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FDA Regulations and Cochlear Implantation for Unilateral Deafness

My son lost his hearing in one ear due to a motorcycle accident, the hearing is completely gone in one ear. He still has normal hearing in his other ear. Is there any technology that can be used to restore hearing in one dead ear? I see that Cochlear im

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Just in time for Halloween: Human Echo-location Allows Ears to "see" in the Dark

How many times have you stubbed your toe on that stupid table fumbling for the light switch in the middle of the night? (And it's always the same toe!) Well, the days of...

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Understanding the Different Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss comes in many different forms and requires varying treatments, depending on its type and severity. It is important to find the best path for your hearing and the health of your ears.

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Hearing Impaired Children: Linked to Higher Rates of Abuse

Incidence of child abuse is more than 25% higher among hearing impaired children, when compared to children with normal hearing.

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Americans with Disabilities Act: Updated For The 21st Century

The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act gives those with disabilities equal access to advancements in technology and communications.

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Cures for Hearing Loss: Regrowing Hair Cells with Stem Cells Successful

Unlike birds and fish, humans don’t have the ability to grow new hair cells if some are lost due to disease, drugs, or long-term exposure to noise. All of that is about to change.

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Hearing Impaired Children: Parents Online Find Info, Support & Advice

Parents of children with hearing loss often struggle to find guidance on raising their children with unique needs. One new website has opened up the lines of communication, offering advice and support to families of children with hearing loss.

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Hearing Loss Cures: Regrowing Inner Ear Hair Cells Research

Scientists say by re-growing inner ear hair cells we can restore hearing. This breakthrough could lead to significant advances towards curing deafness and hearing loss in the future.

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Closed Captioning: Movie Theaters Federal Ruling

A recent and unanimous, three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires closed-captioning access in movie theaters.

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Cochlear Implants: Auditory Brainstem Implant Study

Researchers are working with an investigational device that will enable people who have lost hearing in both ears to still be able to process certain types of noise. The device bypasses structures within the ear and works by stimulating the brainstem, which sends a message to the brain that a noise has been "heard.”

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Scientific Breakthrough Could Bring Repair of Hearing Loss Closer

14 December 2009 - A new study into hearing has uncovered the secret of our extraordinary ability to perceive a range of sounds - from a pin dropping to the...

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Ear Technology Corporation Debuts Clik High Performance Hearing Aid

New Generation Aid Offers Revolution in Fitting and Programming Johnson City, TN ? January 1, 2010 ? Ear Technology Corporation (http://www.eartech.com), a company...

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Cell Transplants May Cure Deafness

When Uppsala researchers found immature stem cells in the inner ear of humans a few years ago, it caused a global sensation. They have also managed to grow hearing nerves from...

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Where to Find Fun Hearing Aid Accessories

Shop these websites for fun, fanciful and functional products to embellish hearing aids for children, teens and active adults.

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What are Bone Conduction Implants?

Bone conduction implants are designed for patients with untreatable middle ear conductive or mixed hearing losses and those who have a unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, or...

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What are cochlear implants?

Generally speaking, cochlear implants are for patients with severe-to-profound, sensorineural hearing loss. There are approximately 500,000 patients in the USA with...

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What are middle ear implants?

Middle ear implants are surgically implanted devices. Particular middle ear implants have been approved by the FDA for specific hearing losses, such as chronic middle ear...

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Who gets cochlear implants?

In general, cochlear implants are used to allow deaf people to hear. Although many people who are "hearing impaired" or "hard of hearing" believe they are...

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Hearing Loss in Children: Help Me Hear Foundation

Help Me Hear Foundation provides financial help for hearing aids and cochlear implants for children with hearing loss, when their families cannot otherwise afford to pay for these devices and services.

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Culturally Deaf People Seeking Health Information Get Little Help from the Internet

A new study finds that searching for health information on the Internet poses multiple communication barriers for the culturally Deaf, who use American Sign Language as their first language. These barriers can seriously compromise their health.

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