A new software that could help the deaf 'hear'

Now, even a deaf person can listen to sounds coming through via Wi-Fi signals, thanks to a new software being developed by London-based science writer Frank Swain.

EyeCane enables the blind to 'hear' obstacle distance

The low-tech White Canes widely used by the visually impaired may soon become a thing of the past as researchers have now developed an electronic travel aid that enables the blind to hear and feel distance information from different directions.

Protein NT3 helps deaf to hear, says study

Scientists have recently restored hearing of mice that were partly deafened by noise using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein NT3 in their ears.

Screening of new-borns for hearing defects must: Doctors

Testing of the hearing capacity of the new-born children should be made mandatory, doctors said here on Saturday, adding that it would lead to early treatment of hearing as well as speech problems.

Device that translates sign language into text for deaf

Researchers have developed a novel computer system that enables deaf people to translate gestures used in sign language into text.

Deaf Nehal Bhogaita crowned Miss India Worldwide

Britain`s Nehal Bhogaita has won the title of Miss India Worldwide, making her the first deaf to win the beauty pageant.

Women regularly taking ibuprofen likelier to go deaf

Women who regularly take ibuprofen and paracetamol are at a higher risk of losing their hearing, researchers say.

Deaf and dumb are valid witnesses: SC

The testimony of deaf and dumb witnesses can by relied upon by courts as they are competent, Supreme Court ruled.

Viagra has almost turned ‘sex-loving’ Hugh Hefner deaf!

Two 21-year-old twins, who were the former lovers of Hugh Hefner have revealed that the ‘Playboy’ chief has gone partially deaf.

Scientists find why the deaf see better

Deaf people have better eyesight as their eyes are developed differently from those in people who can hear, according to a new research.

Ocean acidification turning ‘Nemo’ fish deaf

Recent studies have shown that ocean acidification causes fish to lose their sense of smell.

Scientists find why the deaf see better

Deaf people have better eyesight as their eyes are developed differently from those in people who can hear, according to a new research.

Reading and solving crosswords can make you deaf

A study has found that becoming engrossed in a good book or a crossword really can block the ability to hear.

50-year-old arrested for raping minor deaf and dumb girl

A 50-year-old was arrested
on Friday on the charges of raping a minor deaf and dumb girl here
in Sundergarh district.

Army Chief suffers hearing problem, can’t make out words

Army Chief Deepak Kapoor suffers
from hearing impairment after exposure to heavy booming sound
of guns.

India`s deaf may get licence to drive

India is one of the few countries in the world where the hearing impaired are not allowed to drive.