Vaccination

Balky sign-ups complicate virus vaccinations for blind, deaf

Unable to see, Carla McQuillan typically uses a program that converts the letters on a screen into audible words when she wants to read something online. The tool wouldn't work when she tried to schedule an appointment to ...

Health

Barriers to healthcare for deaf communities in Wales

Deaf people in Wales face serious challenges in getting the health care information and services that they need, according to a recently published report. (Health and Wellbeing for Deaf Communities in Wales: Scoping for a ...

Health

Linguistic expertise key to improving Deaf health research

For the past two years, Tim Riker, a lecturer of American Sign Language at Brown University's Center for Language Studies, has worked with a group of University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers to tackle a significant ...

Neuroscience

Cochlear implant success depends on brain circuit organization

A cochlear implant is an electronic device capable of restoring hearing in a profoundly deaf person by directly stimulating the nerve endings in the inner ear. This technology enables people who have become deaf to communicate ...

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