Tag Archive: hearing_loss

deafCensus

deafCensus aims to provide access to a database containing services and resources related to hearing loss. The site also contains national demographic data on deaf and hard of hearing individuals for organizations, service agencies, community resources, and academic and research institutions. It has over 7000 entries and should become a great resource.

MyHearingHealth.com

MyHearingHealth is a blog for anyone with a hearing loss and their loved ones – it’s a place to learn, share and grow. The site’s vision is to create a vibrant community and it accepts blog posts and feature articles from our readers in addition to the content written by Clarity and The EAR Foundation. …

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Magnetizing Implant

Recently had a couple of funny incidences with the implant. I was changing out the batteries and thought I dropped one. I looked all over the floor for it and it refused to be found. I put all three batteries in and was about to put the implant back on when I saw a battery …

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Experience the Awareness

Last Friday, my kid’s elementary school held a program called “Experience the Awareness.” The point of the program is to have the kids learn about the struggle behind the different disabilities and learning differences. Kids rotate through 10 stations, spending about five minutes (too short) at each station. We covered muscular dystrophy, missing limb, injured …

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Dealing with Phone Reps and Recordings

While working for a company, employees received a letter from HR telling us we needed to call the voice automated system to confirm our accounts. It had to be “the employee” who does it. I asked the manager what I should do about it and she said to have Paul call. I didn’t trust this …

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Gene Responsible for Hearing Loss

Researchers have found another gene that increases a person’s risk for hearing loss. The gene known as KCNQ4 may be the cause of “age-related” hearing loss rather than long-time noise exposure. Here are previously mentioned genes also linked to hearing loss.