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What is an audiologist?

An audiologist is a healthcare professional who has earned a masters and/or doctoral degree in audiology. Audiology is essentially the science of hearing, as it applies to...

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MED-EL Launches Interactive "SoundScape" Educational Program

Free Rehabilitation Programs Expand BRIDGE to Better Communication  Durham, NC - (February 12, 2009) - MED-EL Corporation announced today that the company has launched a...

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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 Aid Happiness: FDA Guide Helps Consumers

Purchasing hearing aids can be overwhelming and confusing for consumers. The FDA recently launched a hearing aid guide to assist consumers in the process.

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Cochlear Implants Pros: The Impact of Surgical Timing

Receiving a cochlear implant before 18 months of age dramatically improves a deaf child's ability to hear, understand and, eventually, speak, according to a multicenter study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins.

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Pros Of Cochlear Implants: Education & Employment Opportunities

Although deaf children who receive cochlear implants appear more likely to fail early grades in school, they ultimately achieve educational and employment levels similar to their normal-hearing peers, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.

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Hearing Loss: 25 Years of Hearing Research Information

Most people believe hearing loss is predominantly age-related, yet research shows that 65 percent of people with hearing loss are younger than 65.

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Important Message for October: Protect Your Hearing!

Are you missing the lazy, hazy days of summer? As the song goes, you may not "want to say goodbye to the summer" (especially if you live in colder climates), but...

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Optimum Class Size for Children with APD

My son is awaiting his test for APD but the consultant is pretty sure he has APD. The problem we have is that my son has been offered a place at a local independent specialist school with a maximum of 6 children per class. Sadly we cannot afford the fees

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Suspect Hearing Loss? Let HealthyHearing.com Educate You

A lot of us (all ages) have some hearing loss but we don't recognize it because the disappearance of sound happens so gradually. Hearing loss, sometimes called "nerve...

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Airport Screeners, Tanning Beds and Hearing Aids

I wear a digital hearing aid and I am going on a trip overseas and was just wondering if I could go through the scanner at the airport with my aid on and also when I go on a tanning bed should I take my hearing aid off?

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Tips for Parents and Grandparents with Hearing Loss

Editor's Note: This article is written by guest contributor Shanna Groves. She is a mother of three who writes extensively about hearing loss issues. As a hard of (H...

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Are there any tinnitus organizations in the US?

I suffer from tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and am looking for a tinnitus organization that serves as a resource to those suffering. Are there any in the United States?

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Meniere's and Music: Meet David Alstead

The holidays are a time of inspiration. We give thanks for our blessings and feel the inspiration of the season. Truly, this is the time of year when we reflect on our lives and...

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Hearing a Love Call: What Digital Hearing Aids and Frogs Have in Common

Guy walks into a bar. The bartender says, ?Hey, you know you got two Chinese torrent frogs in your ears?? The patron looks at the bartender and says, ?Oh, these...

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How are ''Hearing'' and ''Vision'' related to effective communication?

To maximally communicate, you need to hear from both ears (binaural hearing) and you need to use your eyes and ears together. You will not communicate well using your hearing...

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Promising New Ear Infection Treatment Developed

Researchers have developed an antibiotic pellet that promises to be an effective treatment for ear infections. Ear infection symptoms in children include hearing loss and problems with speech development and difficulties in school.

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New Tinnitus Treatments will be Highlight of Fifth Annual Conference

New information about tinnitus treatments, causes of tinnitus, and other topics related to ringing in the ears will be presented at the Fifth Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference, "The Neuroscience of Tinnitus," sponsored by UB's Center for Hearing and Deafness. The event will take place August 19-21, 2011.

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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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