A new, fast-track genetic diagnosis for hearing loss has been developed at Tel Aviv University. The method uses exome deep sequencing to sequence hundreds of thousands of genes at a time.
The Oticon Focus on People awards recognized twelve outstanding individuals who have contributed to expanding awareness and advocacy for persons with hearing loss. The winners were honored at a special awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Because many people are not financially prepared to pay up-front for hearing aids, an increasing number of audiologists and hearing clinics now offer financing and payment options.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have published new research that could lead to better tinnitus treatment, including retraining therapy and drug treatments for tinnitus.
Research has shown that people with untreated hearing loss may be at an increased risk of depression. Studies also show that when these individuals use hearing aids, they experience significant improvements in quality of life and decreased depressive symptoms.
Hearing aid repairs are best completed by the hearing aid manufacturer. Take your hearing aid to your local hearing center to have it sent in for repair.
Oticon’s ConnectLine Solution series includes the Streamer, TV Adaptor, Microphone and Phone Adaptor, working together with hearing aids to connect individuals to a variety of electronic and entertainment technology.
The Better Hearing Institute has found that the latest hearing aids help people with hearing loss stay socially active and enjoy a better quality of life. Over 80% of hearing aid wearers are satisfied with their hearing aids and would recommend them to friends.
The new Intiga hearing aid from Oticon has shown immediate and obvious benefits for new hearing aid users.
A new study indicates that hearing loss, even mild hearing loss, can lead to brain atrophy in adults. Treatments, such as hearing aids, may help slow down this decline.
Two new team members have joined the Ida Institute: Timothy Cooke as Web Content Editor and Ena Nielsen as Project Manager.
Sonic Innovations, Inc. is donating over 44,000 hearing aid battery cells to three Minnesota nonprofit groups.
House Research Institute has begun a campaign to raise $65 million in honor of their 65-year anniversary. These funds will continue the Institute's mission of helping people enjoy a better quality of life through better hearing.
We have reviewed the best phone apps to help you measure noise levels in your environment and protect your hearing from damage.
New information about tinnitus treatments, causes of tinnitus, and other topics related to ringing in the ears will be presented at the Fifth Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference, "The Neuroscience of Tinnitus," sponsored by UB's Center for Hearing and Deafness. The event will take place August 19-21, 2011.
Researchers have developed an antibiotic pellet that promises to be an effective treatment for ear infections. Ear infection symptoms in children include hearing loss and problems with speech development and difficulties in school.
People who buy hearing aids online are susceptible to many problems, including fitting issues, the need for hearing aid repairs, and lack of follow-up care and service.
Oticon, a leading hearing aid manufacturer, donated $10,000 to the American Heart Association (AHA). The funds were raised through the sale of Oticon Agil hearing aids and will be used by the AHA to fund education and research.
Many different conditions can cause hearing loss and an appropriate hearing loss treatment often depends on its cause.
Oticon Ino and Ino Pro are affordable hearing aids that offer many advanced options that hearing aid wearers want, including noise reduction, feedback management, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Wells Fargo has reached a settlement with the US Department of Justice, requiring them to compensate individuals who we discriminated against on the basis of their disabilities. If you are hard of hearing or deaf, are blind or have low vision, or have a speech disability and needed help to communicate with Wells Fargo but were denied such help, you may have been discriminated against and should contact the US Department of Justice.
Let Them Hear Foundation is an organization that provides financial help for people who cannot afford hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other hearing services. The Foundation also supports research, education for professionals, and public awareness about hearing loss and its impacts on quality of life.
A new book, “A Survival Guide for New Deafies" by Amy Sargent, offers coping strategies for people diagnosed with hearing loss, as well as their family members. Register on Sargent's website to win a free copy of the book.
At age 38, Dr. John Brein, a respected anesthesiologist from Chesapeake, Virginia, began to no...
Earwax build-up is a common cause of hearing aid malfunction. Using these tips for keeping hearing aids clean of ear wax can help prevent unnecessary clinic visits and frustrating hearing aid repairs.
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