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A review of the newest hearing aids reveal they are discrete, automated, powerful little computers that learn your preferences, so the longer you wear them, the better they get to know your likes and dislikes.
House Ear Institute (HEI) celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the first pediatric cochlear implant. HEI received FDA approval for a clinical trial in July 1980 to implant three patients under the age of 18 with the single-channel cochlear implant. The single-channel device had been developed at HEI by William House, M.D., in the 1960s and successfully implanted in adults.
A free mobile captioning telephone solution is available from Hamilton Relay for use on your BlackBerry smartphone.
Ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation
The latest digital hearing aids with Bluetooth technology have changed the way hearing aid users stay connected. The Oticon Bluetooth Streamer delivers signals from up to eight different devices.
New research reveal that older adults appear to benefit significantly from cochlear implants. Cochlear implants have become an accepted treatment for adults with age-related hearing loss or the progression of early-onset hearing loss.
Life-changing cochlear implant technology is now submersible in water for up to 30 minutes
A new bill has been introduced to make the Internet more accessible for the deaf or blind, requiring smartphones to be hearing aid-compatible, online streaming television content to include closed captioning and video descriptions, and video devices including DVRs and MP3 players to support closed captioning.
A recent and unanimous, three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires closed-captioning access in movie theaters.
Receiving a cochlear implant before 18 months of age dramatically improves a deaf child's ability to hear, understand and, eventually, speak, according to a multicenter study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins.
Although deaf children who receive cochlear implants appear more likely to fail early grades in school, they ultimately achieve educational and employment levels similar to their normal-hearing peers, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.
Five Recipients Receive Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship.
Researchers are working with an investigational device that will enable people who have lost hearing in both ears to still be able to process certain types of noise. The device bypasses structures within the ear and works by stimulating the brainstem, which sends a message to the brain that a noise has been "heard.”
A team of engineers from the CEIT-IK4 technological centre and doctors from the University Hospital of Navarra have designed a new tool for operating on the inner ear with maximum precision, reducing the possibility of damage to the auditory function during the surgery.
A growing body of evidence points to the importance of early auditory input for developing language skills. An Indiana University Department of Otolaryngology study found that deaf children's word-learning skills were strongly affected by their early auditory experience.
On Friday, February 19, 2010, HLAA along with other consumer and industry representatives attended a meeting of the Digital Closed Captioning & Video Description Technical...
Alexandria, VA ? Children who have cochlear implants (CI) rank their quality of life (QOL) equal to their normally hearing (NH) peers, indicates new...
San Diego, CA. March 1, 2010 - An upcoming workshop at Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego will focus on familiarizing teens with cochlear implants and their with...
Centennial, Colo., (February 19, 2010) ? Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today its appointment of Peter Weber,...
Loop systems and telecoils provide many benefits to hearing aid users including receiving sound directly from sound loops in public facilities to improve hearing in difficult listening environments.
SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc., (SignOn), a Seattle-based corporation, and Alternative Communication Services, LLC, (ACS), of Illinois announce a...
VALENCIA, Calif., February 5, 2010 ? Advanced BionicsÂ® recently introduced several new accessories that will make using their behind-the-ear (BTE) sound processors more...
by David Tenenbaum Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate auditory nerves directly, bypassing damage in the inner ear, and thus restoring some hearing. Although...
Valencia, Calif., May 15, 2009 - In the first such online community of its kind, Advanced BionicsÂ®, the only U.S.-based manufacturer of cochlear implants (or...
Chicago - Some complications may occur in children receiving cochlear implants, and are highly correlated with trauma to the ear area and inner ear...
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