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Phonak Joins Songs for Sounds National 'Hearoes Tour' – 7.6 hours ago

Warrenville, IL – August 25, 2015 - Phonak, leading manufacturer of hearing technology launched its partnership with Songs for Sound, a national charity…

2015 Hearing Awareness Week Profile - Melbourne Musician Making a Difference to Australia's Hearing Health – 1.3 days ago

Melbourne-based indie musician Siobhan McGinnity is applying her multiple talents to set up Musicians for Hearing to help improve the hearing health of the Melbourne music…

Scientists Show How Exposure to Brief Trauma and Sudden Sounds Form Lasting Memories – 2.3 days ago

Study may speed improved treatments for hearing loss and symptoms of PTSD.
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine - Researchers at NYU Langone…

Magnetic Pulses to the Brain Deliver Long-Lasting Relief for Tinnitus Patients – 3.3 days ago

Depression treatment tool holds tremendous promise for patients with debilitating condition.
Oregon Health & Science University - PORTLAND, Ore. - In the largest…

The Emerging Science of Human Screams – 5.3 days ago

Cell Press – Our noisy world is no match for a screaming infant. An airplane could be flying by as a house party rages on downstairs while a literal cat fight takes place…

Hearing Loss Association of America Outraged by CDC Study Ignoring People with Hearing Loss – 1 week ago

Bethesda, MD: According to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five adults has a disability. The…

RIT/NTID Receives $4 Million Boost for Deaf, Hard-of-hearing Education – 1.3 weeks ago

National Science Foundation pledge will help continue DeafTEC work promoting education, hiring in STEM disciplines.
The National Science Foundation has renewed its pledge to…

Spanish-Language Video on Newborn Hearing Screening – 1.6 weeks ago

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program has produced a video for Spanish-speaking families who are in need of…

Researchers Discover Way to Assess Future Literacy Challenges – 1.9 weeks ago

Brain’s ability to process consonants in noisy environment may reflect child’s literacy potential.

Background noise disrupts brain mechanisms involved in literacy…

Hearing Test Pinpoints Middle-Ear Problems in Newborns – Wed, Aug 12th 2015

University of Alberta - (Edmonton) Screening newborn babies who are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using a testing process called high-frequency tympanometry can…

RIT/NTID Alumnus Part of 22nd Annual Abbot Financial Management Oldtime Baseball Game Thursday, Aug. 27 – Mon, Aug 10th 2015

Cambridge’s Summertime Celebration of Baseball to Benefit RIT/NTID Scholarship.
RIT/NTID alumnus Skip Flanagan will join Boston Red Sox greats Jim Lonborg and…

UB Researchers Take Important Steps Toward Understanding How Animals Make Sense of the Auditory World – Sat, Aug 8th 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up…

Redrawing Language Map of the Brain – Thu, Aug 6th 2015

Old beliefs upended as dementia research yields new locations for word and sentence comprehension.
For 140 years, scientists’ understanding of language comprehension in…

Rare Gene Variant Associated with Middle Ear Infections – Tue, Aug 4th 2015

Baylor College of Medicine – HOUSTON - Many parents have heard the night-time cry of “my ear hurts.” For some children, this might happen frequently beginning in…

Quiet that Ringing in the Brain – Sun, Aug 2nd 2015

New drug promises relief from epilepsy and tinnitus with fewer side effects.
University of Connecticut - A new drug may treat epilepsy and prevent tinnitus by selectively…

Graphic Novella Could Help Prevent Hearing Loss in Spanish-Speaking Ag Workers – Fri, Jul 31st 2015

Professor collaborates with industry professionals and students to launch a pilot study.
University of Wyoming – June 2015 - Graphic novels usually conjure up dark…

Skip a Beat? Your Auditory Nerve Cells Will Know It – Wed, Jul 29th 2015

A clever experiment reveals how cells that process sound respond to complex stimuli.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - If you stimulate an auditory nerve cell over and over in a…

Say What? How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write – Mon, Jul 27th 2015

Out loud, someone says, “The man is catching a fish.” The same person then takes pen to paper and writes, “The men is catches a fish.”
Although the human…

When it Comes to Hearing, Diet May Trump Noise Exposure – Sat, Jul 25th 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Although the old wives’ tale about carrots being good for your eyesight has been debunked, University of Florida researchers have found a…

Baby Talk: Babies Prefer Listening to their Own Kind – Thu, Jul 23rd 2015

Babies’ listening choices, before they babble themselves, offer insight into early language development.
Everyone likes to look at young babies. But who wants to listen?...