| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Hearing aids have improved the quality of many people's lives, but most users have learned they are less than ideal in noisy environments.
Going to the airport, store or doctor's office can be frustrating, said Dr. Frank R. Lin, a Johns Hopkins...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Ever spent a day without hearing a sound? Many Americans do and a determined group of students from University of Houston has created a device called 'my voice'.
Hoping to make it available within a year, it will read American Sign Language and will...
| Jun 22, 2012
Sunday, June 24
Cowboy monkey rodeo The Team Ghost Riders Cowboy Monkey Rodeo rides into Prince George's Stadium as the Bowie Baysox take on the Reading Phillies at 2:05 p.m. Information: 301-464-4865 or baysox.com.
Movie A free screening of "Shrek"...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Landing a spot 50 feet from the outdoor stage is a summer-concert coup.
But what if the headliners are the Jackhammers, real-life pneumatic tools blasting 95 decibels toward your eardrums?
Music to your ears? Of course not. You're already packing up,...
| Jan 18, 2012
Since her teens, Lesa Merlo, of Hinsdale, had learned to compensate as her hearing declined. She used the television's closed-captioning feature. She read lips and paid attention to body language. Often, it meant only being able to do one thing at a time,...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Two teachers from our viewing area have been selected as regional teachers of the year.
Roanoke City Public Schools teacher Tracey Nielsen has been selected as the 2013 Region 6 Teacher of the Year, and Bedford County Public Schools teacher David Webb...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Tiesha Powell has a new nickname for her 10-month-old son: Aladdin.
A friend suggested the new name for Kyan after the baby had survived a fall from the family's third-floor apartment in Gary Tuesday morning after a loose window screen gave way.
| Jul 18, 2012
| 5:27 PM
The everyday sounds we hear seem natural to us, but children with hearing loss can't take those sounds for granted.
"This camp brings together children with hearing loss ages four through ten from all over the community" - said Renee Davis, Executive...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:05 AM
A potluck picnic for those who are deaf or hard of hearing will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Melgaard Park.
Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass and beverages. People who not deaf or hard of hearing are welcome to join if they use sign language....
| Feb 6, 2012
| 1:55 PM
If you've ever talked to an aging parent or friend about their health care and heard comments such as I can live with it, it's not that bad, it ain't broke don't fix it, or all I do is go to doctor appointments, it can be frustrating and even...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Millions of people with hearing loss are not using hearing aids, according to new research by Johns Hopkins scientists.
Nearly 6.7 million Americans age 50 and older have hearing loss, but only one in seven uses a hearing aid, according to the new...