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Deaf Moviegoers’ Options Grow with Expansion of New Closed-Captioning Glasses Deaf Moviegoers’ Options Grow with Expansion of New Closed-Captioning Glasses
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Closed captioning has been helping deaf and hearing impaired television and movie fans for decades – but the technology has mostly been limited to the home viewing experience. Going out the the theater has traditionally posed a problem for those …

Diabetes Linked to Hearing Impairment in New Study

A new study shows that patients with diabetes have a significantly higher prevalence of hearing impairment than those who do not have diabetes. The study, to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), comes in the …

Netflix Will Caption All Streaming Videos by 2014, Per Settlement Netflix Will Caption All Streaming Videos by 2014, Per Settlement
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Netflix and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) have reached an agreement that will see the company close caption every single one of their streaming videos by September 30th, 2014. According to the NAD, this landmark settlement will hopefully …

Deafness Cure Demonstrated in Gerbils Using Stem Cells
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Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a possible cure for deafness that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, turning them into ear cells. The researchers found that when they transplanted human embryonic stem cells into deaf gerbils, the gerbils …

Once Deaf, Bird Brains Can’t Keep a Tune: Deaf Equals Disharmony
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Duke University Medical Center has released a new finding that pertains to songbirds and may have implications for other creatures including humans. It’s a known fact that neural pathways that are constantly activated will strengthen over time, but the inverse …