Month: July 2011

New Mobile Translation App for People with Hearing Loss

SpeechTrans has launched SpeechTrans Ultimate for those with hearing loss. The new app enables people with hearing loss to conduct real-time two-way conversations in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian and German and Mandarin Chinese without the need for sign language or an in-person translator.

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NIDCD Research: Two Proteins Act to Tune Ear’s Tip Links

Drs Bechara Kachar and Mhamed Grati, reaserchers at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Laboratory of Cell Structure and Dynamics, have discovered that two inner ear proteins are present at the site of the ears tip links. These proteins are believed to be responsible for “tuning” the ear’s stereocilia and may also be linked to Usher syndrome.

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