Does deafness alter brain circuits supporting social skills?

Hearing impairment may cause difficulties in social interactions, but new research indicates that social struggles experienced by deaf individuals are likely not due to brain alterations, but rather due to non-supportive ...

Overweight & Obesity

Deaf-to-Deaf weight loss program helps participants drop pounds

Shedding unwanted pounds can be hard for anyone, but may be especially difficult for Deaf sign language users who experience barriers to mainstream weight loss programs and the social support they offer. While those programs ...


Scientists discover two master genes critical for hearing

An international team of scientists led by the LKS Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has uncovered the underlying cause of deafness caused by swelling of the chambers in the inner ear.

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