noise-induced hearing loss - Archive

Why Did CDC Disability Report Exclude Hearing Loss?

August 12, 2015 in Community News

 

AARP Blog
by Katherine Bouton
Posted on 08/11/2015

Hearing loss is often referred to as a hidden disability, but one place it shouldn’t be invisible is in a government report on disability.

That’s what happened last week when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report on the prevalence of disability in the United States.

The report found that more than 53 million Americans — about 1 in 5 adults — live with a disability, which the CDC defined as having limited mobility, such as serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs, as well as disabilities in thinking and/or memory, independent living, vision and self-care.

Read More  . . .  invisible disability

 

Rocky Run Middle School – CyberRams win grant to develop APP

July 17, 2014 in Community Events, Technology

 

Fairfax County Public Schools
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The Rocky Run Middle CyberRams team is one of four teams nationwide to win a STEM-in-Action grant from eCybermission, an educational outreach program of the U.S. Army focused on using science, technology, engineering, and math to solve a real problem in the community. 

Team members Ravi Dudhagra, Diego Gutierrez, Rishabh Krishnan, and Adityasai Koneru developed a computer program—Decibel mApp—to address the problem of noise-induced hearing loss that uses GPS technology to provide users with a map showing decibel levels the user experienced throughout the day. 

Team members worked with a local pediatric otolaryngologist, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, and computer programming engineers to develop the app.  The CyberRams won the grant, worth up to $5,000, because their plans were determined to provide the greatest possible impact in their community, and hopes to have the final product ready to go to market in a year.

 

Thanks to Patience Battisti