Latest National Technical Institute for the Deaf Stories

Hearing Loss Gene Discovered
2012-10-26 08:50:04

[ Watch the Video: Gene That Leads To Hearing Loss ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) recently identified a gene related to hearing loss in older Americans. 30 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from hearing loss and the new findings will assist in the development of preventive efforts for this particular population. The discovery of a genetic biomarker for age-related hearing loss is nine years in...

2011-05-26 06:00:00

AURORA, Neb., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Relay, a telecommunications relay service provider for the State of California, has awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Kimberly Han, a student at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Kimberly was awarded the scholarship for her outstanding academic performance and notable involvement in both school and community activities. In addition to maintaining a GPA above 3.50, Kimberly has volunteered in extracurricular...

2011-01-18 22:47:09

Depression, post-traumatic stress also more prevalent than among hearing youths A new study at Rochester Institute of Technology indicates that the incidence of maltreatment, including neglect and physical and sexual abuse, is more than 25 percent higher among deaf and hard-of-hearing children than among hearing youths. The research also shows a direct correlation between childhood maltreatment and higher rates of negative cognition, depression and post-traumatic stress in adulthood. The...

2009-02-20 07:55:00

Software enables deaf students to capture spoken words and graphics in NTID/RIT classrooms ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New technology that displays graphics, such as equations, alongside captions on a laptop computer screen enables deaf and hard-of-hearing students to better follow classroom discussions. This new technology, a software application called C-Print Pro Tablet, is being developed and field-tested at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at...

2008-04-23 06:00:53

By Boutin, Daniel L Deaf and hard of hearing students have a high attrition rate from postsecondary educational institutions. Tinto's (1987) longitudinal model of persistence is discussed in relation to its application for deaf and hard of hearing students attending postsecondary institutions. The unique needs of these students are addressed according to their pre-entry attributes, goals and commitments, institutional experiences, integration, and outcome. An alliance of professionals is...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'