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Hereditary Deafness in Dogs and Cats by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Tue 06 Nov 2012 6:00am I lived with a deaf dog back in my veterinary school days. He was a pretty classic case of congenital/hereditary deafness — a merle Australian Shepherd that also had vision loss. His owner kept him safe, and he was living a pretty normal and happy canine life, despite his disabilities.   Hereditary deafness in a dog or cat is one of those ... Read on »
Good Deaf Reads by kim Posted Mon 27 Aug 2007 12:00am by kim Last week while digging through a pile of old books I came across a great mystery I’d read long ago called A Maiden’s Grave by Jeffrey Deaver. It was about two kidnappers who held a school bus full of young girls and their teachers hostage in an abandoned meat ... Read on »
TMC1, a Deafness-Related Gene by Posted Mon 30 Apr 2007 5:00pm Description of Invention: Hearing loss is a common communication disorder affecting nearly 1 in 1,000 children in the United States alone, and nearly 50% of adults by the age of eighty. Hearing loss can be caused by environmental and disease-related factors; however, hearing loss due to genetic factors accounts for approximate ... Read on »
Hot Off the Lab Bench: Research News on Hearing Loss, Usher Syndrome by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Jun 2009 11:39am This is still not the craftsy blog we've been advertising. Instead we bombard you with science(!!), which from this reporter's perspective is the most exciting thing on earth. I suppose most readers will think otherwise, so I'll try to make it as exciting or, at least, as informative as I can. I've spent the last two days at conferences at ... Read on »
NIH Researchers Identify Key Proteins of Inner Ear Transduction Channel by Medline Plus Posted Mon 21 Nov 2011 4:51pm National Institutes of Health-funded researchers have identified two proteins that may be the key components of the long-sought after mechanotransduction channel in the inner ear — the place where the mechanical stimulation of sound waves is transformed into electrical signals th ... Read on »
Recent Research Revealing A Gene To Restore Hearing Loss by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 08 Sep 2013 7:00pm Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing that the mutation in the SLC26A4 gene causing hearing loss could be restored. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article, ( ... Read on »
A Letter From My Father by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:48pm A few weeks ago my father sent me a letter answering some questions about my early years when my hearing loss was discovered. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for this early intervention in my hearing journey by my parents. Through their determination, strength, & perseverance they made sure I had every option available to me. I st ... Read on »
CONTAGIOUS LIVING by Lisa Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 8:11pm Abigail Hannaford-Ricardi is the mother of two children with multiple cognative, physical and medical special needs. She was asked to give the sermon at the First Unitarian Church of Worcester, Massachusetts on April 15, 2007. Her remarks, inspired by her experiences with her son Terry, who has congential CMV disease,are reprinted here. FIRS ... Read on »
Martha's Vineyard Sign Language by Megan S. Posted Thu 01 Jul 2010 7:28am Martha's Vineyard Cottages Martha's Vineyard Sign Language was a signed language used for almost two hundred years in the small island off Cape Cod. In Martha's Vineyard in 1854, 1 in 155 residents were deaf. Both hearing and deaf people in the community used sign language, to the point where a person's hearing ability ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IE by Posted Tue 04 Dec 2012 10:47am On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed November 2012 What is hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IE? Hereditary sensory and ... Read on »