Manufacturing sites are high noise working areas.
Israel Paul Nyarubeli
Measures to control or reduce workplace noise exposure are critical to reducing hearing loss in workers.
Andrew Foster with students from the boarding school for deaf children at Mampong-Akwapim, Ghana, about 1961.
Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives
Ghana urgently needs an official Ghanaian Sign Language (GSL) policy. Such a move has the potential to humanize education for people who are Deaf and alleviate the linguistic discrimination they face.
Scientists are working on technology to analyse and advise your attempts to learn sign language.
Sign and spoken language share the stage in a theatre production, with Deaf actors performing in their first language.
A New Zealand theatre company stages plays that blend spoken and sign language, giving audiences a chance to experience Deaf culture and identity.
The latest proposed cuts to deaf education services just fuel the deaf community's mistrust of the 'hearing' authorities that wield the axe.
There is so much more to sign language than the hands, as interpreter Christine Dudley demonstrates.
Yes, sign language has grammar – and it goes way beyond what you do with your hands.
Cytomegalovirus infection in the womb is more common in Australia than infection with listeria or toxoplasma in pregnancy.
We can prevent congenital deafness and intellectual disability due to cytomegalovirus by simple hygiene measures. So, why don't pregnant women know about this?
People suffering hearing loss learn to speak through a combination of lip-reading and watching for visual clues.
Kenyan Sign Language bridges the communication gap between the deaf and hearing.
Reuters/Andres Martinez Casares
Effective communication in sign language between health workers and deaf patients enhances the provision of safe and effective health care.
Deafness is a huge burden for economies and individuals. This is particularly true in developing countries. Solutions need to take into account not just costs, but the rights of individuals too.
Nyeleti Nokwazi Nkwinika acknowledges the applause after graduating with her Masters degree.
This Masters degree sets a precedent in South Africa and gives universities that want to be truly inclusive a lot to think about.
Using sign language is just one way for deaf people to communicate. New technology is emerging that helps with learning.
One South African student's experience with live captioning technology may be the start of an exciting change for deaf university students who do not use sign language.
It’s written on your face.
Adding a camera that can work out where sound is coming from could make hearing aids smarter.
The power is yours.
The world’s leading humanoid robot, ASIMO, has recently learnt sign language. The news of this breakthrough came just as I completed Level 1 of British Sign Language (I dare say it took me longer to master…
Newborn hearing screening usually takes place in maternity wards while the baby is settled or asleep.
Between one and three of every 1,000 newborns will have a significant, permanent hearing loss. These babies have a six-month window of opportunity for treatment that will allow them to retain their developmental…
Louder than you think.
Professional musicians are at nearly four times the risk of noise induced hearing loss as the general population, shows a new study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. They are also 57% more likely…
Jumbled up in silence.
There has been huge investment into research seeking to understand dyslexia in recent years. This has led to the development of tests that can be used to diagnose dyslexia and interventions to help children…
A period of temporary blindness has been shown to dramatically improve hearing in adult mice. New research has demonstrated…
The genetic mutation causes hearing to deteriorate in the late teens or early twenties and get progressively worse with age.
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Australian researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which a rare genetic mutation causes premature deafness in people…
Men account for 61% of the health expenditure on hearing loss.
I have a favourite café that I have patronised regularly for many years. It’s often crowded and noisy and, until this year, I coped with that by taking my coffee early – before the café ambience became…