The latest information on hearing aid technology for individuals who are experiencing hearing loss, looking for hearing health information for their loved ones, or just desire to learn more about hearing aid technology to make the right hearing health decisions.
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Starkey Hearing Technologies announces three new custom wireless styles.
Study shows children see increase in quality of life after receiving bilateral cochlear implants
Researchers have discovered that infrared light can cause the inner ear to send signals to the brain, which could mean improvements to cochlear implants in the future.
Cochlear Americas announces 2011 recipients of the Graeme Clark Scholarship.
Recent studies have yielded evidence that the human brain is sensitive to the effects of RF-EMFs from acute cell phone exposures and that further testing is warranted.
A new study will investigate whether hybrid cochlear implants will help individuals with high-frequency hearing loss.
Join the conversation and let the FCC and hearing aid manufacturers know your position and thoughts on the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act.
The UK’s first operation to fit a single cochlear implant capable of giving sound in both ears takes place at the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre (SOECIC), based at the University of Southampton. A cochlear implant is an electronic device that can help both adults and children who have a severe to profound hearing loss.
Children's Hearing Institute announced that The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary has been awarded a National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders grant to study how children with cochlear implants acquire language to improve and optimize therapies.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2010 which requires telecom equipment used to make calls over the Internet to be compatible with hearing aids, provides for captioning on new TV programs online, and mandates that remote controls have a button or similar mechanism to easily access the closed captioning on broadcast and pay TV.
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is inviting parents, teachers, therapists and end-users of assistive technology to join them at the ATIA Chicago 2010 Conference for free admission to the exhibit hall.
The Hearing Loss Association of America will host the 2nd International Hearing Loop Conference on June 18 - 20, 2011. The conference is designed for anyone interested in technology that provides accessibility for people with hearing loss and sound systems.
The American Academy of Audiology and the Hearing Loss Association of America have come together to advocate for the use of hearing loops with hearing aids. These systems are commonly found in public facilities such as churches and theaters turning hearing aids into personal loud speakers.
A new reports shows that poor children with hearing loss appear to have equal access to cochlear implants, but have more complications and worse compliance with follow-up regimens than children with higher socioeconomic status.
The FCC has taken important steps to ensure that the latest wireless phones are hearing aid compatible which will expand access to mobile networks and services to the 8 million Americans who use hearing aids.
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
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.
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