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Aphasia Threads: Brian, Karen, and Allison
Welcome to the Aphasia Threads Project, which weaves together three points-of-view people ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Mar 18
Word Games to Help With Aphasia
Once upon a time, we pulled together a resource for favourite word ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Mar 18
Speech Therapy or Support Groups in All States
The National Aphasia Association reached 50. No, not 50 years old 8212 ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Mar 18
Kids with cochlear implants since infancy more likely to speak, not sign
Researchers from Ann Robert H. Lurie Children s Hospital of Chicago present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants implanted electronic hearing device before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language and are more likely to develop spoken language as their exclusive form of communication. In their study, published in Otology and Neurotology , this was true even for children with additional conditions often ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Why you lose hearing for a while after listening to loud sounds
When we listen to loud sounds, our hearing may become impaired for a short time. Researchers at Link 246 ping University, Sweden, have discovered a mechanism that helps to explain how this happens. Their results are presented in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , PNAS . Most people have experienced that their hearing is impaired and the ear feels numb after listening to loud sounds. After a while hearing returns to normal. We hav ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Music captivates listeners and synchronizes their brainwaves
Music has the ability to captivate us when listeners engage with music, they follow its sounds closely, connecting to what they hear in an affective and invested way. But what is it about music that keeps the audience engaged A study by researchers from The City College of New York and the University of Arkansas charts new ground in understanding the neural responses to music. Despite the importance, it has been difficult to study engagement with music giv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
New contributor to age-related hearing loss identified
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a new potential contributor to age-related hearing loss, a finding that could eventually help doctors identify people at risk. The auditory receptors of the inner ear, called hair cells, pick up sounds using a vibration-sensing antenna called the hair bundle. While much research into hearing loss has focused on the hair bundle, UVA s discovery spotlights the foundations those ante ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Actor Luke Perry Dies of Stroke at Age 52
Actor Luke Perry, who shot to fame in the 1990s in the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210, has died of a stroke at the age of 52. In a statement, Perry s family said he died Monday after a massive stroke suffered last Wednesday, the New York Times reported. He had been hospitalized since a 911 call on Wednesday brought paramedics to Perry s home in Los Angeles. The Ohio-born actor had made a recent return to television in the CW Network series Riverdale, based ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 18
Human Ancestors' Diet Led You to Pronounce Your F's and V's
Think of it as another example of a refined palate. The ability to make speech sounds such as f and v is due to diet-led changes in humans bite, researchers say. The range of speech sounds people can make was generally thought to be fixed since modern humans appeared about 300,000 years ago, but this new study challenges that theory. The findings suggest that sounds such as f and v -- common in many modern languages -- are a relatively recent development l ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 18
Gene therapy durably reverses congenital deafness in mice
In collaboration with the universities of Miami, Columbia and San Francisco, scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, CNRS, Coll 232 ge de France, Sorbonne University and the University of Clermont Auvergne have managed to restore hearing in an adult mouse model of DFNB9 deafness - a hearing disorder that represents one of the most frequent cases of congenital genetic deafness. Individuals with DFNB9 deafness are profoundly deaf as they are deficient ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Did you get it? I can see it in your eyes
How can we tell what a person is thinking Sometimes, it is enough to observe one s behavior, for example, how they respond to a stimulus in the environment. The same holds for knowing whether one has learned something of importance or is otherwise engaged with their external surrounding. Scientists know that reactions and actions are meaningful, an indeed, observing reactions has been the cornerstone for studying the mechanisms that regulate learning in hu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Google translates doctor's orders into Spanish and Chinese with few significan...
In multicultural areas like San Francisco, doctors are increasingly looking to Google Translate to provide written instructions their patients can take home, so they stand a better chance of following medical advice. But is Translate trustworthy Researchers at UC San Francisco say the answer is yes -- with some caveats. After analyzing 100 sets of emergency discharge instructions translated by Google s new machine learning algorithm, which was rolled out i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4