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Designing spaces with marginalized people in mind makes them better for everyone
How the ‘curb-cut effect’ makes the world easier to navigate.
World Health Organization: Limit Headphone Time To An Hour Per Day
Turned-up audio players and noisy locales are putting millions of young ears at risk
Prototype Retainer Could Help Hearing-Impaired ‘Listen’ With Their Tongues
Putting the words right in your mouth
Deaf Baby Hears His Mother’s Voice For The First Time [Video]
An eight-month old infant gets his cochlear implant activated.
Video Device Reads American Sign Language and Translates It Into Audible English
Sign language can greatly improve the communication capability of hearing-impaired people, but there’s still a major barrier in that most...
Video: An Automatic Text-To-Sign-Language Translation System
Japanese researchers at NHK Science & Technology Research laboratories are developing an animated sign language translation system that automatically converts...
Lip-Reading Cell Phones Could Enable Silent Conversation
One the problems with cellphones is that they force personal conversations out into the world. Arguing with your spouse? Speaking...
Targeted Video Compression Brings Cell Phones to Sign Language Users
Most people use the video camera on their phone for bootlegging concert footage or recording drunken antics. But for the...
New Breed of Mice Retains Great Hearing (and Sex Lives) in Old Age
Scientists cross mice that have normal hearing with prolific breeders to get the best of both worlds in a new super mouse
An Iowa 911 Call Center is the First to Accept Text Messages
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