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Salicylates, a Class of NSAIDs, Stop Growth of Vestibular Schwannomas – 2 hours ago

Findings described online in Translational Research.
BOSTON, MASS. (Feb. 5, 2015) - Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Harvard Medical School/...

FLAA Endorses Audiology Patient Choice Act – 2.1 days ago

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is pleased to announce that the Florida Academy of Audiology (FLAA) has endorsed the Audiology Patient Choice Act in an effort to…

Study Underway to Examine Expansion of Medicare Criteria for Cochlear Implants in Adults Age 65+ – 4.1 days ago

Subjects Being Sought
by Teresa Zwolan, PhD, Director, University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program and Vice Chair, American Cochlear Implant Alliance 
At present,...

HLAA Files Comments on Hearing Aid Compatible Cell Phones – 0.9 weeks ago

HLAA is working to see the day when all hearing aids and cochlear implants link to any cell phone so well that consumers never hear the sound of annoying interference ever again….

Cochlear Implants Give Young Boy with Down Syndrome a New Lease on Life at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford – 1.2 weeks ago

-Born profoundly deaf, 5-year-old Joshua Copen can now hear, talk, and “participate in our family,” said mom.-Surgeon advocates that developmentally delayed patients…

Senators Heller And Klobuchar Reintroduce Hearing Aid Tax Credit – 1.4 weeks ago

Washington, DC, January 29, 2015 — Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today reintroduced the bipartisan Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 315) which would…

More than Half of ICU Patients on Ventilators Have the Ability to Communicate – 1.7 weeks ago

Results suggest more patients could participate in their own care.
A new study reveals that more than half of patients in intensive care units (ICU) using ventilators to help…

Cochlear Implant Users Can Hear, Feel the Beat in Music – 2 weeks ago

WASHINGTON — People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research,...

Scientists Map Brains of the Blind to Solve Mysteries of Human Brain Specialization – Sun, Feb 8th 2015

New research suggests unexpected brain connectivity can lead to fast brain specialization, allowing humans to adapt to the rapid technological and cultural innovation of our…

Echolocation Acts as Substitute Sense for Blind People – Fri, Feb 6th 2015

Human echolocation operates as a viable “sense,” working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment, according to new research published…

Patient Older Age Not an Issue in Revision Cochlear Implantation – Wed, Feb 4th 2015

Older age of a patient does not appear to be an issue when revision cochlear implantation is warranted because of device failure, according to a report published online…

TSA Serves People with Disabilities – Mon, Feb 2nd 2015

January, 2015 - TSA Cares is a helpline for travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. TSA Cares agents have received training to provide callers…

Prevalence of Self-Reported Falls Increases Since 1998 in Adults Over 65 – Sat, Jan 31st 2015

The prevalence among adults 65 years or older of falling in the preceding two years has increased since 1998, according to a research letter published online by JAMA…

Hearing Aids May Improve Balance – Thu, Jan 29th 2015

By Julia Evangelou Strait
Enhancing hearing appears to improve balance in older adults with hearing loss, according to new research from Washington University School of…

New Version of Common Antibiotic Could Eliminate Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds – Tue, Jan 27th 2015

A study in mice has found that a commonly used antibiotic can be modified to eliminate the risk that it will cause hearing loss.
On Christmas Eve, 2002, Bryce Faber was…

ASL Version of 'Let It Go' Released on Sunday – Sun, Jan 25th 2015

RIT/NTID co-sponsors the video.
Two graduates from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf whose performances have been viewed by…

Blocking Notch Pathway Leads to New Route to Hair Cell Regeneration to Restore Hearing – Fri, Jan 23rd 2015

Study published in PNAS Early Edition.
Boston (Dec. 22, 2014) - Sensory hair cell loss is the major cause of hearing loss and balance disorders. The postnatal mammalian…

National Academy of Engineering Announces Winners of the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize – Wed, Jan 21st 2015

The National Academy of Engineering recently announced that the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to Blake S. Wilson, Graeme M. Clark, Erwin Hochmair,...

Federal Bill to Improve Veterans' Hearing Healthcare Reintroduced – Mon, Jan 19th 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 16, 2015 - The International Hearing Society (IHS) today announced the re-introduction of bi-partisan federal legislation that seeks to…

NIDCD Audiology Unit Enhances Research, Care of Patients with Niemann-Pick C Disease – Sat, Jan 17th 2015

A new agreement announced January 7 between researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a biotechnology company provides funding to continue an important…