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New Tinnitus Treatments will be Highlight of Fifth Annual Conference

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.

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Promising New Ear Infection Treatment Developed

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.

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Can I Buy Hearing Aids Online?

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.

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What Are The Primary Causes Of Hearing Loss?

Many different conditions can cause hearing loss and an appropriate hearing loss treatment often depends on its cause.

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Hearing Aid Review: Oticon Ino

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.

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ADA: Wells Fargo to Provide Compensation to Victims of Disability Discrimination

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.

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Financial Assistance: Let Them Hear Foundation

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.

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Financial Assistance: The Hearing Foundation (Ear of the Lion)

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.

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Will my hearing aids whistle?

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.

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Financial Assistance for Hearing Aids: The Gift of Hearing Foundation

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.

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What Can I Expect When Having A Hearing Test?

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.

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Fireworks and Hearing Loss: Protect your Hearing this 4th of July

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.

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Summertime Sounds: Hearing Protection Devices

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.

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Do I Need Hearing Aids?

The first step in determining whether or not you have hearing loss is to have your hearing evaluated at a hearing center.

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Tinnitus Treatments: Getting Closer to New Drug Therapies

Researchers in Australia have created a model that induces tinnitus and measures brain cell activity, a step necessary in developing new tinnitus treatments.

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Can I Prevent My Hearing Loss From Getting Worse?

Yes, you can protect your hearing from noise and preserve the hearing you have.

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HLAA Campaigning To Make Cost Of Hearing Aids More Affordable

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.

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Oticon Provides Grant for Graduate Audiology Scholarships

Oticon Hearing Foundation made a $27,500 donation by the to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) to support graduate audiology scholarships.

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Curing Tinnitus: Underlying Cause Discovered

Scientists have discovered an underlying cause for tinnitus, which could lead to the development of new drug treatments and a possible tinnitus cure.

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New Tinnitus Treatment On The Horizon

SoundCure’s tinnitus therapy, funded by the American Tinnitus Association, has shown great success in bringing relief to sufferers of tinnitus, also known as ringing in the ears.

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Small Batteries Can Be Dangerous To Toddlers & Seniors

The incidence of injuries related to small batteries, such as those used in hearing aids, has increased sevenfold since 1985.

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Cochlear Implants: Infrared Light Improves Signals to the Brain

Researchers have discovered that infrared light can cause the inner ear to send signals to the brain, which could mean improvements to cochlear implants in the future.

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Sites We Like: Ear Plugs & Bike Helmets For Hearing Protection

Healthy Hearing's "Sites We Like" featuring websites related to foam ear plugs and bike helmets for hearing protection.

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Phil Collins Ends Career Due to Hearing Loss and Other Health Issues

Singer, performer, and music legend Phil Collins has announced that he will be leaving the music scene due to health problems, including hearing loss.

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