Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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Tuesday, June 26

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Colleton Industries

Colleton County Disabilities and Special Needs Board

728 Hiers Corner Road, Walterboro, SC

(Call 843-549-1732 for directions)

Service Theme: Adult Individual and Family Supports and Services – Focus is on individuals aged 22 and older who live at home with family.

Tuesday, July 17

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Patrick Center Annex

Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board

1700 Ridge Road, Greenville, SC

(Call 864-679-0220 for directions)

Service Theme: Early Intervention and Other Children’s Services– Focus is on individuals aged birth through 21 who live at home with family.

Tuesday, July 24

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Staff Development Building

Pee Dee Regional Center

714 National Cemetery Road, Florence, SC

(Call 843-664-2635 for directions)

Service Theme: Residential Services– Focus is on all individuals living in a community or regional center residence funded by DDSN.

Tuesday, August 7

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Training Center

Midlands Regional Center

8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC

(Call 803-935-7502 for directions)

Service Theme: Self Advocacy −Focus is on listening to consumers and self-advocates of all ages who receive DDSN-funded services.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hearing Loss Gene Discovered

Picture of Ear
Antwerp, Belgium, June 19 (UPI)-"Belgian scientists have identified a gene responsible for the most common cause of hearing loss among white adults-otosclerosis.

A University of Antwerp team, led by Melissa Thys, said the finding might lead to new treatments for the malady that affects approximately 1 in 250 people."

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Monday, June 11, 2007

A Wider Range of Sounds for the Deaf

Auditory ImplantScienceDaily--"More than three decades ago, scientists pursued the then radical idea of implanting tiny electronic hearing devices in the inner ear to help profoundly deaf people. An even bolder alternative that promised superior results-implanting a device directly in the auditory nerve-was set aside as too difficult, given the technology of the day.

Now, however, scientists have shown in animals that it's possible to implant a tiny, ultra-thin electrode array in the auditory nerve that can successfully transmit a wide range of sounds to the brain."

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

MRI May Predict Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury

Image of spine
Science Daily-"Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiologists can better predict the likelihood of full or partial recovery of patients with acute spinal cord injuries (SCI), according to a study published in the June issue of the journal Radiology."

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Deaf audiences can 'see' dialogue

Image of theater and captioning device.
BBC News website -By Geoff Adams-Spink,Age & disability correspondent.
"Thanks to government and Arts Council grants, more and more theatres in England are able to offer captioned performances to people with impaired hearing.

Captioning is an emerging craft that demands a combination of skills - not least the ability to maintain concentration for long periods."

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