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.
The Ida Institute announced four distinguished experts in hearing health and related disciplines to its Advisory Board. The Institute seeks to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss from its recognition to its resolution.
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.