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 ...

Neuroscience

Deaf brain processes touch differently, study shows

People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The finding reveals how the early loss of a ...

Health

Mental health problems twice as prevalent in deaf people

A Review in this week's Lancet says that mental health problems are about twice as prevalent in deaf people compared with the general population, and also reports disparities in access to and quality of mental health care ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Deaf sign language users pick up faster on body language

Deaf people who use sign language are quicker at recognizing and interpreting body language than hearing non-signers, according to new research from investigators at UC Davis and UC Irvine.

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