Tag Archives: hearing loss

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – June 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What research is being done in employment, education, and technology to improve the lives of people who are Deaf … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 8

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Diagnostics: NPR program highlights over the telephone hearing test (The Hearing Review) A recent National Public Radio (NPR) Morning Edition program featured a hearing test that consumers can take over the phone to … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, October12 to Friday, October 16

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Entertainment: Autism coming-of-age documentary to debut on HBO (Disability Scoop) A film following a group of young women with autism spectrum disorders as they prepare for the social challenges of attending a dance … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Research: Theater training may boost skills in kids with autism (Disability Scoop) Children with autism can see big gains in socialization, communication, and other skills by learning to perform on stage, according to … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Advocacy: Sports Illustrated honors walker with a cause (Disability Scoop) A week after 15-year-old Hunter Gandee walked to Ann Arbor while carrying his little brother with cerebral palsy, he walked onto the pages … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 19 – Friday, May 23

Human Interest: How a brain treatment for OCD turned a man into a Johnny Cash fanatic (The Washington Post) “A case of musical preference for Johnny Cash following deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens,” published in the May issue … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 7 – Friday, April 11

Autism Awareness Month: Autism-vaccine concerns remain widespread (Disability Scoop) A new Harris Poll survey finds that 1 in 3 parents believe that vaccines can cause autism, despite the link being widely discredited by the scientific community. In the poll of … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 24 – Friday, March 28

Human Interest: Boston bombing survivor dances again (United Press International) A professional dancer who lost the lower part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing about a year ago is the recipient of a prosthetic limb specially designed … Continue reading

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Gallaudet University introduces a new MPA program

Gallaudet University, the only university in the world geared specifically toward the education of Deaf(*) and hard of hearing students, recently introduced a new Masters in Public Administration for Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing professionals working in the public … Continue reading

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Hear Better in Chicago: Mayor’s Office offers free phones

The Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities offers free amplified phones for people who have hearing loss. Visit them online at http://www.cityofchicago.org/Disabilities to find out more. Not in Chicago? Check with your Mayor’s office. They may have a similar … Continue reading

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