| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Ever spent a day without hearing a sound? Many Americans do and a determined group of students from University of Houston has created a device called 'my voice'.
Hoping to make it available within a year, it will read American Sign Language and will...
| May 15, 2012
| 6:47 PM
While many Burbankers are aware that Elvis Presley rehearsed and recorded at Burbank's NBC Sound Studios back in 1968, far fewer know that for a short time in 1947, Marilyn Monroe was a Burbank resident living on South Avon Street. These two cultural...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Landing a spot 50 feet from the outdoor stage is a summer-concert coup.
But what if the headliners are the Jackhammers, real-life pneumatic tools blasting 95 decibels toward your eardrums?
Music to your ears? Of course not. You're already packing up,...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
| May 19, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Though the 13 members of the Kentucky School for the Deaf Class of 2012 originally hail from different parts of the state, their close bond was evident during Friday’s graduation ceremony.
Spirits were high as students, teachers, family members and...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Two teachers from our viewing area have been selected as regional teachers of the year.
Roanoke City Public Schools teacher Tracey Nielsen has been selected as the 2013 Region 6 Teacher of the Year, and Bedford County Public Schools teacher David Webb...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:21 AM
In the past, many families with special-needs children may have skipped vacations to theme parks, hotels and adventure spots because they didn’t feel comfortable with the facilities and services. But today, there are many more options. Thanks to the...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Tiesha Powell has a new nickname for her 10-month-old son: Aladdin.
A friend suggested the new name for Kyan after the baby had survived a fall from the family's third-floor apartment in Gary Tuesday morning after a loose window screen gave way.
| Jul 18, 2012
| 5:27 PM
The everyday sounds we hear seem natural to us, but children with hearing loss can't take those sounds for granted.
"This camp brings together children with hearing loss ages four through ten from all over the community" - said Renee Davis, Executive...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:56 PM
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) and Virginia Relay have announced that military veterans living with a hearing or speech loss are now automatically eligible for telecommunications equipment through...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:12 AM
The Burbank Police Department has announced plans to begin offering its community academy program -- a behind-the-scenes look at police operations -- for Armenian-language speakers and the hearing impaired.
“Our administration is trying to open...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 2:04 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There's not enough evidence to say whether older adults should be screened for hearing loss if they don't have any symptoms, according to a new statement from a government-backed panel.
The recommendation, released on Monday,...