Genetic tweaks may reverse some deafness

Researchers are getting close to reversing deafness caused by genetic defects through gene therapy. Dr. Tobias Moser tells NPR “I’d say we are very close” to having gene therapies that can restore hearing loss from a wide range of causes. “The...

Suit filed to get Terp in Delivery Room

Margaret Weiss is due to give birth to her second child next month. But her hospital is refusing to provider her an interpreter in the delivery room. Instead, Bethesda Hospital East in Boynton Beach, is only willing to do VIR–that is, have an interpreter on...

Deaf doctor makes patients feel heard

image from CNN.com video Dr. Philip Zazove writes, “My clinical years there were hard, because I depend on lipreading. It was especially difficult during rounds where people didn’t face me or when I was in an operating room where everyone wore masks. I...

6 days-no terp

Sally Doering spent six days in a UK hospital without an interpreter. NHS Tayside has apologized for what happened to the deaf woman at Perth Royal Infirmary. She didn’t know why she was in pain and what doctors did to her until she returned home. And this...