Playing white noise in class can help inattentive children learn. Researchers tested a group of 51 schoolchildren and found white noise hindered the ability of children who normally pay attention but improved the memory of children who have difficulties in paying attention.
The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) is supporting a bill to amend the Income Tax Act relative to hearing impairment. The amendment would ensure all eligible individuals with hearing disabilities have fair access to the disability tax credit.
The Oticon Foundation announced today that it has awarded a grant of $ 6.4 million to the Ida Institute to continue the non-profit Institute’s contributions to a substantial and positive paradigm shift within the field of audiology.
With improved technology, especially digital technology, hearing aids have been taken to a whole new level and this is in large part to a laser-focused mindset from the designers who are now making hearing aids as cool as dark sunglasses.
The Hearing Aid Tax Credit which must next be considered by the Michigan House of Representatives. Michiganders - contact your state Reps and a hearing on the bill during the Lame Duck session after the November 2 elections.
The Educational Audiology Association (EAA) has joined forces with ASHA on its Listen To Your Buds campaign to teach children the importance of valuing and protecting their hearing, a vital part of their life-long well-being.
Oticon is an innovative hearing aid manufacturer determined to help you hear – better. Oticon’s product line of quality hearing aids is designed to meet your needs with the latest in hearing aid technology, sound quality, automated convenience, wireless connectivity and wearing comfort.
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.
The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 will update current law to increase access to Internet, television, smart phones and other telecommunications technologies through improved interfaces, closed captioning, video description and other tools. Nondisabled people stand to benefit, too, from improved ease of use.
Every so often we come across a hearing website or hearing aids product website we feel may benefit our readers. In this first edition of "Sites We Like", we share with you just that – sites we feel you may find interesting or products that may enhance your use of hearing aids. Enjoy!
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.
New research indicates that older people who suffer from moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) may require screening and treatment for hearing loss. The study revealed that over 50 percent of CKD patients had some degree of hearing loss and nearly 30 percent had severe hearing loss.
Launched in October 2008, Idainstitute.com is an international portal for hearing care professionals around the world and has earned a Standard of Excellence Award in the international WebAward competition for the second year in a row.
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States. Take this October, National Protect Your Hearing Month, to make a difference in the lives of those around you. Get out in your community and get talking!
Recent developments in deep-fitting hearing aids have made them less visible and more discreet than ever.
Researchers have tracked a cell-to-cell signaling pathway that designates the future location of the ear's sensory organs in embryonic mice. The results suggest an avenue for further investigation in restoring hearing loss from nerve damage.
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.
Students and recent graduates representing the next generation of hearing care professionals recently participated in two unique summer camps that combined seminars, discussions and workshops presented by Oticon.
Studies show that people with untreated hearing loss are prone to feelings of sadness, isolation and depression, while use of hearing aids leads to improved quality of life through better communication, easier social interactions, and better job opportunities.
October 3rd -10th is Hearing Aid Awareness Week and is organized by the International Hearing Society to raise awareness concerning untreated hearing loss and how it endangers safety and isolates people from friends and family.
The Ida Institute has created a video and educational cartoon card targeted at young people listening to loud music. The project hopes to increase awareness among teens that loud music can lead to permanent hearing loss and encourages them to turn the volume down.
The NIDCD announces the launch of a new Spanish-language section of its popular website for parents of 8- to 12-year-olds, It’s a Noisy Planet, Protect Their Hearing.
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) emphasized the importance of enacting the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 1019) to help people and families who need hearing aids at an event attended by 170 Michiganders in East Lansing on Sept 3.
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