Rochester Institute of Technology is leading a National Institutes of Health-funded study that aims to measure health outcomes for the deaf and hard of hearing, the Rochester Business Journal reports.
For the first time, researchers have a tool to evaluate symptoms, well-being and life satisfaction, as well as physical, mental and social health, for deaf and hard-of-hearing patients.
Poorna Kushalnagar, a health psychologist and research associate professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, said the resulting data will improve prevention and treatment.
She will be working with colleagues at Northwestern University in Illinois, University of Arkansas Little Rock and Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
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