As the child grows and enters school, undetected hearing loss contributes to longer learning curves. At times, children may be misdiagnosed with cognitive learning delay caused by some other underlying factor other than simple, addressable hearing loss.
All sounds echo, but when a sound reaching the ear is loud enough, auditory neurons simply accept that sound and ignore subsequent reverberations.
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) urged a capacity crowd of 120 Texas Hearing Aid Tax Credit supporters to help him work for passage of the bill (H.R. 1646) in the final months of this Congressional session or in the new Congress that will convene in January.
Preliminary testing of a new nerve stimulation technique appears to alleviates tinnitus symptoms. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have granted a UT Dallas researcher and a University-affiliated biomedical firm $1.7 million to investigate whether nerve stimulation offers a long-term cure for tinnitus.
The recent 2010 Oticon Pediatrics Conferences focused on making it easier to help children with hearing loss achieve their full potential by addressing children’s abilities, needs and desires at every stage of their development.
A new study has found disparities among children suffering from repeated ear infections. Frequent ear infections plague white children and children living below the poverty level more than children of other racial or ethnic backrounds or income levels.
In October, Oticon will launch - Pink with a Purpose - to introduce the Oticon Agil Think Pink hearing aid. During October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oticon will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the special edition Agil Think Pink and all Agil hearing aids to the National Breast Cancer Coalition to support breast cancer research.
A new reports shows that poor children with hearing loss appear to have equal access to cochlear implants, but have more complications and worse compliance with follow-up regimens than children with higher socioeconomic status.
New research shows that hearing loss among U.S. teens is up 30% and more than 70% when just mild or worse cases of hearing loss are considered. ASHA encourages the public to follow the hearing safety tips listed on its 'Listen To Your Buds' website which teaches young children how to use personal audio technology safely.
A little known phenomenon related to the low frequency sound generated by wind power turbines is making some scientists challenge the common wisdom that what we can’t hear won’t hurt us.
Today's teenagers have worse hearing than those of generations past. One in five teens has already lost some hearing and the problem has increased substantially in recent years. A leading hearing loss cause among teens is MP3 players and iPods played beyond recommended sound limits.
A number of factors influence hearing aid prices, including the services provided by the audiologist or hearing aid specialist.
The U.S. Access Board voted recently to develop regulations pertaining to classroom acoustics. Poor acoustics in the classroom can interfere with a student’s academic performance by hindering concentration and attention, reading, and spelling, as well as understanding speech.
New Kid on the Block Joe McIntyre will receive the Annie Glenn Award and is featured a new podcast by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). McIntyre explains why he views his son Rhys’ hearing loss as a blessing and why he values the professionals who treat his child on a weekly basis.
Today's hearing aids are so small they are invisible. Compare invisible hearing aid types such as Behind The Ear (BTE), Completely In The Canal (CIC) and others.
Some consumers want convenience and automation, the no fuss option when it comes to their hearing aids. What does the newest hearing aids technology deliver?
The FCC has taken important steps to ensure that the latest wireless phones are hearing aid compatible which will expand access to mobile networks and services to the 8 million Americans who use hearing aids.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation is hosting a charity golf benefit. All event proceeds will support the organization’s research and education programs for future audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
New data reveals that the prevalence of hearing loss among U.S. teenagers has increased 31 percent, with 1 in 5 adolescents experiencing hearing loss.
Certain common elements can cause damage to hearing aids and require them to be repaired. With simple cleaning and care steps, hearing aid repair can be prevented.
Many persons with hearing loss do not realize they may be covered by the ADA in their workplace or public facilities and loopholes were addressed in 2008.
Regular use of a cell phone for at least four years doubles your risk of developing chronic tinnitus or persistent ringing in the ears.
Peter C. Fackler of Rochester, New York, has been named president of the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation’s largest organization for people with hearing loss.
A review of the newest hearing aids reveal they are discrete, automated, powerful little computers that learn your preferences, so the longer you wear them, the better they get to know your likes and dislikes.
Recent research reveals prolonged cell phone use may worsen tinnitus, also referred to as ringing in the ears. Help for ringing in the ears, or tinnitus treatment, is now available.
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