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Melissa Karp, AuD

Updated Articles and Resources

By Melissa Karp, AuD

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Cochlear Implant Failure - Reimplantation and Extrusion Created: Sunday, November 23, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Newly implanted cochlear implants sometimes have to be removed and the patient re-implanted." itemprop="description"> Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
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    • Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
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    • Internet Relay Services Created: Sunday, December 21, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A comparison of internet relay services for the deaf and hard of hearing." itemprop="description"> Sunday, May 23, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Resources for learning more about laws and legislation that affects deaf and hard of hearing people." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, August 03, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Advances in genetics have enabled scientists to identify genes that cause hearing loss. The hearing loss occurs from a mutation in the inner ear." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
    • Education - Scholarships and Financial Aid for Deaf Students Created: Sunday, October 17, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      There are many scholarships or financial aid available specifically for deaf/hard-of-hearing students or those studying interpreting or deaf education." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Hearing Loss - Communicate with Deaf or Hard of Hearing People Created: Monday, September 26, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      With a few simple changes to their behavior or the communication environment, hearing people can easily communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Hearing Loss and Women Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
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    • Top Sign Language Books Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Top sign language books and dictionaries, from your About.com Guide.
    • New Advances in Bone Conduction Hearing Aids Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
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    • What is an Audiologist? Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      What is an audiologist? What is the difference between an audiologist and hearing aid dispenser? What is the difference between an audiologist and ENT?
    • Contact Your Guide Created: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      Frequently asked questions and contact information.
    • Police Mistreatment of Deaf Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014
      One deaf person's experience with having his rights under the ADA violated by the police." itemprop="description"> Sunday, November 23, 2003 Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014
      Internships and co-ops are important for deaf students about to enter the working world." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014
      What causes hearing damage? Why is it we can be born able to hear, and then later as children or adults, we lose some or all of our hearing?
    • People - Kenny Walker Created: Thursday, October 02, 2003 Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014
      A look at the career of a deaf professional football player named Kenny Walker.
    • Removing Ear Wax Created: Sunday, December 21, 2003 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
      Got wax? Learn about removing ear wax and ways of treating the deep wax that may impact your hearing.
    • Sign Language Word Reference Guide Created: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
      Looking for a sign? Check out this A-Z reference guide for the signs to words and phrases.
    • Cholesteatoma Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Created: Saturday, January 22, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
      A cholesteatoma is a skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum that can cause hearing loss if left untreated. Learn the signs and symptoms.
    • Sign Language Dictionary Online Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
      Do you need to know how to sign a word? Check a sign language dictionary online.
    • Cause of Hearing Loss - Goldenhar Syndrome Created: Thursday, November 20, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
      Goldenhar syndrome is a fairly rare syndrome that among other things, causes hearing loss. Learn about treatment and support for this syndrome.
    • People - Laurent Clerc Created: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
      Laurent Clerc is one of the most-honored deaf men in history. Learn how he brought deaf education to America.
    • Deaf Culture Basics Created: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      The deaf community in America has its own unique culture of art, theater, writing, and more.
    • A Brief Biography of Heather Whitestone McCallum Created: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Heather Whitestone was the first crowned deaf Miss America. While she only held the title for one year, she has a permanent place in deaf history.
    • Helen Keller's Biography Created: Friday, June 13, 2003 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Helen Keller was a remarkable deaf and blind woman whose appeal still endures today. Read the fascinating story of her life and discover additional resources.
    • Cause of Hearing Loss - Ototoxicity Created: Monday, July 26, 2004 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Ototoxic drugs can cause hearing loss, both temporary and permanent.
    • Deafness and Attention Deficit Disorder Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      It is hard to make a definite diagnosis of attention deficit disorder in a deaf child.
    • Guide Review of Moments of Truth: Robert R. Davila, The Story of a Deaf Leader Created: Thursday, June 11, 2009 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
      Review of the biography Moments of Truth: Robert R. Davila, The Story of a Deaf Leader.
    • Hearing Impaired - Why You Shouldn't Use Hearing Impaired Created: Saturday, January 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
      What is the term hearing impaired, and why you shouldn't use it.
    • Speech Banana Created: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
      Definition of a speech banana.
    • Mother, Father Deaf Day Created: Saturday, December 20, 2003 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
      About a day to honor deaf parents of hearing children.

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