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.
Digital technology has taken hearing aids to the next level. Sound quality, wearing comfort and automation are just a few improvements consumers report. In addition, . hearing aids are no longer big and beige but instead are sleek, compact and stylish.
The Children's Hearing Institute partnered with the New York Mets on Saturday, September 18th, to sponsor Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Citifield. The Institute distributed free tickets to over 1000 hearing impaired children.
A new survey found an increase in the number of Americans reporting hearing loss as well as a low percentage of hearing impaired people who use hearing aids, only 4 in 10 people with moderate to severe hearing loss and only 1 in 10 people with mild hearing loss.
The key to hearing better longer is to keep the hearing mechanisms stimulated and prevent auditory atrophy, also known as auditory deprivation. Through the use of hearing aids early, when you first notice hearing loss, you’ll enjoy a better quality of hearing longer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oticon, Inc. today announced the purchase a 162,000 square foot office building that will enable the company to move its administrative offices and laboratory facilities to one central location.
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.
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