Deaf Communication: Sign Language and Assistive Hearing Devices Document List

Summary: Our library below features 72 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Deaf Communication category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.

Deaf Communication Publications

Hard-of-hearing Prefer a Different Sound When It Comes to Music
Contemporary music can pose challenges for individuals with hearing impairments, but adjustments in sound mixing could potentially create a positive impact (Research Paper).
Publish Date: 2023/08/22 - Updated: 2023/08/24

The Brain Treats Hearing in a Crowded Room Differently
The brain treats speech in a crowded room differently depending on how easy it is to hear, and whether we are focusing on it (Study).
Publish Date: 2023/06/06 - Updated: 2023/09/21

Self-taught Homesigning Deaf Children Supports Universal Language Constraints
Deaf homesigners offer a unique window into whether there are universals for how people use language to talk about ideas (Research Study Analysis).
Publish Date: 2023/03/03 - Updated: 2023/10/03

Humans Still Understand Chimpanzee and Bonobo Gestures
The discovery of gestures used by great apes provides evidence of intentional communication outside human language; over 80 such signals have now been identified.
Publish Date: 2023/01/24 - Updated: 2023/01/25

Struggling to Hear at Work
Visualise Training and Consultancy takes a look at the challenges employees with hearing loss face in the workplace (Informative).
Publish Date: 2022/05/07 - Updated: 2023/10/01

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Awareness Week
The week of the 10th to 16th May, 2021, is New Zealand Sign Language Week (NZSL), a nationwide celebration of NZSL as an official language of New Zealand.
Publish Date: 2021/05/11

Hank and Emma Faye to Teach Children Sign Language, Inclusivity, and Kindness
Deaf host debuts a new video series, Hank and Emma Faye, on KLRN PBS to teach children sign language, inclusivity, and kindness (Announcement / Notification).
Publish Date: 2021/01/31 - Updated: 2023/10/09

Policy Changes Needed for American Sign language and English Language Learners
American sign language and English language learners, new linguistic research supports the need for policy changes (Study).
Publish Date: 2018/06/11 - Updated: 2023/09/14

Using Sign Language Builds Phrases with Similar Neural Mechanisms as Speaking
Despite physical differences in how signed and spoken languages are produced and comprehended, neural timing and localization of planning of phrases is comparable between ASL and English.
Publish Date: 2018/04/03

Hearing Charities of America's Hearing Aid Project Changing Lives with Donor's Help
The mission of the Hearing Aid Project is to give low income individuals across the United States access to hearing aids at no cost.
Publish Date: 2018/01/22 - Updated: 2018/03/15

Brain Imaging Predicts Language Learning in Deaf Children
Researchers create machine learning algorithm that uses brain scans to predict language ability in deaf children after they receive a cochlear implant.
Publish Date: 2018/01/16

Sign Language Comparative List of Astronomical Words
List of signs represent collaboration between deaf communities, educators, and astronomers - the suggested signs are meant to engage the deaf community in scientific discussion (Informative).
Publish Date: 2017/12/08 - Updated: 2023/09/17

Sign Language May Offer Answer to Meaning of Music
Analysis concludes we may gain some insights by looking at sign language as to how we detect the meaning of music (Informative).
Publish Date: 2017/08/16 - Updated: 2023/09/17

Human Brain Tunes Into Visual Rhythms in Sign Language
Study reveals that the human brain entrains depending on the information in the signal - not on the differences between seeing and hearing.
Publish Date: 2017/06/09 - Updated: 2021/03/13

Sign Language Comprehension Different for Right or Left-handed Signers
Study reveals the speed at which sign language users understand what others are signing depends on whether the conversation partners are left or right-handed.
Publish Date: 2017/05/09

Indian Sign Language Dictionary in India
Government of India dictionary aims to bring together various sign languages used by people with speech and hearing impairments.
Publish Date: 2017/03/22 - Updated: 2020/08/12

Certified Deaf Interpreters Now Available to InDemand Clinicians, Patients and Families
InDemand Interpreting announces Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDIs) are now available on demand to health systems, clinicians, patients and families.
Publish Date: 2017/03/03

Study Into How Children With Cochlear Implants Learn Words
Understanding how deaf infants with cochlear implants absorb information and learn novel words during interactions with parents to help improve parental guidance with language development.
Publish Date: 2017/02/27 - Updated: 2018/05/01

U.S. DoJ Awards $500,000 to Initiate Video Based Services for Deaf Victims
National Deaf Service Line will enable Deaf victims of violence and stalking to speak directly with someone fluent in their preferred mode of communication via video phone 24/7.
Publish Date: 2017/01/28

SRV Canada Video Relay Service for People with Hearing Disability
Video relay service (VRS) service launched in Canada to empower Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with tools to communicate and provide greater independence.
Publish Date: 2016/09/29 - Updated: 2018/10/08

Closed Captions on In-Flight Entertainment Systems
Deaf and hard of hearing airline passengers will soon have closed captioned, on-demand in-flight entertainment videos.
Publish Date: 2016/02/04

Philadelphia Accent of American Sign Language
Linguists at The University of Pennsylvania document Philadelphia accent of American Sign Language (ASL).
Publish Date: 2015/12/06 - Updated: 2021/07/19

Smart Devices Recognize and Interpret Sign Language
New technology at Texas A&M enable smart devices to recognize and interpret sign language.
Publish Date: 2015/12/01 - Updated: 2021/07/19

Intonation and Sign Language: The Acquisition of Prosody in ASL
Study finds ASL signers learn intonation in much the same way that users of spoken languages do (Study).
Publish Date: 2015/09/29 - Updated: 2023/09/14

Scotland: British Sign Language Bill Passed Unanimously
British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill passed by all Parties in the Chamber in the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.
Publish Date: 2015/09/19

List of Online Sign Language Dictionaries
List of online free sign language dictionaries and resources for translating and learning sign languages including ASL, BSL and others (Informative).
Publish Date: 2015/01/26 - Updated: 2023/09/14

Infants Can Learn to Sign and Communicate from Videos
Children under two can learn communication skills from video including sign language, and perform similarly in tests when compared to babies taught by parents.
Publish Date: 2015/01/24

Spokane Video Relay Service Interpreting Center
Sorenson Communications announce opening of Sorenson Video Relay Service (SVRS) interpreting center in Spokane, Wash..
Publish Date: 2015/01/15

MotionSavvy's UNI Close to Reaching Crowd-funding Goal
The UNI device works without Internet connection to help Deaf and Hard of Hearing communicate anywhere at anytime.
Publish Date: 2014/12/19 - Updated: 2016/09/24

UNI Translates Sign Language into Audio and Speech to Text
First of its kind device translates sign language into audio and spoken word to text, finally empowering the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to lead full lives and boundless careers.
Publish Date: 2014/10/21 - Updated: 2020/12/08

Wireless Cochlear Implants
Researchers design a cochlear implant that can be wirelessly recharged and uses the natural microphone of the middle ear rather than a skull-mounted sensor.
Publish Date: 2014/02/10 - Updated: 2021/09/06

American Sign Language and Santa Claus
The holiday season is upon us once again, yet there are many children who are deaf or hearing impaired who have never had a conversation with Santa Claus.
Publish Date: 2013/12/16 - Updated: 2021/08/30

Improving Cochlear Implants with Computer Models of Neuronal Sound Processing
Investigating implementation of signals in the auditory nerve and subsequent neuronal processing in the brain using computer models developed at TUM manufacturers of cochlear implants.
Publish Date: 2013/12/03 - Updated: 2014/02/09

Are Headphones or Earbuds Safer?
Given a choice between ear buds and retro headphones the latter offers less risk of ear damage, providing they are used properly.
Publish Date: 2013/02/27 - Updated: 2021/05/20

MyVoice Translates Sign Language to Spoken Words
MyVoice is a device that reads sign language and translates its motions into audible words.
Publish Date: 2012/06/03 - Updated: 2021/09/08

Deaf Awareness in the Workplace
Just over ten years ago, Julie embraced and used her disability to help others by setting up her own training company, HearFirst, to educate service providers to meet the needs of deaf and disabled people.
Publish Date: 2012/05/02 - Updated: 2021/09/15

Cochlear Implants: Facts, Benefits and Risks
Benefits and information regarding cochlear implants, an implanted hearing device designed to produce hearing sensations useful to people with profound nerve deafness.
Publish Date: 2012/03/28 - Updated: 2022/04/09

Real Time Video Interpreting Services for American Sign Language
LifeLinks now offers real time interpreting between more than 180 languages including American Sign Language.
Publish Date: 2011/05/25

Sign Language Interpreter for The Celebrity Apprentice - SignTalk
SignTalk was so impressed with Matlin's inspiring message of focusing on abilities rather than disabilities that they donated $1500 to The Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Publish Date: 2011/05/19

Sign Language Users See Signs and Read Words Simultaneously
If a sign language user is a bilingual juggler they might not respond to the connections between the signs and words in a conscious way.
Publish Date: 2011/03/22

ReSound iSolate Nanotech Reduces Moisture Related Repairs By 50%
ReSound is now using a protective coating for hearing instruments that has resulted in a 50% reduction in moisture related repairs.
Publish Date: 2011/03/16 - Updated: 2013/06/15

Which Type of Hearing Aid is Best
Guide to the most important considerations you need to take into account when you are considering buying a hearing aid.
Publish Date: 2011/02/13 - Updated: 2020/10/26

Sign Languages Help Us Understand Nature of Metaphors
Various sign languages shows that certain types of metaphors are difficult to convey in sign language (Study).
Publish Date: 2010/12/11 - Updated: 2023/09/14

Healthy Ears Hear the First Sound, Ignoring the Echoes
University of Oregon researchers say auditory neurons just simply process that first strong signal.
Publish Date: 2010/08/26

Ascent Online Hearing Test
Free online hearing level test for accurate results in just 2 - 3 minutes.
Publish Date: 2010/08/25 - Updated: 2011/01/21

First Test of Sign Language by Cell Phone
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students perform first test of sign language by cell phone.
Publish Date: 2010/08/16

ReSound Announces Alera - The First Truly Wireless Hearing Aid with No Strings Attached
ReSound Alera is the first truly wireless hearing aid without cables wires or the need to wear uncomfortable accessories.
Publish Date: 2010/08/06 - Updated: 2013/06/15

First Sign Language Message from Space
The number of languages used on the International Space Station has recently increased.
Publish Date: 2010/07/24 - Updated: 2017/12/24

Online Baby Sign Language Classes
MSHLive Brings Baby Sign Language Classes into your home via the internet.
Publish Date: 2010/07/19

Drug Restores Hearing Loss
Study uncovers potential drug treatment for noise-induced hearing loss.
Publish Date: 2010/06/30

New Cochlear Implant May Further Improve Hearing
New cochlear implant with more flexible wire inserted further into the inner ear could improve conventional cochlear implants.
Publish Date: 2010/06/30 - Updated: 2014/02/09

Sign Language for Emergency Situations
Sign language for emergency situations is a communication solution for those in the deaf community.
Publish Date: 2010/05/30 - Updated: 2021/06/11

Captioning for Deaf and Hearing Impaired at Sports and Entertainment Venues
Captioning for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing at Sports and Entertainment Venues.
Publish Date: 2010/05/18

HearUSA Rolls Out AARP Hearing Care Program Nationwide
AARP Hearing Care Program from HearUSA is available to AARP members and is designed to help millions of Americans.
Publish Date: 2010/05/12

SoundBite Hearing System for Deaf Transmits Sound via Teeth
SoundBite hearing system is a non-surgical removable device to transmit sound via teeth to help people deaf in one ear regain spatial hearing ability.
Publish Date: 2010/05/05

Multiple Brain Regions Wired for Language
No single advanced area of the human brain that gives it language capabilities above and beyond those of any other animal species.
Publish Date: 2010/04/30

Accessible Phone and Video Interpretation Services
Enhanced computer based accessible version of Language Line Video Interpreter Service.
Publish Date: 2010/04/07 - Updated: 2010/04/09

Cochlear Implants Give Quality of Life Equal to Normal Hearing
Children with cochlear implants have quality of life equal to normal hearing peers.
Publish Date: 2010/02/01 - Updated: 2014/02/09

Purple Enhances P3 Deaf and Hearing Impaired Communications Application
Purple Communications text and video relay and on-site interpreting services communication suite for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Publish Date: 2010/01/21 - Updated: 2019/05/12

Free Video Relay Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
American Networks commitment to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing introduces a new VRS service to the TRS industry.
Publish Date: 2010/01/05 - Updated: 2015/01/15

Effective Communication for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Patients
Laws prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities and requires hospitals to provide effective communication for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Publish Date: 2009/09/15 - Updated: 2016/06/13

Improved Lip-reading Training for Deaf and Hearing Impaired
This research confirms how difficult the vital skill of lip-reading is to learn.
Publish Date: 2009/09/10 - Updated: 2018/01/26

World of Sound Speaks up on NICE
Cochlear implants for profoundly deaf children and adults latest drive to raise awareness of the procedure.
Publish Date: 2009/07/22 - Updated: 2009/08/31

Cochlear Implant Surgery and Commonly Asked Questions
Information on cochlear implants electronic devices that assist a deaf or hard of hearing person in developing a sense of sound.
Publish Date: 2009/04/18 - Updated: 2017/02/27

Sign-Tube - Sign Language Video Sharing for the Deaf
Sign-tube is a dedicated video sharing web site for the deaf community to share news information and events with people across the world.
Publish Date: 2009/03/01 - Updated: 2010/07/08

Cochlear Implant Surgery Safe for Elderly
Healthy elderly patients with severe to profound hearing loss can undergo a surgical procedure to receive cochlear implants.
Publish Date: 2009/02/28 - Updated: 2010/09/30

Devices Aids the Deaf Translating Sound Waves to Vibrations
Tool for deaf people who rely on lip reading and can not use or afford cochlear implants.
Publish Date: 2009/02/28 - Updated: 2012/06/05

Multiple Senses Used in Speech Perception
Recent studies suggest that we use a variety of senses for speech perception including lip reading.
Publish Date: 2009/02/11 - Updated: 2014/01/23

Teach Your Child Sign Language
Teaching your child sign language can be helpful to communicate with a child as they are growing up whether they are hearing impaired or not.
Publish Date: 2009/01/22 - Updated: 2010/07/19

British Sign Language: Facts and Information
Information on British Sign Language for the deaf including its history and learning to sign tips.
Publish Date: 2009/01/20 - Updated: 2018/11/28

Learning Sign Language
American sign language is probably the most popular and widely used by the deaf and it is not hard to learn but does take a little bit of time to master.
Publish Date: 2009/01/20 - Updated: 2014/01/25

American Sign Language Facts and Information
Introduction to American Sign Language as a means of deaf communication including history of ASL and learning to sign.
Publish Date: 2009/01/20 - Updated: 2021/05/20

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