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American Sign Language
... American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that employs signs made with the hands and other movements, including facial expressions and postures of the body. It is the first language...
Source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

The Basics: Hearing Aids
... Hearing aids are electronic devices that fit inside or behind the ear and help amplify sounds. Hearing aids are helpful, but they do not restore normal hearing or eliminate background noise. Whether y...
Source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

   

Hearing Disorders & Deafness Articles

  • Alström syndrome
    ... Alström syndrome is a rare inherited condition that affects many body systems. Signs and symptoms of the condition begin in infancy or early childhood. The disorder is characterized by progressiv...
  • American Sign Language
    ... American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that employs signs made with the hands and other movements, including facial expressions and postures of the body. It is the first language...
  • Auditory Neuropathy
    ... Auditory neuropathy is a hearing disorder in which sound enters the inner ear normally but the transmission of signals from the inner ear to the brain is impaired. It can affect people of all ages, fr...
  • Captions for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Viewers
    ... Captions are words displayed on a television screen that describe the audio or sound portion of a program. Captions allow viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing to follow the dialogue and the action ...
  • Cochlear Implants
    ... A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The implant is surgically placed unde...
  • Collagenopathy, types II and XI
    ... The type II and XI collagenopathies are a group of disorders that affect connective tissue, the tissue that supports the body's joints and organs. These disorders are caused by defects in type II ...
  • Genes and Disease: Deafness
    ... Hearing loss is extremely common and can present at any time from infancy to old age. About 1 in 1000 infants has profound hearing impairment, with half thought to be of genetic origin. Many deafness ...
  • Genes and Disease: Pendred syndrome
    ... Pendred syndrome is an inherited disorder that accounts for as much as 10% of hereditary deafness. Patients usually also suffer from thyroid goiter. The recent discovery of the gene for Pendred syndro...
  • Hearing Loss and Older Adults
    ... Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer "yes" to three or more of these questions, you could have a hearing problem and may need to have your hearing checked by a doctor. yes no  &nbs...
  • Hearing, Speech, and Language Problems in Children (Silence Isn't Always Golden)
    ... Some babies are born with hearing problems. Other children are born with normal hearing and begin to have hearing problems as they grow older. You can help your child's doctor to decide if your ch...

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