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New Discovery Paves the Way for Medicine for People with Hearing Disabilities – 9.6 hours ago

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a biological circadian clock in the hearing organ, the cochlea. This circadian clock controls how well hearing…

New Charm 60 Standard IIC Combines Revolutionary One-Size-Fits-Many Approach with Sophisticated Sonic Technology to Make Everyda – 1.4 days ago

SOMERSET, NJ April 15, 2014 - Simple never sounded so good. The new Charm 60 Standard IIC takes a revolutionary one-size-fits-many approach that enables hearing care…

Tinnitus Study Signals Advance in Understanding Link Between Loud Sounds Exposure and Hearing Loss – 2.4 days ago

Leicester research reveals why hearing loss is correlated with auditory signals failing to get transmitted along the auditory nerve.
A research team investigating tinnitus, from…

Humans Have a Poor Memory for Sound – 4.4 days ago

Study finds truth to the old saying ‘in one ear and out the other’
Remember that sound bite you heard on the radio this morning? The grocery items your spouse asked you to pick…

We Run for Hear the World: Sonova Employees Raise Approximately 8000 CHF at the 2014 Zürich Marathon – 5.4 days ago

All donations go towards supporting the work of the Hear the World Foundation.
At the recent Zürich Marathon, 46 employees of Sonova Holding AG ran to support the…

AG Bell Board of Directors Honors Marion Downs – 0.9 weeks ago

In honor of Marion Downs’s 100th birthday, the AG Bell Board of Directors passed a resolution at its March 2014 meeting in tribute to her many contributions over her…

NIDCD Researchers Find Strong Link between Hearing Loss and Depression in Adults – 1.2 weeks ago

Researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, have found a strong association between hearing impairment and depression among U.S. adults of all ages, particularly in women.

Speech Means Using Both Sides of Our Brain, NYU & NYU Langone Researchers Find – 1.5 weeks ago

We use both sides of our brain for speech, a finding by researchers at New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center that alters previous conceptions about neurological…

AG Bell Announces New Chief Executive Officer – 1.8 weeks ago

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is pleased to announce Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE, as its new Chief Executive…

The Hear the World Foundation Expands its Advisory Board – 1.9 weeks ago

Three distinguished experts add strength to the foundation’s independent advisory body.
The Hear the World Foundation welcomes three new members, all notable figures from…

Sophie's Tales LLC Announces Launch of First Magazine Designed Specifically for Kids and Teens with Hearing Loss – 2.1 weeks ago

Hearing Our Way connects young people across the nation under a common cause.
ST LOUIS, MO – April 2, 2014. Sophie’s Tales LLC, an educational publishing…

Deafness in the Genomics Era – Tue, Apr 8th 2014

Award-winning dissertation helps produce a new genetic test for deafness.
People with hereditary hearing loss must undergo multiple genetic tests for doctors to determine the…

Spontaneous Hair Cell Regeneration in the Neonatal Mouse Cochlea In Vivo – Sun, Apr 6th 2014

Damage to cochlear hair cells results in permanent loss of hearing and effects 10% of the population.  But, what if you could regrow these hair cells and restore lost…

Hearing Loss Association of America Names New Director of Chapter Development – Fri, Apr 4th 2014

Bethesda, MD: The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has appointed Edward F. Ogiba of Sarasota, Florida, to be its new director of chapter development with the…

Bluetooth SIG and EHIMA Partner to Advance Hearing Instrument Technology to Improve the Lives of the Hearing Impaired – Wed, Apr 2nd 2014

KIRKLAND, Wash. & COPENHAGEN, Denmark—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Following the World Health Organization’s International Ear Care Day, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)...

AAO-HNSF Updated Clinical Practice Guideline: Acute Otitis Externa – Mon, Mar 31st 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA — With one in every 123 people in the United States affected by Acute Otits Externa or “swimmer’s ear” each year, the American Academy of…

Phonak Lyric: 12 mm: Makes all the Difference – Sun, Mar 30th 2014

New Phonak technology enables more natural sound – 94% of users would recommend Lyric to a friend or loved one.
Orlando, Florida / Staefa, Switzerland (March 26, 2014)...

U-M Tinnitus Discovery Opens Door to Possible New Treatment Avenues – Sat, Mar 29th 2014

Disruption of timing from sensory nerves underlies ‘ringing in the ears’ that plagues millions, including many veterans.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. a?? For tens of millions of…

What a Formula 1 Race Does to Your Eardrums – Thu, Mar 27th 2014

Track-side noise may exceed 8,500 percent of a person’s daily recommended noise exposure, according to new research presented at the 166th meeting of the Acoustical Society of…

Vitamin Supplements May Prevent Drug-induced Hearing Loss, UF Researchers Say – Tue, Mar 25th 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The drug gentamicin can provide effective treatment for people with bacterial infections that are resistant to other antibiotics, but this…