San Jose Sharks Scout Uses Sign Language For NFL Draft Pick

He did it for Ozzie Weisblatt’s mom, who is deaf. While announcing the choice of Ozzy Wiesblatt, San Jose Sharks director of amateur scouting Doug Wilson Jr. first used sign language before saying his name, USA Today reports. The reason: Wiesblatt’s mother, Kim White, is deaf, and her...

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Myanmar Eliminates Trachoma

The world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, it afflicts almost 2 million people worldwide. Myanmar has become the tenth country worldwide to eliminate trachoma, following Cambodia, China, Ghana, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal,...

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Raising Deaf Awareness in a Virtual World

Hermosa Beach group gets creative. COVID-19 has halted many events, but it has not stopped a group of volleyball players in the South Bay, NBC News reports. Every October, Manhattan Beach native Kelsey Brandin organizes the Volley4Sound charity beach volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach, where...

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Pandemic Is Hard on the Hard of Hearing

Isolation takes its toll. During the pandemic, many seniors have become isolated from their family and peers. According to the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), older adults who have been successful hearing aid users may be using their hearing aids less because they feel there is no one to...

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How Pandemic Stress Can Harm Your Eyesight

Effects range from mild discomfort to vision loss. Doctors of optometry in Colorado have launched a September awareness initiative on the impact of stress on eyesight and eye health. “The long-term stress individuals and families are experiencing this year has the potential to impact eye health in...

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