Communication disorders

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles and sComm Launch Use of Communication Devices for People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 3:00pm

"Our focus is always on providing superior customer service, and these devices will allow for a much better experience for Vermonters who are deaf or hard of hearing."

Key Points: 
  • "Our focus is always on providing superior customer service, and these devices will allow for a much better experience for Vermonters who are deaf or hard of hearing."
  • The UbiDuo enables people who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate with others without a sign language interpreter by using two-way, simultaneous, real-time keyboards.
  • People who are deaf or hard of hearing and hearing people can now talk to each other face-to-face and interact simultaneously by using this device.
  • A federal grant award from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the amount of $22,954 was used to purchase 11 UbiDuo devices.

Free Bilingual Texting Service Helps Parents Worried About Their Child's Speech and Language Development

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:05pm

Speech and language disorders are among the most common disorders that young children experience.

Key Points: 
  • Speech and language disorders are among the most common disorders that young children experience.
  • Most speech and language disorders are highly treatable, but the earlier parents and caregivers seek help for their child, the better.
  • However, parents absolutely know their child best, and we always encourage them to trust their gut on matters related to their child's speech and language development.
  • http://www.asha.org/
    Bright by Text is a nationwide text messaging service that helps parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8 make the most of everyday interactions.

Helping concerned parents identify and understand developmental delay

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Helping parents to identify and understand developmental delay in their child is crucial in ensuring children receive the necessary intervention and support as fast as possible.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Helping parents to identify and understand developmental delay in their child is crucial in ensuring children receive the necessary intervention and support as fast as possible.
  • Being concerned about a child's development and the potential for delay is something that occupies the minds of many parents and for good reason.
  • In the US, over 16.7% of children will experience some form of developmental delay.
  • Developmental delay may be present in any one of the different aspects of a child's development.

"Double Masking" and Hearing Loss: New Pandemic Realities Pose Additional Challenges for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 5:15pm

Since the beginning of the pandemic, necessary public health measures such as wearing masks and social distancing have presented significant daily challenges for people with hearing loss.

Key Points: 
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, necessary public health measures such as wearing masks and social distancing have presented significant daily challenges for people with hearing loss.
  • Masks also take away a person's ability to read lips and see facial expressions, both of which help people better understand what is being communicated.
  • ASHA recommends the following actions to help improve communication for those with hearing loss:
    Move to a quiet place if you can.
  • Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids.

Decibel Therapeutics and Invitae Announce Launch of Amplify™ Genetic Testing Program

Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:00pm

Decibel Therapeutics , a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to discovering and developing transformative treatments to restore and improve hearing and balance, today announced a partnership with Invitae, a leading medical genetics company, to launch AmplifyTM, a no-charge genetic testing program to screen for the genetic cause of congenital hearing loss in children diagnosed with auditory neuropathy.

Key Points: 
  • Decibel Therapeutics , a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to discovering and developing transformative treatments to restore and improve hearing and balance, today announced a partnership with Invitae, a leading medical genetics company, to launch AmplifyTM, a no-charge genetic testing program to screen for the genetic cause of congenital hearing loss in children diagnosed with auditory neuropathy.
  • This program seeks to provide much-needed answers to patients and families of patients who experience congenital, monogenic hearing loss.
  • AmplifyTM is available to individuals who meet the following criteria:
    AmplifyTM is a no-charge program that offers genetic testing for those who qualify.
  • Although genetic testing can confirm a potential diagnosis, the absence of a genetic alteration does not preclude a diagnosis of genetic hearing loss.

Miracle-Ear® Offering Free Hearing Exams at All of Its 1,500+ Locations Across the Country

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 10:39pm

Hearing tests are important because untreated hearing loss can lead to more serious health conditions such as dementia, social isolation and depression, says Dr. Thomas Tedeschi, Chief Audiology Officer for Amplifon Americas.

Key Points: 
  • Hearing tests are important because untreated hearing loss can lead to more serious health conditions such as dementia, social isolation and depression, says Dr. Thomas Tedeschi, Chief Audiology Officer for Amplifon Americas.
  • These exams not only help identify potential issues before they start, but they can also lead to successful treatment and care for those with confirmed hearing loss.
  • Recognizing this critical aspect of our health, Miracle-Ear is offering free hearing tests with a licensed hearing care provider at all its locations across the country.
  • Amplifon Americas, a division of Amplifon Group, is a leading provider of hearing health care solutions in the U.S. and Canada.

CES 2021 PenguinSmart's intelligent and individualized rehab therapy helps children improve speech and language delays

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 8:55pm

PenguinSmart is a digital healthcare startup that enables intelligent, individualized rehab therapy for all.

Key Points: 
  • PenguinSmart is a digital healthcare startup that enables intelligent, individualized rehab therapy for all.
  • Currently, there are not enough rehab professionals to meet the need because rehab therapy requires intensive and customized care.
  • First, their voice-based speech detection can identify speech and language delays in children in just 2 minutes.
  • Last, their online home intervention support services with licensed speech therapists allow parents to follow specialized learning plans for their children to improve their speech and language delays.

Quietum Plus Review: Natural Ingredients Supplement For Tinnitus Cure

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 10:10am

It uses nine natural ingredients, including Fenugreek and Pacific Kelp, to make up this product.

Key Points: 
  • It uses nine natural ingredients, including Fenugreek and Pacific Kelp, to make up this product.
  • MUST SEE: "Shocking New Quietum Plus Report This May Change Your Mind"
    People develop hearing loss either congenitally or through acquired causes.
  • Quietum Plus comes in to lower the cost of preventative health by educating the masses on ways to better care for their ears.
  • Beyond this, it provides natural ingredients known to care for the overall hearing health.

Quietum Plus Review: Natural Ingredients Supplement For Tinnitus Cure

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 10:00am

It uses nine natural ingredients, including Fenugreek and Pacific Kelp, to make up this product.

Key Points: 
  • It uses nine natural ingredients, including Fenugreek and Pacific Kelp, to make up this product.
  • MUST SEE: "Shocking New Quietum Plus Report This May Change Your Mind"
    People develop hearing loss either congenitally or through acquired causes.
  • Quietum Plus comes in to lower the cost of preventative health by educating the masses on ways to better care for their ears.
  • Beyond this, it provides natural ingredients known to care for the overall hearing health.

Otonomy Reports Positive Top-Line Results from Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of OTO-413 in Patients with Hearing Loss

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 12:00pm

Based on these results, the company plans to continue development of OTO-413 for the treatment of hearing loss.

Key Points: 
  • Based on these results, the company plans to continue development of OTO-413 for the treatment of hearing loss.
  • All subjects enrolled in this trial self-reported hearing difficulty in a noisy environment that was confirmed by speech-in-noise (SIN) testing.
  • Most of the patients enrolled in this trial also had moderately-severe hearing loss by standard testing in a quiet background.
  • We are excited to announce these positive top-line clinical results for OTO-413 that support its continued development for patients with hearing loss, said David A. Weber, Ph.D., president and CEO of Otonomy.