Restoration of inner ear hair cells damaged lost through disease, toxins or inherited problems is currently impossible in humans. However, studies in non-human animals show several areas of promise for treatment of hearing or vestibular loss.
I would like to find out the effects of the following on the performance or operation of zinc air cells: the effect of ambient conditions as the result of air pollution, and the effect of temperature and relative humidity (when it is below or above the sp
Chicago - Home videos of first and second year birthday parties provide support for parents' reports of children whose behavior seemed normal when they were one-year-olds but...
I have tinnitus and my ears are sensitive to air pressure changes in airplane rides. I would like to have custom earplugs made (from ear impressions) that protect against that pressure change. Are you able to do that or do you know someone who might be ab
My son is now one year old and was diagnosed with unilateral hearing loss when he was born. Now that he is starting to talk, I wonder is there anything I can do to help him with his speech. He does not show signs of difficulties yet, but I want to give
The Sumo DM is the newest Sumo product. Its a very flexible and very powerful digital hearing aid, newly designed for adults and children in the severe-to-profound hearing loss range.
Federal law mandates that all new programming be closed captioned by January 2006National association representing broadcast captioners says shortage of trained professionals...
I can hear low tones fine, but above a certain octave my hearing goes to near -0-. Can hearing aids help me if I just need the high tones?
How can you prevent or keep the hearing aids and ears from having a very awful smell?
1. The Dangerous Decibels >VIRTUAL EXHIBIT:8 web games/activities/simulations based on the Dangerous Decibels museum exhibit at the and IndustryFun, entertaining and...
Where can I find an objective evaluation of the various hearing aids by manufacturer? I am getting sales pitches from different ones, andthey all say that theirs is the best. Consumer reports does not have this information. Any help will be appreciated
I have been keeping my hearing in a small zip-loc bag with 4 or 5 desiccant packets from various sources. I was wondering if it is safe to keep the battery in the bag as well, removed from the battery compartment of course, to keep moisture levels down.
Do you know of any relationship with Lyme Disease and Tinnitus? Or Lyme Disease and hearing loss?
Chicago - Although the quality of outpatient care in the United States has improved over the last decade, greater use of evidence-based medicine is needed, however, and quality...
If noise reduction reduces good sounds, too, then how do noise-reducing stereo headsets deliver such good sound? Could their design be used for hearing aids?
My daughter Danielle was diagnosed with profound bilateral hearing loss at one month of age. She was implanted at 10 months. She hears the grass grow. Her receptive speech is about age appropriate, expressive is improving everyday. Danielle has turned two
Yesterday, HIA asked the auction site eBay to stop the listing of hearing aids on its site. The action follows discussion by the HIA Board and with the dispensing about...
Chicago - A simple information and communication intervention between a patient and physician can increase hospice referral rates among nursing home residents, increase their...
I have a patient who is a flight attendant. She complains that her hearing aid batteries have a short life when she flies. Is this possible, and why?
eBay Auction Benefits Chet Helms Memorial Fund San Francisco, CA, July 17, 2004. The Chet Helms Memorial Auction begins July 28th on eBay, one day prior to the sold-out ChetFest,...
Denver, CO - May 31, 2005 - The U.S. Department of Education has issued a new brochure for parents explaining the full range of options, including cochlear implants, for deaf and...
My two year old son was recently diagnosed with a moderate to severe hearing loss. He is now wearing two hearing aids. How will I know if the hearing aids are working properly? And how will I know if/when they need to be adjusted?
Chicago Adults who report having had higher exposure to infant siblings during their first 6 years of life have a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a in...
If a potential candidate for a bone conduction implant does have a functioning ossicular chain, could they still be a candidate? When implanted, what are the down sides to having a bone conduction unit in terms of limitations and benefits?
My friend has a cochlear implant. In her job, she has many public speaking engagements. She will often have to present information and answer questions from the audience. She turns up the microphone so the audience can hear her but it does not always help.
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