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Wednesday, October 13th 2010

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.

Tuesday, October 12th 2010

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.

Tuesday, October 12th 2010

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.

Monday, October 11th 2010

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.

Monday, October 11th 2010

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!

Monday, October 11th 2010

Recent developments in deep-fitting hearing aids have made them less visible and more discreet than ever.

Saturday, October 9th 2010

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.

Thursday, October 7th 2010

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.

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

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.

Monday, October 4th 2010

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.

Monday, October 4th 2010

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.

Saturday, October 2nd 2010

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.

Monday, September 27th 2010

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oticon Hearing Aids will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the special edition of Agil Think Pink and all Agil hearing aids to the NBCC to support breast cancer research.

Saturday, September 25th 2010

New research shows that fewer than 20 percent of teenagers in the United States have a hearing loss as a result of exposure to loud sounds, thus offering a different analysis of data reported earlier this year.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010

CASLPA members provide early hearing screening and communication development programs focus on providing intervention, by six months of age, in order to maximize the development of language and literacy skills during the critical period of birth to 2 years.

Tuesday, September 21st 2010

Recent studies have clearly demonstrated that treating hearing loss with hearing aids has a direct impact on quality of life. The cost versus benefits clearly show that the money you spend on a pair of hearing aids is money well spent.

Monday, September 20th 2010

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.

Saturday, September 18th 2010

All sounds echo, but when a sound reaching the ear is loud enough, auditory neurons simply accept that sound and ignore subsequent reverberations.

Friday, September 17th 2010

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.

Monday, September 13th 2010

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.

Sunday, September 12th 2010

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.

Thursday, September 9th 2010

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.

Tuesday, September 7th 2010

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.

Sunday, September 5th 2010

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.

Thursday, September 2nd 2010

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.

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