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Adverse Childhood Communication Experiences Associated With an Increased Risk of Chronic Diseases in Adults Who Are Deaf

Introduction: This study explores adverse childhood communication experiences and its RRs for acquiring specific chronic diseases and mental health disorders in…
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Assessment of Internet Health Information on the COVID-19 among Deaf Communities in Japan: From Infodemiological Perspective (In Japanese)

Background: The internet and social media rapidly become a huge source of health information for people including deaf people, and…
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Avoiding Linguistic Neglect of Deaf Children

Deaf children who are not provided with a sign language early in their development are at risk of linguistic deprivation;…
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Bilingualism and attention: a study of balanced and unbalanced bilingual deaf users of American Sign Language and English

Early deafness is thought to affect low-level sensorimotor processing such as selective attention, whereas bilingualism is thought to be strongly…
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Bilingualism: A Pearl to Overcome Certain Perils of Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants (CI) have demonstrated success in improving young deaf children’s speech and low-level speech awareness across a range of…
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Cancer Screening: Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Adults using American Sign Language

Deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing (DDBHH) individuals experience barriers to accessing cancer screening, including ineffective patient-physician communication when discussing…
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Caregiver-Reported Indicators of Communication and Social Functioning for Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

We elicited caregiver-reported observations of children aged 5–10 who were deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) that resulted in two…
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Cochlear Implants and the Right to Language: Ethical Considerations, the Ideal Situation, and Practical Measures Toward Reaching the Ideal

In this chapter, the authors proposes an immediate remedy: to teach deaf children a sign language, along with training in…
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