From June 25 to July 4, Athens, Greece will host more than 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 170 countries for the 13th Special Olympics World Summer Games.
The Hearing Foundation (Ear of the Lion) was founded by Lions Clubs in California and Nevada to provide financial assistance for hearing aids for individuals who cannot afford them.
At its most recent meeting, the American Osteopathic Association decided to advocate for headphone manufacturers to include information about the dangers of high volume levels on their product packaging. Listening to headphones at high levels has been found to cause hearing loss in children and teens.
New research from NYU Langone Medical Center has found that teens exposed to secondhand smoke displayed higher incidence of hearing loss. Over 80% of these teens did not know they had hearing loss, and most teens do not receive routine hearing screenings.
Hearing aid feedback, sometimes referred to as "whistling" or "squealing," is typically caused by hearing aids that do not fit properly or by ear wax blocking the ear canal. Most new hearing aids offer technology that reduces or eliminates this annoying feedback.
Wayne State University engineering student Na Zhu has received a research grant to help her develop a system to pinpoint the source of tinnitus in the brain. Her work is expected to lead to a better understanding of the underlying cause of tinnitus, which would help in developing tinnitus treatments.
The Gift of Hearing Foundation (GOHF) is dedicated to increasing access to cochlear implants. In some cases, the GOHF is able to provide financial help for cochlear implants to patients when no other option exists.
In a recent study, men were found to perform better localizing sounds in situations where background noise was present. This finding may be related to a mechanism in the brain that helps with attention.
Two new proteins have been discovered which are instrumental in the ear's ability to respond to sound vibrations. These proteins are also linked to Usher Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes hearing loss as well as balance and vision problems.
A hearing test is the first step in determining if you have hearing loss or need hearing aids. It is a quick, painless, and non-invasive test performed by an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser.
The Better Hearing Institute urges people to wear ear plugs while watching fireworks displays this 4th of July. Avoiding using firecrackers at home is another way to prevent potentially permanent hearing loss and tinnitus caused by loud noises.
Noise induced hearing loss is preventable by simply wearing hearing protection. You may not notice immediate damage; but remember that exposure is cumulative through the years - so start protecting your hearing now.
Researchers are investigating how to help people with cochlear implants get more enjoyment from listening to music.
Support the American Tinnitus Association’s (ATA) research grant program either in person or online. There will be prizes for the highest fundraising teams and a raffle for all physical participants.
Dr. William F. House explains how he overcame adversity and criticism to create life-changing treatments for hearing disorders including the cochlear implant.
The first step in determining whether or not you have hearing loss is to have your hearing evaluated at a hearing center.
Researchers in Australia have created a model that induces tinnitus and measures brain cell activity, a step necessary in developing new tinnitus treatments.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and Healthy Hearing has joined the Better Hearing and Speech Council (BHSC) in promoting the Across America Hearing Check Challenge – a free online hearing test that lets individuals quickly and confidentially determine if they need a comprehensive hearing check by a hearing professional.
Yes, you can protect your hearing from noise and preserve the hearing you have.
Hearing loss is the third largest health problem after heart disease and arthritis in America today. When people cannot afford hearing aids it impacts their work and earning potential, relationships, education opportunities, and their ability to participate socially.
Oticon Hearing Foundation made a $27,500 donation by the to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) to support graduate audiology scholarships.
For the third year in a row, Oticon wins top award for its booth at the 2011 AudiologyNOW! conference and donates $10,000 to a local charity.
Scientists have discovered an underlying cause for tinnitus, which could lead to the development of new drug treatments and a possible tinnitus cure.
Attempting an ear cleaning at home by using cotton swabs (Q-Tips) or other household items is a dangerous practice that can possibly lead to hearing loss, punctured ear drums and super impacted wax.
Oticon Hearing announces the call for nominations for the 2011 Oticon Focus on People Awards, honoring individuals who have demonstrated that hearing loss does not limit a person's ability to make a positive difference.
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