| 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...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 2:17 PM
There were no deaf children where I grew up, no deaf children where I went to school.
There was no hearing impairment I can remember in my family, no deaf personnel serving in the military where I was assigned.
So it's no surprise that I was also...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:14 AM
A few dozen pennies, shiny and perpetually floating in a clear brick of plastic sit on Herman Shooster's desk. Given as a gift celebrating the 1968 initial public offering of his first entrepreneurial venture, a frozen food company, it wasn't long...
| 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 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Verizon Wireless customers can now send a text message to 911 for emergency help.
A 9-1-1 text alert pilot program will be launched today throughout Frederick County and six other counties across the Northeast. The service is designed to enable those...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Trey Wilson can't hear the crowd applaud when he scores a goal, and he has scored quite a few since he discovered hockey was a perfect outlet for his energy.
The 25-year-old left wing from Riverside was born deaf, which means he can't hear the crunch of...
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:56 PM
SOUTH BEND -- More people are dying in fires and here's why it's so startling: most of those deaths could have been prevented.
Indiana's fire marshal says most of those fatal fires involved homes without smoke detectors or working ones. Jim Greeson...
| 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!...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"What?" How often do you have to ask this question during conversations? If the answer is often, you could have a hearing problem.
Nearly a third of adults ages 65 to 74 and almost 50 percent of those age 75 or older have at least some degree of...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Nothing can prepare a person for living in silence.
After all, the world is filled with sound — car horns beeping, babies crying, conversations and music bouncing off the walls of a noisy restaurant.
But sometimes, those sounds disappear, either...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Every year, more college students in the U.S. are learning a new language without uttering a word.
American Sign Language, or ASL, has become one of the most popular language classes, ranking fourth in the latest Modern Language Association Survey and...