A common cause of hearing loss is damage to the hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear. Researchers hope to use stem cell therapy to produce new hair cells.
Many doctors claim to understand tinnitus, but end up wasting our time. This article is an essay of my experience with doctors, information I learned from research, and a review of how I'm dealing with my tinnitus.
A helpful guide with illustrations to assist parents and caregivers in determining if a child may be autistic. Here are ten early detection signs of autism to look for.
AMD or age-related macular degeneration is one of the major eye problems associated with aging. This article discusses AMD including definition, causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatments.
A teacher of the visually impaired shares insights on the dumb things people sometimes do when they are around a blind person.
Not sure how to handle jury duty with your hearing loss? You should know that the law protects your equal rights to serve on a jury.
Does your child with autism cry inconsolably and you don't know how to help them? This article reviews commonly overlooked reasons for constant crying and offers suggestions to solve the problem.
There are many types of speech disorders, or speech impediments. In this article, we will consider six different types.
Should deaf children learn sign language? An examination of conflicting opinions on this controversial subject.
One simple test may help save your vision and prevent future problems with eyesight. Take the test now.
Hearing loss simulations are very useful for educating parents, teachers, and friends about what a hearing loss "sounds" like. This article also explains the different levels of hearing loss.
In spite of more exposure to deaf people in the media, certain myths prevail about this unique and diverse community.
Sensory integration disorder (SID) is common but often misunderstood and unrecognized in autism, Asperger's, and PDD-NOS. Learn the facts about SID and autism.
Here are some things to keep in mind when communicating with an person who has autism spectrum disorder.
Sixteen simple and effective tips to support teens and adults who are hypersensitive to what they see, hear and smell.
Here are some of the main issues that irritate and challenge people with mobility issues who use wheelchairs.
We have become more accepting of children with autism in our communities, but many adults on the spectrum still feel isolated and alone.
Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing impairment. It can cause problems in life, but it's possible to deal with at least some of these problems. Experimental evidence suggests that one type of brain-training game may be helpful for improving certain cases of hearing loss.
The number of disabled Americans may surprise you! Read more about how many people are disabled and the challenges facing them.
Some people with profound hearing loss identify themselves as a part of a deaf community with a unique language and culture.
Glaucoma causes gradual vision loss and even blindness if it's not treated effectively. Specially-formulated curcumin might be helpful. In at least some cases, the disorder may be an autoimmune disease.
Drama therapy has a uniquely human approach to autism. It embraces the condition and helps open up the autistic young person to the world of social play, interaction and the imagination.
Children with cerebral palsy may need adaptive equipment to get through their day-to-day activities, both at school and at home. Written by a mom of a child with cerebral palsy.
Why so called “inspirational” videos about people hearing for the first time with cochlear implants (CIs) or assistive listening devices do not tell the true story of deaf people’s experiences. They can be misleading and do not accurately reflect what cochlear implants or hearing aids actually do.
Many people are fascinated by sign language but don't understand much about it. Common myths and misconceptions are addressed.
Even though you may have never seen sign language, you may actually know some. Here are 21 basic signs you'll probably recognize right away.
Sensorineural hearing loss can be congenital or can come on suddenly without warning. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
A closer look at whether disability simulations really help non-disabled people by increasing understanding and empathy. Do these simulations decrease the stigma and myth surrounding disability?
Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of Autism that is defined by the person’s lack of social skills as well as communication difficulties.
I recently conducted an online survey of tinnitus sufferers asking about various issues they have. I compiled the results into a review that can be easily interpreted to determine if there are any common causes.
Autism is a complicated medical condition that requires specially trained professionals for an accurate diagnosis. Untrained individuals cannot and should not label a child as autistic.
The incidence of persistent toe walking and tight heel cords were found to be higher in children with an autistic spectrum disorder but lower in children with Asperger syndrome.
Various assistive technology and devices are available to the deaf and hearing impaired. This article lists a few of the auditory and non-auditory devices available to improve communication in the lives of the deaf and the hard of hearing.