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New tech allows deaf-blind to "watch" TV

New tech allows deaf-blind to "watch" TV

The software, developed by researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations (FASOCIDE) in Spain, was tested by a group of deaf-blind users.

May 21, 2017, 16:55 PM IST

How noise pollution is affecting our health

Watch this special segment and get to know, How excessive use of horn making people deaf and sick?

Jun 11, 2016, 21:29 PM IST

Gene therapy shows hope for the deaf to hear again

The successful restoration of hearing in mice suffering genetic form of deafness with the help of gene therapy has opened doors for researchers to try the same on humans.

Jul 09, 2015, 13:21 PM IST

New antibiotic could curb hearing loss

A new version of a common antibiotic could eliminate the side effects associated with the drug - risk of hearing loss and kidney damage, a new research has found.

Jan 03, 2015, 17:04 PM IST

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.

Nov 16, 2014, 15:49 PM IST

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.

Oct 21, 2014, 14:49 PM IST

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.

Oct 21, 2014, 13:37 PM IST

Claimants of dormant A/c to get 4% return

The Reserve Bank has established the Depositor Education and Awareness Fund (DEAF) to create awareness about such dormant accounts.

Jul 22, 2014, 16:17 PM IST

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.

Sep 28, 2013, 22:12 PM IST

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.

Jul 21, 2013, 19:36 PM IST

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.

May 03, 2013, 11:29 AM IST

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.

Sep 16, 2012, 17:30 PM IST

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.

May 21, 2012, 21:00 PM IST

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.

Jun 18, 2011, 12:29 PM IST

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.

Jun 03, 2011, 21:16 PM IST

Ocean acidification turning ‘Nemo’ fish deaf

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

Jun 03, 2011, 15:58 PM IST

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.

Jun 03, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

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.

May 27, 2011, 10:53 AM IST

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.

May 14, 2010, 18:47 PM IST

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.

Jan 19, 2010, 23:42 PM IST