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Melissa Karp, AuD

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    • 3 Ways to Build a Better Hearing Brain Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Objective data shows nutrition, meditation, and music influence the auditory pathways of the brain, making it possible to "build a better brain" for listening and learning with simple interventions.
    • 6 Reasons Hearing-Impaired People Don't Get Hearing Aids Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      There are many reasons people with hearing loss do not purchase hearing aids. This article looks at common reasons and how to address these concerns.
    • Rechargable Hearing Aids Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Changes in rechargeable batteries for hearing aids mean longer battery life, ease of use, and better reliability.
    • Hearing Aids and iPhone: A Recipe for Better Hearing and Customer Satisfaction Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Hearing aids that are compatible with free iPhone apps allow users more flexibility, better hearing in noise, and the ability to adjust their own hearing aids for the sound quality they desire.
    • Listening Therapies for Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Overview of the most common listening therapies used to treat auditory processing disorders. Includes description, duration, and associated research behind the therapies.
    • How to Remove Ear Wax Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Do's and Don'ts to remove ear wax safely. What to try at home and when you need to see a doctor.
    • Sean Berdy Interview Created: Saturday, July 23, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Interview with Sean Berdy, a deaf actor who plays Emmett on the ABC Family show Switched at Birth." itemprop="description"> Saturday, June 19, 2004 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      How does one come up with a personal name in ASL? Deaf forum members respond. Some say the community has to give you one. Others offer examples." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • Hearing Aid Manufacturers Created: Thursday, February 07, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Companies that manufacture hearing aids. Most companies make digital hearing aids, and a few still make analog or body worn hearing aids. Still others make hearing aids that can resist water and sw...
    • High-Frequency Hearing Loss Created: Monday, August 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Hearing loss in the higher frequencies: What causes it, how it can be prevented, how it can be managed." itemprop="description"> Saturday, April 21, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Deaf people in prison, and a deaf prison ministry network." itemprop="description">
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    • Deaf-Hearing Marriage Created: Sunday, November 30, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
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    • Deaf People on Television in the Seventies Created: Monday, November 02, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Deaf people have been on television since almost the beginning of television. In the 1970s, more deaf actors began to appear on television." itemprop="description" Sunday, July 06, 2003 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Autoimmune inner ear disease is one of the lesser known causes of hearing loss." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, February 09, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Mumps effects include deafness. Although the mumps have largely been reduced, the virus still exists." itemprop="description"> Saturday, October 04, 2003 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Suggestions and guidelines for people considering a cochlear implant for themselves, or for their children." itemprop="description"> Saturday, December 10, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Deafness information for India, including schools and nongovernmental organizations." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, August 13, 2003 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      The Silent News was THE national deaf newspaper from 1969 to 2002." itemprop="description"> Monday, November 24, 2003 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A look at one form of communication and instruction, the use of Signing Exact English." itemprop="description"> Sunday, October 16, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Games and puzzles, in books, board games, and online games for learning and practicing sign language either alone or with friends." itemprop="description">...
    • Deaf Culture - Deaf Theatre Created: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Deaf theatre past and present, education in deaf theatre, resources on deaf theatre, and deaf playwrights." itemprop="description"> Saturday, January 10, 2004 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Michelle Banks is a deaf African American woman with an acting and creative background.
    • Deanne Bray-Kotsur - Sue Thomas F.B.Eye Actress Created: Monday, April 06, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Interview with Deanne Bray-Kotsur, who had starred in Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye." itemprop="description"> Saturday, July 31, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Every community has its leaders, and so does the deaf community. Profiles of people providing leadership in the deaf community.
    • Cause of Hearing Loss - Genetics Created: Sunday, January 30, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Genetics and hearing loss and resources for more information including websites, books, and organizations doing research." itemprop="description">>
    • Deaf Literature - Poetry by Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Created: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Poetry is a medium for expressing feelings about hearing loss." itemprop="description">
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    • Hearing Aids - Types Created: Friday, November 28, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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    • Audiology - ABR versus OAE Created: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emissions testing (OAE) are compared in this article." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, October 28, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      ABC stories are a fun way to express and practice the sign alphabet." itemprop="description"> Sunday, November 30, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      FM systems are an essential educational listening tool for deaf and hard of hearing children." itemprop="description"> Monday, September 10, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Finding an interpreter to hire can be challenging. Here is a list of interpreting directories, state by state." itemprop="description">> Thursday, January 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Are ear tubes effective for battling hearing loss due to fluid? Do the risks justify getting ear tubes?" itemprop="description">