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Complications of Tube Insertion in Ears Not Worse for Kids with Cleft Lip/Palate – 0.7 days ago

Bottom Line: Children with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) have no worse complications from ventilation tube (VT) insertion in their ears to treat otitis media with effusion…

Advanced Bionics Launches World's First Waterproof Case for Cochlear Implant Recipients – 1.7 days ago

The Industry’s Innovation Leader Releases AquaCase Accessory in the United States.
VALENCIA, Calif., September 16, 2014 – Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader…

New Mapping Approach Lets Scientists Zoom in and out as the Brain Processes Sound – 2.7 days ago

Mouse research could lead to better treatments for hearing loss.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have mapped the sound-processing part of the mouse brain in a way that keeps both…

Hearing Problems Also on the Rise; Early Intervention Critical to Child Development, Academic and Social Success, Says ASHA – 4.7 days ago

Rockville, MD – August 21, 2014 - A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics reported a 63% increase in disability associated with speech problems…

NIH Researchers Characterize Elusive Myosin 15, Protein Linked to a Form of Hereditary Hearing Loss – 1 week ago

August 12, 2014 - For the first time, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have purified a key part of myosin 15, a molecular motor protein that helps…

ASHA Hosting Audiologist from Botswana – 1.2 weeks ago

Rockville, MD – August 18, 2014 - Kate Kgwefane, an audiologist from the African country of Botswana, is being hosted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association…

Childhood Disability Rates Continue to Rise – 1.5 weeks ago

Between 2001 and 2011, the percentage of children with disabilities rose 16 percent. The study, “Changing Trends of Childhood Disability, 2001-2011” appearing…

4 EARS: Free Hearing Tests for Children in Need – 1.7 weeks ago

Global campaign for the Hear the World Foundation.
Stafa, September 4 2014 - Under the slogan «4EARS. One hearing test for you, one for a child in need.»...

NDI and AFCPE Join Forces to Bolster the Financial Health of People with Disabilities – 1.8 weeks ago

Partnership will improve the financial knowledge, education, wellness and know-how within the disability community.
(Washington, D.C. – August, 2014)...

Poor Hearing Confines Older Adults to their Homes – 2.1 weeks ago

Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology…

Roger Focus: Because Every Child Deserves A Chance To Focus – Fri, Sep 5th 2014

New Roger Focus helps children with unilateral hearing loss, autism spectrum disorder or auditory processing disorder pay attention – and realize their full…

New Treatment Successful for Rare and Disabling Movement Disorder, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) – Thu, Sep 4th 2014

New York - August, 2014 - People who suffer from a rare illness, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS), now have a chance for full…

Rare Developmental Disorder Linked to Tumor-Suppressing Protein, Researchers Find – Tue, Sep 2nd 2014

Researchers have revealed a new insight into CHARGE syndrome, a rare developmental disorder.
A protein known for its tumor-suppressing properties can also trigger developmental…

The Latest Cochlear Implant Technology from Advanced Bionics Now Available in Australia – Tue, Sep 2nd 2014

System includes the world’s most advanced behind-the-ear sound processor and groundbreaking electrode.
VALENCIA, Calif., August 28, 2014 - Advanced Bionics…

Study: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Alters Brain Responses to Speech – Sat, Aug 30th 2014

Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists at The…

Hearing Our Way: Giving Kids with Hearing Loss a Kickstart – Thu, Aug 28th 2014

(ST. LOUIS, MO – August 14, 2014) - Less than a week into its exciting Kickstarter campaign, Hearing Our Way, the magazine for children and teens with…

ASHA Announces 2014 Media Award Winners – Tue, Aug 26th 2014

NBC’s TODAY Show, USA Today, Allied Health Media, NPR Honored; Ann W. Kummer, Patti Martin, Yadira Medina-Torres, and Sonja Pruitt-Lord Named 2014 Media…

Newly Discovered Gene Mutation is Linked to Hereditary Deafness – Sun, Aug 24th 2014

Researchers led by geneticists at the Miller School have discovered a new gene mutation that causes hearing loss. Their study, which focused on a large Turkish family in which…

Dr. Martin Pienkowski of Salus University Receives Grant from Pennsylvania Lions Hearing Research Foundation – Fri, Aug 22nd 2014

Elkins Park, PA - Martin Pienkowski, PhD, assistant professor at Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology has received a $20,000 grant from the…

Mums Thank Newborn Hearing Screeners for Helping Children to Hear – Wed, Aug 20th 2014

Two grateful mums have thanked screeners from all over Ireland, who perform the free hearing screening tests on newborn babies at 19 maternity hospitals, at a special event in…