GUMC neuroscientists have found neurons in the brains of bats that seem to shush other neurons when relevant communications sounds come in and is a process that may be working in humans as well.
The late Leslie Nielsen was not only a talented actor, but also a dedicated advocate of hearing health making numerous media appearances on behalf of BHI to educate people on aspects of hearing loss and it's impact on the quality of life.
A new AT&T app allows deaf and hard of hearing users to make video relay service calls with iPhone 4 communicating through a certified ASL interpreter.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is reminding the public about the potential risks of hearing damage and a negative impact on communication development that can happen from the misuse or overuse of various types of devices.
A new study shows that our brains are wired so we can better hear ourselves speak. The findings may be helpful in better understanding some aspects of auditory hallucinations, such as those experienced by people who suffer from schizophrenia.
Tinnitus, what many think of as ringing in the ears, is the perception of sound without any real acoustic stimulation. Sound masking therapy, a common component of tinnitus treatment, is of uncertain benefit when used on its own, a new evidence review finds.
Research reveals that households with secondhand smoke, children between 12 and 17 are almost twice as likely to have recurrent ear infections as compared to adolescents who live in a smoke-free environment.
Just like our eyes, our brains are wired to receive sound from both ears. So when your audiologist says that you are experiencing bilateral hearing loss, you may want to consider two hearing aids for these reasons.
Many studies have shown that hearing loss, especially untreated hearing loss, can have a negative impact on the quality of life; everything from relationships with friends and loved ones, to earning power on the job.
Each year, the Sight and Hearing Association, along with researchers from the University of Minnesota, tests toys and puts out a list of the top ten noisiest toys to help parents combat hearing loss in children.
The Coalition for Global Hearing Health, a new organization made up of humanitarian hearing health professionals, is raising awareness and looking for solutions to the global hearing loss crisis, and will hold its first conference on June 14 and 15 2010 in Washington D.C.
In recognition of Universal Children’s Day November 20, CASLPA highlights the vital role of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and supportive personnel to maximize the communication and hearing potential of children.
Diet and good health have been studied for years. However, recent findings associate diet with something new – your ability to hear.
University of Northern Colorado faculty member Deanna Meinke earned an award from the Illinois Academy of Audiology recognizing her hearing loss research in the early detection and prevention of noise induced hearing loss among veterans.
Join the conversation and let the FCC and hearing aid manufacturers know your position and thoughts on the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act.
Solar Ear is a low-cost hearing aid that gets a charge from solar-powered batteries and brings hope to hundreds of thousands of hearing impaired people in the developing world.
To assist consumers in making an educated decision when purchasing hearing aids, the FDA has published a consumer’s guide. In it, experts offer advice on choosing the right type of hearing aids to meet specific kinds of hearing loss.
Following a few simple TSA rules and guidelines can help individuals with hearing aids and hearing loss get through airport security easily and enjoy air travel this holiday season.
Genetic research in Germany and England recently discovered a new class of gene, which when mutated, turns out to be a reason for early hearing loss.
Viagra, a common drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, has again been shown to cause hearing loss.
53% of respondents believe that they or their spouse has a hearing loss, yet only a quarter have consulted an audiologist, according to a poll fielded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the 2010 AARP Life@50+ Convention.
The Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss is seeking donations of BTE hearing aids in good working condition and financial contributions to support its Hearing Aid Program for an upcoming audiology and auditory-verbal Mobile Mission in Vietnam scheduled for January 10-21, 2011.
The House Ear Institute (HEI) returned for its 13th year at the AES Convention to provide hearing conservation education and free hearing screening tests to thousands of Audio Engineering Society (AES) members.
While a commonly held misconception is that hearing loss impacts only older people, that is not the case. Government data shows that approximately 5.2 million children ages 6 to 19 already have permanent hearing damage.
Hearing loss for many is just a part of the aging process. Like our vision, our hearing often deteriorates or wears down as we move into our golden years. So does everyone get hearing loss due to age?
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