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Probing Question: Can deafness be cured?

The New Orleans Saints won the Superbowl in February, and the crowd roared. Quarterback Drew Brees brought his one-year-old son to the field to experience the celebration-muffled through an enormous pair of ...

Mar 04, 2010
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YouTube extends automatic video captioning

YouTube, in a significant development for millions of deaf Internet users, extended automatic caption capability Thursday to all English-language videos on the video-sharing website.

Mar 04, 2010
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Hearing assistance comes to the home (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have combined state-of-the-art technologies to help end the isolation suffered by the hearing impaired. End users are eager to get their hands on the suite of tools.

Dec 29, 2009
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Now hear this: Swim-proof hearing aids to get test

(AP) -- They're not your grandpa's hearing aids. Today's newest models range from the completely invisible - it sits deep in the ear canal for months at a time - to Bluetooth-enabled gadgets that open cell phones and iPods ...

Dec 28, 2009
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Hearing the words beneath the noise

Hearing aids and cochlear implants act as tiny amplifiers so the deaf and hard-of-hearing can make sense of voices and music. Unfortunately, these devices also amplify background sound, so they're less effective in a noisy ...

Aug 05, 2009
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Wis. could be first to require cochlear implants

(AP) -- Wisconsin could become the first state requiring private insurance companies to cover cochlear implants for children with severe hearing problems. The state Legislature passed a bill Thursday requiring private health ...

Apr 23, 2009
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