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Deaf Communication: Sign Language & Hearing Aids Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Deaf Communication category.

Though some documents may have since been updated or revised they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

2018-01-22 : 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.
2018-01-16 : 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.
2017-12-08 : 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.
2017-08-16 : 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.
2017-06-09 : Human Brain Tunes Into Visual Rhythms In Sign Language : Study reveals that the brain entrains depending on the information in the signal - not on the differences between seeing and hearing.
2017-05-09 : 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.
2017-03-22 : Indian Sign Language Dictionary To Be Release In India Soon : Government of India dictionary aims to bring together various sign languages used by people with speech and hearing impairments.
2017-03-03 : 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.
2017-02-27 : 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.
2017-01-28 : 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.
2016-09-29 : New Canadian 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.
2016-02-04 : 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.
2015-12-06 : Philadelphia Accent of American Sign Language : Linguists at The University of Pennsylvania document Philadelphia accent of American Sign Language (ASL).
2015-12-01 : New Smart Devices May Soon Recognize & Interpret Sign Language : New technology at Texas A&M could enable smart devices to recognize and interpret sign language.
2015-09-29 : Study on 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.
2015-09-19 : Scotland: British Sign Language Bill Passed Unanimously : British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill passed by all Parties in the Chamber in the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.
2015-01-26 : Online Sign Language Dictionary : List of online free sign language dictionaries and resources for translating and learning sign languages including ASL, BSL and others.
2015-01-24 : 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.
2015-01-15 : Spokane Video Relay Service Interpreting Center : Sorenson Communications announce opening of Sorenson Video Relay Service (SVRS) interpreting center in Spokane, Wash..
2014-12-19 : 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.
2014-10-21 : UNI Translates Sign Language into Audio and Speech to Text : MotionSavvy announces crowd-funding campaign to build UNI, the first device that allows both deaf and hearing communities to naturally communicate with each other.
2014-02-10 : 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.
2013-12-16 : 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.
2013-12-03 : 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.
2013-02-27 : The Headphone Fad - Mixed Signals to Our Children : Given a choice between ear buds and retro headphones the latter offers less risk of ear damage, providing they are used properly.
2012-06-03 : MyVoice Device Translates Sign Language to Words : MyVoice is a device that reads sign language and translates its motions into audible words.
2012-05-02 : Deaf Awareness in the Workplace : The importance of Deaf awareness in the workplace as staff are being encouraged to raise awareness of different types of deafness.
2012-03-28 : 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.
2011-05-25 : Real Time Video Interpreting Services for American Sign Language : LifeLinks now offers real time interpreting between more than 180 languages including American Sign Language.
2011-05-19 : 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.
2011-03-22 : 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.
2011-03-16 : 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.
2011-02-13 : 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.
2010-12-11 : Sign Languages Help us Understand Nature of Metaphors : Various sign languages shows that certain types of metaphors are difficult to convey in sign language.
2010-08-26 : Healthy Ears Hear the First Sound, Ignoring the Echoes : University of Oregon researchers say auditory neurons just simply process that first strong signal.
2010-08-25 : Ascent Online Hearing Test : Free online hearing level test for accurate results in just 2 - 3 minutes.
2010-08-16 : First Test of Sign Language by Cell Phone : Deaf and hard-of-hearing students perform first test of sign language by cell phone.
2010-08-06 : 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.
2010-07-24 : First Sign Language Message from Space : The number of languages used on the International Space Station has recently increased.
2010-07-19 : Online Baby Sign Language Classes : MSHLive Brings Baby Sign Language Classes into your home via the internet.
2010-06-30 : Drug Restores Hearing Loss : Study uncovers potential drug treatment for noise-induced hearing loss.
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.
2010-05-30 : Sign Language for Emergency Situations : Sign Language for Emergency Situations communication solution for those in the deaf community.
2010-05-18 : Captioning for Deaf and Hearing Impaired at Sports and Entertainment Venues : Captioning for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing at Sports and Entertainment Venues.
2010-05-12 : 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.
2010-05-05 : 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.
2010-04-30 : 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.
2010-04-07 : Accessible Phone and Video Interpretation Services : Enhanced computer based accessible version of Language Line Video Interpreter Service.
2010-02-01 : Cochlear Implants Give Quality of Life Equal to Normal Hearing : Children with cochlear implants have quality of life equal to normal hearing peers.
2010-01-21 : 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.
2010-01-05 : 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.
2009-09-15 : 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.
2009-09-10 : Improved Lip-reading Training for Deaf and Hearing Impaired : This research confirms how difficult the vital skill of lip-reading is to learn.
2009-07-22 : World of Sound Speaks up on NICE : Cochlear implants for profoundly deaf children and adults latest drive to raise awareness of the procedure.
2009-04-18 : 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.
2009-03-01 : 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.
2009-02-28 : Cochlear Implant Surgery Safe for Elderly : Healthy elderly patients with severe to profound hearing loss can undergo a surgical procedure to receive cochlear implants.
2009-02-28 : 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.
2009-02-11 : Multiple Senses Used in Speech Perception : Recent studies suggest that we use a variety of senses for speech perception including lip reading.
2009-01-22 : 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.
2009-01-20 : British Sign Language: Facts and Information : Information on British Sign Language for the deaf including its history and learning to sign tips.
2009-01-20 : 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.
2009-01-20 : American Sign Language Information : Introduction to American Sign Language as a means of communication including history and learning to sign.

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