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Breakthrough discovery could pave the way for the development of the world’s first pharmacological interventions against hearing loss

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Professor UEYAMA Takehiko (Biosignal Research Center, Kobe University) and the inner ear research group (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine) have identified the cell types in the inner ear cochlea (*1) responsible for the production of superoxide (Nox3*2-expressing cells). These results are expected to contribute towards the development of the world’s first drug-based treatment for hearing […]

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Deaf campaigner calls for clear mask research

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More research needs to be done into effective clear masks to help deaf people communicate during the pandemic, according to a campaigner. Melissa Julings, 35, from Norwich, said the wearing of masks had left deaf people feeling “isolated” and “lost” throughout the past year. The government is due to review face coverings before 21 June, […]

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Portable Hearing Loops at Covid vaccination site

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An HLAA (Hearing Loss Association of America) member reports on a very welcome initiative. Cherie wrote, ‘Finally, a looped vaccination site! The City of Seattle has portable hearing loops at the Lumen Field mass vaccination center. The hearing loop and a trained staff member meet you at each entry point, then accompany you throughout.’ This prompted […]

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Rinri Therapeutics Raises £10 million to Advance Stem Cell Therapy Hearing Loss Treatment

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Welcome to IHLMA Aims Code of Practice Hearing Loops Members Resources Updates SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND — Rinri Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing a novel stem cell therapy to restore hearing, today announces that it has raised a total of £10 million) from existing investors Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund (BIVF), UCB Ventures and BioCity alongside the UK Government Future Fund. […]

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How video conferencing apps compare for accessibility

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During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, video calling services have become increasingly important to connect us to friends, family and work. But how do they compare for accessibility features that benefit deaf people and those with hearing loss? Jesal Vishnuram, Head of Technology at RNID, reviews eight video conferencing apps to see how they compare. https://rnid.org.uk/2020/12/how-video-conferencing-apps-compare-for-accessibility/

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Deaf Awareness Week

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This month sees the beginning of Deaf Awareness Week – dedicated to spreading awareness of deaf issues and to educate and inform of best practices when dealing with hearing loss.    The theme this year is ‘Coming through it together’ and the UK Council on Deafness has created some promotional materials that are now available […]

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