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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Speech, Language & Swallowing Deficits in a Long-Term Acute Care Setting Q&A with Leigh Anne Baker, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Leigh Ann Baker, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her master's degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She is a board certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and works at Promise Hospital (www.promise-batonrouge.com... Continue Reading

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Climate Affects Development Of Human Speech

An interesting question, one that linguists have long debated, is whether climate and geography affect language. The challenge has been to untangle the factors that cause sounds to change. To find a relationship between the climate and the evolution... Continue Reading

Mothers Don't Speak So Clearly To Their Babies

People have a distinctive way of talking to babies and small children: We speak more slowly, using a sing-song voice, and tend to use cutesy words like "tummy." While we might be inclined to think that we talk this way because it is easier for childr... Continue Reading

Cochlear Implant Users Can Hear, Feel The Beat In Music

People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team headed by an investigator at Georgetown University Medical Center. ... Continue Reading

Patient Older Age Not An Issue In Revision Cochlear Implantation

Older age of a patient does not appear to be an issue when revision cochlear implantation is warranted because of device failure, according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Cochlear implantation improves speec... Continue Reading

Chicago Boy Named 2015 March Of Dimes National Ambassador

A 12-year-old Chicago boy who survived being born nearly four months prematurely will serve as the March of Dimes Foundation's 2015 National Ambassador, it was announced today. Elijah Jackson, despite being an active child, continues to battle the h... Continue Reading

Hearing-Aid 'Intervention' Offers Guidance For Adjusting To Devices

When individuals wear their hearing aids for the first time, they are flooded with sounds they have not heard in months or years; yet, previous research has shown that not all new sounds are welcomed. Ambient noises such as air conditioners, wind and... Continue Reading

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