The Oticon Focus on People Award, given out each year since 1997, focuses attention on common misconceptions about hearing loss, correct negative stereotypes, and motivate people with hearing loss to take advantage of the help that is available to them.
A University of Washington Medical Center patient is the world's first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere's disease.
Donald Schum, PhD, VP of Audiology and Professional Relations for Oticon received the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater for outstanding contributions to education and research in speech and hearing science.
The new Oticon Acto hearing aid is the first mid-priced hearing instrument to offer people with mild to severe hearing loss an array of features previously available only in premium hearing instruments.
Approximately 13 million American women suffer from untreated hearing loss and are at a greater risk of depression and other emotional and psychological problems, as well as diminished safety and earning power.
A recent study from Australia indicates there may be an increased risk of the life-sapping effects of depression among those who have experienced hearing loss, or seen their hearing loss worsen.
Newborns with permanent hearing impairment that received a hearing screening test had better language development and quality of life at ages 3 to 5 years compared to newborns who received hearing screening through behavioral testing.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have gained insight into how different types of age related hearing loss may occur in humans. The discovery could eventually help physicians develop drugs to combat progressive hearing loss.
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 30 million Americans are occupationally exposed to harmful noise at work. And now a just-released study shows that high-level noise in a workplace endangers not only the hearing, but also the heart.
The Oticon Safari Super Power hearing aid is designed exclusively for children. It comes equipped with high quality components essential for children with severe-to-profound hearing loss.
Deaf or blind people often report enhanced abilities in their remaining senses. Researchers have discovered there is a causal link between enhanced visual abilities and reorganization of the part of the brain that usually handles auditory input.
Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from tinnitus or ringing in the ears. It may be an intermittent sound or an annoying continuous sound in one or both ears.
The noise levels in many restaurants reach the threshold of pain, creating a din that can reach sound pressure levels produced by a jet engine. Restaurant owners are looking for ways to keep diners coming in while they keep background sounds down in the comfort zone.
Since its inception in 1997, the Oticon Focus on People Awards has honored outstanding people with hearing loss who prove that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to live a full, productive and even, inspiring life.
A recent study found that smokers were more likely to experience hearing loss, even after adjusting for age, lifestyle factors, geography, socio-economic factors and other calculations to level the playing field and preclude other causes of hearing loss.
The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) launched its position paper on Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) as part of a national campaign to improve early identification of hearing loss in children.
The Better Hearing Institute published the results of a major survey that looked at many aspects of hearing aids including the utility of hearing aids including how many places and environments hearing aids are useful and overall improved quality of life.
At the 129th AES Convention, House Ear Institute is returning for its 13th year to provide hearing conservation education and hearing screenings to thousands of Audio Engineering Society (AES) members and a comprehensive hearing health outreach program.
The Oticon Foundation and American Academy of Audiology Foundation provided funding for the 2010 Future Leaders of Audiology Conference. Oticon strives to empower people to communicate, interact and participate, and audiology’s new leaders to advance this mission.
In a key agreement for people with hearing loss, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Hearing Healthcare Association (PHHA) and the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) have achieved an agreement that covers "invisible hearing aids".
The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act gives those with disabilities equal access to advancements in technology and communications.
A recent study has shown that the presence of chemical contaminants can interact with noise and modify the way in which work-related "deafness" – which is increasingly common among young people – manifests itself.
A new British survey found that in marriages where one spouse has an untreated hearing loss, the other partner suffers as well. In fact, some of the respondents with hearing loss said that their partner had threatened to leave unless the hearing loss is treated.
A patient suffered from vertigo and severe hearing loss after a cotton swab perforated her eardrum and damaged her inner ear. Henry Ford Hospital successfully alleviated her vertigo and restored her hearing – an extremely rare occurrence.
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