique. Damage from stroke ...
Aphasia.org - Sat. Dec 9
Cooking and Speech Therapy
Every holiday celebration contains good food, so we love this idea of ...
Aphasia.org - Sat. Dec 9
Disorders of the voice can affect a politician's success
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 6, 2017 -- The acoustics of a political speech delivery are known to be a powerful influencer of voter preferences, perhaps giving some credence to the saying, It s not what you say, but how you say it. Vocal disorders change the qualities of a person s speech, and voice scientists Rosario Signorello and Didier Demolin at the Universit 233 Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris have found that this alters politicians perceived charisma and list ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Is there a musical method for interpreting speech?
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 7, 2017 -- Cochlear implants have been a common method of correcting sensorineural hearing loss for individuals with damage to their brain, inner ear, or auditory nerves. The implanted devices use an electrode array that is inserted into the cochlea and assists in stimulating auditory nerve fibers. However, the speech patterns heard with the use of a cochlear implant are often spectrally degraded and can be difficult to understand ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Is age-related hearing loss associated with increased risk for cognitive decli...
Bottom Line Age-related hearing loss may be a risk factor for cognitive decline, impairment and dementia. Why The Research Is Interesting Age-related hearing loss is common. Research about a link between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline and dementia has been inconsistent. Understanding any possible association between hearing loss and cognitive decline could help with strategies to prevent cognitive decline and dementia with use of hearing as ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Scientists identify first brain cells that respond to sound
Some expectant parents play classical music for their unborn babies, hoping to boost their children s cognitive capacity. While some research supports a link between prenatal sound exposure and improved brain function, scientists had not identified any structures responsible for this link in the developing brain. A new study by University of Maryland School of Medicine UMSOM scientists, along with colleagues from the University of Maryland College Park, is ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Aphasia and Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving. It can be a relaxing holiday full of friends and family, ...
Aphasia.org - Sat. Dec 2
Babies Start Connecting Words Early On
Babies apparently have a better understanding of adults language than you might think. New research reveals that they can identify the meanings of some words and even recognize that some words are more connected to certain words than to others. The finding is based on an analysis that used eye-tracking software to see how approximately 40 babies reacted when certain words -- and word pairs -- were uttered in their presence. Even though there aren t many ov ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 27
Profiles of Aphasia: Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal was an Oscar-winning actress. She was a holder of one ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Nov 27
Car, stroller, juice: Babies understand when words are related
DURHAM, N.C. -- The meaning behind infants screeches, squeals and wails may frustrate and confound sleep-deprived new parents. But at an age when babies cannot yet speak to us in words, they are already avid students of language. Even though there aren t many overt signals of language knowledge in babies, language is definitely developing furiously under the surface, said Elika Bergelson, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke Universit ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
When traveling on public transport, you may want to cover your ears
The noise levels commuters are exposed to while using public transport or while biking, could induce hearing loss if experienced repeatedly and over long periods of time, according to a study published in the open access Journal of Otolaryngology - Head Neck Surgery . Efforts to control noise should focus on materials and equipment that provide a quieter environment, researchers at the University of Toronto suggest. Hearing protection while using public tr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Considerable gap exists in US between having hearing loss and receiving medica...
Bottom Line Nearly a third of about 40 million adults in the United States who report hearing difficulties have not seen a specialist for their hearing problems. Why The Research Is Interesting Hearing loss is extremely common and is associated with negative physical, social, cognitive, economic, and emotional consequences. Who and When A representative sample of U.S. adults who participated in a 2014 national survey and responded to questions on hearing. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27