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Common ancestor for cells involved in hearing and touch…

Common ancestor for cells involved in hearing and touch…

The sensory cells in the inner ear and the touch receptors in the skin have a lot in common. "There are striking similarities in the development of two types of specialised sensory cells: the so-called 'hair cells' that receive sound vibrations in the inner ear, and...

Marvel’s Deaf Superhero fires up sign language…

Marvel’s Deaf Superhero fires up sign language…

Google searches for Sign Language classes spiked 250% after Marvel’s first Deaf Superhero. A lot of people reportedly seem to be interested in learning sign language after Marvel’s first deaf superhero in Eternals, effectively proving that representation matters. In...

Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–2031

Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–2031

Australia’s new Disability Strategy was released on 3 December, International Day of People with Disability. The Strategy calls on all Australians to ensure people with disability can participate as equal members of society. At its heart is a commitment to creating an...

Captioning rules relaxed for Pay TV in Australia…

Captioning rules relaxed for Pay TV in Australia…

‘A Captioning Scheme for Subscription Television’ is the title of a Government discussion paper that lists changes that are planned for captioning on subscription (Pay) TV. Deafness Forum of Australia examined the list of proposed changes and gave the Government a...

Exposure of Indigenous People to Excessive Noise…

Exposure of Indigenous People to Excessive Noise…

Dangerous Listening Many Indigenous people are exposed to loud noise for long periods in their home environments. Crowded housing, the high proportion of Indigenous people with conductive hearing loss and easier access to noise-generating entertainment equipment...