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Case Western Reserve research advance may prevent a form of hereditary hearing...
A research advance co-led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine s Kumar Alagramam, PhD, may stop the progression of hearing loss and lead to significant preservation of hearing in people with Usher syndrome type III, a form of hereditary hearing loss linked to defects in the sensory hair cells in the inner ear. USH3 is caused by a mutation in the clarin-1 gene. The onset of sensory deficits in USH3, which also can result in loss of vision, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic a Public Health Emergency
In his first major speech Thursday on the opioid epidemic in the United States, President Donald Trump declared the crisis a public health emergency. As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue, Trump said in a speech from the White House. It is time to liberate our communities from the scourge. We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. The president, flanked by First Lady Melania Trump and New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, added ...
Healthday - Mon. Oct 30
Being Okay with the Difference, My Beautiful Broken Brain, Part 4
Lotje tries many things to get back to her old style of ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Oct 20
Information Overload and Medical Decisions
Information overload is a real problem. Before the Internet, if you wanted ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Oct 20
Recording Your Life, My Beautiful Broken Brain, Part 3
Lotje became obsessed with recording her recovery after the stroke. She filmed ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Oct 13
Profiles of Aphasia: Randy Travis
It has been four years since Randy Travis 8217 s stroke, and while he ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Oct 13
Callier Center study puts different tone on hidden hearing loss theory
A recent study from researchers at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at UT Dallas does not support the belief that hidden hearing loss is likely to affect young adults who use headphones and attend concerts. Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor of Hearing Science and head of the doctor of audiology AuD program, is an author of the paper, which was recently published in Frontiers in Neuroscience . Based on previ ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Our brain omits grammatical elements when it has limited resources
A study of the use of pronouns by French speakers with agrammatic aphasia shows that grammatical pronouns are significantly more impaired in speech than lexical ones. The findings support a new theory of grammar which suggests that grammatical elements contain secondary information that speakers with limited cognitive resources can omit from their speech and still make sense. Some individuals with brain damage have difficulty producing grammatically correc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Genes critical for hearing identified
Fifty-two previously unidentified genes that are critical for hearing have been found by testing over 3,000 mouse genes. The newly discovered genes will provide insights into the causes of hearing loss in humans, say scientists from Medical Research Council MRC Harwell, who led the analysis by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium IMPC . The study, published in Nature Communications , tested 3,006 strains of knock-out mice for signs of hearing los ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy
A team of researchers in the GIPSA-Lab CNRS Universit 233 Grenoble Alpes Grenoble INP and at INRIA Grenoble Rh 244 ne-Alpes has developed a system that can display the movements of our own tongues in real time. Captured using an ultrasound probe placed under the jaw, these movements are processed by a machine learning algorithm that controls an articulatory talking head. As well as the face and lips, this avatar shows the tongue, palate and teeth, which ar ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Is your partner's hearing loss driving you mad?
Having to shout to be heard, constantly repeating yourself and competing over the blare of a too-loud TV...living with someone experiencing hearing loss can be exhausting, frustrating and often dispiriting. And now, new research by academics at the University of Nottingham has suggested that the impact of the condition on those closest to them should be considered when personalising rehabilitation plans for patients with deafness. The research, published i ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 6
Screen children with reading difficulties for hearing problems, says report
Children with reading difficulties should be more thoroughly screened for hearing problems, a new report by Coventry University academics has said. The study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, found 25 per cent of its young participants who had reading difficulties showed mild or moderate hearing impairment, of which their parents and teachers were unaware. The researchers believe that if there was more awareness of youngsters hearing problems - as well a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 6