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  • Ludwig Van Beethoven Happy 248th Birthday

    12/16/2018 2:16:42 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 25 replies
    https://www.onthisday.com/ ^ | December 16, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
  • Wrongly Convicted Former Rep. Steve Stockman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    11/12/2018 7:48:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Democrats are gloating over the sentencing of former Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) last week. He was ordered to serve 10 years in prison for the vague charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Whenever prosecutors want to get someone who hasn’t actually committed a crime, they use those vague but scary sounding charges. He was also ordered to pay $1,014,718.51 in restitution, to be divided between him and two other co-defendants.What did Stockman actually do to warrant this? He facilitated four donations from two donors totaling $915,000 to two nonprofits he was associated with. One of the nonprofits...
  • Legendary Guitarist Eric Clapton Says He's Going Deaf

    01/12/2018 4:40:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    WPXI ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Kelcie Willis
    Musician Eric Clapton says he is going deaf. The 72-year-old singer says he plans on still performing, but his mounting health issues as he ages are a concern. “The only thing I'm concerned with now is being in my 70s and being able to be proficient,” Clapton said in an interview with BBC 2. “I mean, I’m going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work. I’m hoping that people will come along and see me just because, or maybe more than because I’m a curiosity. I know that is part of it, because it's amazing to myself I’m...
  • Specially timed signals ease tinnitus symptoms in first test aimed at condition's root cause

    01/03/2018 12:20:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | January 3, 2018 | University of Michigan
    A closeup view of the skin-stimulating electrodes and earphones used to deliver the specially timed signals. Credit: University of Michigan ======================================================================================================================================================================= Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears—a condition called tinnitus—but a new study shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain. In a new paper in Science Translational Medicine, a team from the University of Michigan reports the results of the first animal tests and clinical trial of the approach, including data from 20 human tinnitus patients. Based on years of scientific research into the root causes...
  • Police shoot deaf man 'ignoring commands'

    09/21/2017 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 113 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21st September 2017 | BBC News
    A deaf man has been shot and killed by Oklahoma City police officers as he approached them holding a metal pipe. The two officers did not hear neighbours shouting "he can't hear you", before opening fire, police captain Bo Mathews said. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was fatally shot on Tuesday evening as police were investigating a hit and run. The shooting is being investigated by city homicide detectives to determine if it was legally justified. "In those situations, very volatile situations, you have a weapon out, you can get what they call tunnel vision," Cpt Mathews said, adding that Sanchez was...
  • 'Is anybody else mesmerized?' ASL interpreter steals the show during Irma press conference [TR]

    09/10/2017 1:45:20 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23:09 EDT, 9 September 2017 | UPDATED: 00:09 EDT, 10 September 2017 | KAILEEN GAUL
    Full Title: 'Is anybody else mesmerized?' Sign language interpreter steals the show during Hurricane Irma press conference with dramatic facial expressions While Florida Governor Rick Scott was telling Floridians how to prepare for Hurricane Irma, a sign language interpreter stole the show. During Scott's remarks on Saturday, the especially expressive interpreter stuck out his tongue, grimaced and bulged his eyes to convey the severity of the situation. The unidentified interpreter's antics caused a stir on social media, with the majority of people on Twitter praising his dramatic American Sign Language interpretation. As he signed for the sentence saying water 'flows...
  • Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device

    08/09/2017 11:39:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2017 1:46 AM EDT | Matthew Lee and Michael Weissenstein
    The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device. In the fall of 2016, a series of U.S. diplomats began suffering unexplained losses of hearing, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation into the case. Several of the diplomats were recent arrivals at the embassy, which reopened in 2015 as part of former President Barack Obama’s re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Some of the diplomats’ symptoms were...
  • Student Union Wants to Ban Clapping and Cheering Because it Excludes Deaf People

    04/29/2017 6:41:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | April 28, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Britain's largest national student union has told attendees of its annual conference they would face "consequences" for cheering and clapping because these forms of expression exclude deaf people. The National Union of Students (NUS), which includes most university student unions, held a two-day conference on Tuesday. During the conference, audience members were repeatedly warned that they must stop whooping and expressing support for a speaker because it has "serious impact" on the accessibility of the conference, The Daily Telegraph reported. Instead of clapping, the students were advised to use "jazz hands" - a gesture when people wave their hands in...
  • Scientists Have Begun Testing Whether MDMA Can Cure Tinnitus

    03/22/2017 2:13:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    thump.vice.com ^ | March 15, 2017 | Alexander Iadarola
    Photo of MDMA courtesy of Wikipedia Commons Researchers in New Zealand have started trials to see whether MDMA can treat tinnitus, a condition that causes people to hear irritating sound no one else can hear. The undertaking has taken place over the last two years, and involved a small number of participants who were given a very low dose of MDMA or a placebo and monitored over a four-hour period, reports Stuff. Many of the participants who took the MDMA reported a partial alleviation of tinnitus after three hours, but there was also a large placebo effect among the participants....
  • Signers - A sign that we are really screwed up

    10/06/2016 3:22:04 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 44 replies
    Oct 6, 2016 | ML/NJ
    So I'm watching the Weather Channel. (I'm allowed. My 93 year old Mom lives on the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach.) And there's some government guy, in the Carolinas I think, talking about doom and destruction in a little window on the screen. In another window, three times the size, there's some fat oaf flailing away, almost assuredly at taxpayer expense, with his hands and arms. I assume he was "signing" the words of the government guy. So I looked. Our deaf or nearly deaf population is about a million. (And they must be illiterate or blind too, because it...
  • Deaf man shot dead by police 'while using sign language'

    08/23/2016 12:47:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 80 replies
    ITV ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    Police allegedly shot dead a deaf man outside his front door as he tried to communicate with them in sign language. Officers in North Carolina had attempted to pull over 29-year-old Daniel Harris last Thursday for speeding, according to NBC. But instead of slowing down, Mr Harris continued on his way home. One witness reported Mr Harris was then shot and killed "almost immediately" after exiting his vehicle". The witness said it appeared the victim had attempted to communicate with an officer via sign language when he was fired on outside of his home.
  • State trooper shoots dead an unarmed deaf mute father

    08/22/2016 6:34:21 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 98 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | Aug 22,2016 | Khalida Rahman
    A North Carolina state trooper shot dead a deaf and mute man who was apparently trying to communicate using sign language after he was pulled over for a speeding violation. Daniel Kevin Harris, 29, a father to a four-year-old boy, was killed just feet from his home in Charlotte by trooper Jermaine Saunders on Thursday evening. Police say Saunders tried to pull Harris over for a speeding violation on Interstate 485 at around 6.15pm, but the driver led authorities on a brief pursuit before stopping. Officials said that's when the driver got out of his car and an encounter took...
  • Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

    08/22/2016 10:56:55 AM PDT · by No One Special · 137 replies
    The Free Thought Projec ^ | August 21, 2016 | Matt Agorist
    Charlotte, NC — A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language. Harris, who is deaf and mute, was gunned down in front of his house. According to police, trooper Jermaine Saunders attempted to pull Harris over around 6:14 p.m. on Thursday. For an unknown reason, Harris did not stop and, instead, drove to his home. During the pursuit, both cars became damaged and eventually came to a stop near Harris’ home. “I was here in my driveway and I saw the...
  • Deaf man receives touching note from Starbucks barista

    02/23/2016 6:15:59 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 16 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 22 February 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    (NEW YORK) - A Virginia man's Facebook post is creating some Internet buzz after he shared a note from a Starbucks employee who offered a kind gesture. Ibby Piracha, who is deaf, told ABC News through an interpreter that he was surprised Friday morning to be greeted by the familiar barista with sign language. "I usually use my phone and I'll text them what I want to order," Piracha of Leesburg, Virginia, said. "She was saying she looked on YouTube because she had a lot of customers that came in using text. I was very surprised she was willing...
  • Trump Steals Jeb's Strategy, Tries to Win the Republican Primary Without the Base

    02/16/2016 5:21:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 136 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did I not tell you? Did I tell you, right here it is in the Wall Street Journal: "Donald Trump Makes Pitch to Democrats in South Carolina." That had to be the explanation for Trump's strategy on Saturday night. It had to be. South Carolina is an open primary. Polling data's all over the place, by the way. The internal Bush poll for which there are two sources -- so somebody in the Bush camp is leaking polling data, 'cause this is internal stuff -- and the internal polling of candidates we hardly ever see, and, in...
  • Quiet that ringing in the brain: New drug promises relief from epilepsy and tinnitus...

    07/17/2015 12:47:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.eurekalert.org ^ | 23-Jun-2015 | University of Connecticut
    FULL TITLE: Quiet that ringing in the brain: New drug promises relief from epilepsy and tinnitus with fewer side effects =================================================================================================== A new drug may treat epilepsy and prevent tinnitus by selectively affecting potassium channels in the brain, UConn neurophysiologist Anastasios Tzingounis and colleagues report in the 10 June Journal of Neuroscience. Epilepsy and tinnitus are both caused by overly excitable nerve cells. Healthy nerves have a built-in system that slams on the brakes when they get too excited. But in some people this braking system doesn't work, and the nerves run amok, signaling so much that the brain gets...
  • Graedons' Pharmacy | Could biotin tame tinnitus?

    07/17/2015 12:20:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.bradenton.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | By JOE and TERESA GRAEDON
    Q: I wanted to share my experience with tinnitus. It's not incapacitating, but it is annoying. I found something that helps by serendipity. My wife has hair loss. She takes levothyroxine (Synthroid) and liothyronine (Cytomel) because her thyroid was removed via radiation. She also takes biotin to lessen her hair loss. I'm bald on top, but I thought I'd see if biotin would help grow new hair. It didn't. What DID happen with the very first dose was total elimination of my tinnitus! A few hours after I take the biotin, the tinnitus returns, but at a much lower intensity....
  • Study shows relief for tinnitus, debilitating ringing in ears

    07/17/2015 12:11:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.oregonlive.com ^ | 07/16/2015 | By Lynne Terry
    Robert Folmer of the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center gave people with chronic tinnitus transcranial magnetic stimulation as part of a study. Participants found their symptoms decreased by about a third. (Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center ) ================================================================================================= Imagine dealing with stresses of every day, juggling the demands of family life and deadlines at work, with a constant ringing in your ears? That's just what millions of Americans who suffer from tinnitus face. Hope could be on the way. New research by the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University found that a noninvasive technique involving...
  • Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf mice

    07/09/2015 12:49:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | July 08, 2015 | Provided by Children's Hospital Boston
    Sensory hair cells in the cochlea of a Beethoven mouse treated with TMC2 gene therapy. In this confocal microscopy image, microvilli are shown in red and cell bodies in green. The human ear has about 16,000 sensory hair cells. Credit: Charles Askew :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Using gene therapy, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have restored hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness. Their work, published online July 8 by the journal Science Translational Medicine, could pave the way for gene therapy in people with hearing loss caused by genetic mutations. "Our gene therapy protocol is not...
  • New White House receptionist is a West Wing pioneer: 'Deaf people can do anything'

    03/27/2015 9:35:39 AM PDT · by bigtoona · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/27/15 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Anyone wanting to speak to the president must stop by her desk first. Leah Katz-Hernandez, 27, is the new White House receptionist. She is also deaf. “It’s a fantastic opportunity and also to show that deaf people can do anything,” she said through an interpreter, who is provided for her at work. With a desk just steps away from the Oval Office, Katz-Hernandez is usually the first to greet anyone — from world leaders to White House staff members — who has an appointment with the president or his top-level aides. She also oversees the White House guest book and...