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Ohio Launches Communication Card for Deaf Community

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Safety Office (OTSO), Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), and statewide law enforcement partners have developed a new communication card to help individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing exchange information with law enforcement.

Hear the World Foundation Accepting Funding Requests

If your organization is committed to the same goals and values as the Hear the World foundation, you can apply for support in the form of financial resources, hearing solutions from the Sonova product portfolio (hearing aids, cochlear implants, wireless microphone systems), diagnostic equipment, and audiological expertise. 

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USH Society Funds New Research

The “Usher Syndrome Society Translational Research Grants” are intended to support translational research on Usher syndrome in either preclinical research and/or mechanism-based therapeutic development. The USH Society has committed to funding up to $500,000 over two years for research projects that include well-documented research collaborations across sensory modalities and across scientific disciplines.

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Technology Can Improve Health Info Access for Deaf

Early in Dr Michael McKee’s career, one of his patients, who was deaf, died from a heart attack. It led him to study how to prevent it from happening to others. That tragic event might not have happened, he said, if there had been “accessible community health education programs to allow for deaf individuals to learn ways to improve their health and to recognize common danger signs of serious health conditions.”

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