| 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,...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 5:21 PM
A long-serving St. Joseph County probate judge is accused of misconduct on the bench in connection with alleged remarks made to a woman in a guardianship hearing for a deaf teenager last year.
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed...
| Apr 25, 2012
Only 1 in 7 people ages 50 and older who should be using hearing aids actually wears a device, according to a recent study led by two Johns Hopkins researchers and published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine."
The study authors, Dr. Frank R. Lin...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:42 AM
The Geneva Sound System Model XS is an extra-small travel alarm clock that looks about as modern as "Mad Men."
A travel alarm clock, circa 1960s, was a neat little foldaway case, often trimmed in faux leather like the Model XS. Inside resided a windup...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:26 PM
It's not uncommon in life to hear — but not actually listen. Ask any long-married couple. Or the parent of a toddler. Or, for that matter, the parent of a teenager.
Humankind, in fact, has made rather an art of communication in which the true...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:30 PM
In the intellectually raucous British household of Nina Raine's "Tribes," family members don't so much talk as assault each other with monologues.
The dinner table cacophony consists of scraps of debate, ironic jabs, aesthetic proclamations, academic...
| Mar 4, 2013
Twenty years ago, when I was deep into my working mother juggling act, I would curse my generation's timing.
For the women who come after us, I thought, it would surely be easier.
Corporate America would no doubt stop being shocked — shocked!...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:15 PM
While most theater practitioners gravitate from show to show, venue to venue, a few may be found putting in years of artistic labor on behalf of one specific producing organization. Two such individuals are spotlighted this week.
The Costa Mesa...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Bob Hiltermann was four years old when he lost his hearing to spinal meningitis, but another six years would pass before anyone around him would discover he was deaf.
He was 10 when a teacher debunked his family’s assumption that he was “...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diabetes has already been tied to an increased risk of kidney and cardiovascular troubles, nerve damage and vision loss, and now a new study finds diabetics to be more than twice as likely as those without the disease to have...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
There has been a lot of news about medical tests lately. Physicians are coming out against unnecessary testing and screenings to save patients time, money and health risks.
As a senior, how do you know which tests or screenings you should have done, and...
| Jul 6, 2011
Lawrence R. Newman, a prominent advocate for the rights of the deaf community and a former longtime teacher and administrator at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, has died. He was 86.
Newman, who served two terms as president of the...