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Discovery of Critical Gene Mutation Linked to Hereditary Deafness – 7.2 hours ago

A gene mutation causing a form of hereditary deafness has been identified by an international team of researchers led by Xuezhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor…

Breakthrough in Tinnitus Research Could Lead to Testable Model – 2.3 days ago

Global research team finds the neural network to be more extensive than previously believed.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Tinnitus is the most common service-related disability…

University of Oregon Team Glimpses How the Brain Transforms Sound – 4.3 days ago

Study captures how 2 brain systems in mammals cooperate to capture sounds and process information.
EUGENE, Ore. - When people hear the sound of footsteps or the drilling of…

In Search of Tinnitus, that Phantom Ringing in the Ears – 0.9 weeks ago

About one in five people experience tinnitus, the perception of a sound—often described as ringing—that isn’t really there. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press…

New ASHA Survey of U.S. Parents: Significant Percentages Report That Very Young Children Are Using Technology – 1.2 weeks ago

Usage Is Occurring When Human Interaction Is Key to Developing Strong Communication Skills.
Rockville, MD – May 8, 2015 - A new survey of U.S. parents commissioned by…

Want to Become A Consumer Trainer? Apply by June 15 – 1.5 weeks ago

Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers (N-CHATT).
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), in partnership with Gallaudet University, the American…

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth Encouraged to Experience RIT/NTID Technology Camps – 1.8 weeks ago

Science, technology, engineering and math will be explored during weeklong session in July.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing girls and boys who are interested in science, technology,...

Keck Medicine of USC-led Study Finds Genetic Predisposition for Noise-Induced Hearing – 2 weeks ago

Neuroscientists publish first genome-wide association study on hearing loss from noise, a common workplace hazard.
University of Southern California – Health Sciences - In…

How Do We Hear Time Within Sound? – Mon, May 11th 2015

How does our auditory system represent time within a sound? A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology investigates how temporal acoustic patterns can be…

Osteoporosis Diagnosis Contributes to Hearing Loss Risk – Sat, May 9th 2015

Study finds higher rate of sudden deafness among people with bone disease.
Washington, DC –  People who have osteoporosis face a 1.76-fold higher risk of…

More Reasons Everyday Sounds Better! Sonic Introduces the Celebrate Family and Journey Super Power BTE – Fri, May 8th 2015

SoundGate3 and SoundLink App Connect New Solutions to iPhone® and Android™ Smartphones.
SOMERSET, NJ  May 4, 2015 – Sonic today launches two new…

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month – Thu, May 7th 2015

April 29, 2015 - The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month, an annual observance sponsored by…

Field School in Deaf Geographies to open at RIT's College of Liberal Arts – Tue, May 5th 2015

Researchers will study the deaf community of Rochester in 1880.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Liberal Arts has announced a new five-week course that will…

ASHA's Arlene Pietranton Named Professional Society CEO of the Year by CEO Update – Sun, May 3rd 2015

Association Leadership Award Winners Selected by Cross-Section of Association Community.
Rockville, MD – April 3, 2015 - ASHA represents 182,000 audiologists;...

Listening to Classical Music Modulates Genes that are Responsible for Brain Functions – Fri, May 1st 2015

University Of Helsinki - Although listening to music is common in all societies, the biological determinants of listening to music are largely unknown. According to a latest…

AG Bell Meets with Rep. Alex Mooney – Wed, Apr 29th 2015

On Tuesday, AG Bell met with Rep. Alex Mooney, who represents West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district. The incoming representative took office in January and is the first…

Fair Housing Act at 47 – Mon, Apr 27th 2015

April, 2015 – When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act (FHA) into law in 1968, he said the law held “the promises of a century.” Today, the U.S….

The Hear the World Foundation and Good News: a Highly Promising Partnership for Hearing Protection – Sun, Apr 26th 2015

Staefa, April 21, 2015 - According to the latest figures from the WHO, some 1.1 billion young people across the world are putting themselves at risk of hearing loss due to…

AG Bell Member Receives Highest Presidential Honor – Sat, Apr 25th 2015

President Obama named 14 individuals and one organization as the newest recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring…

Reps Nunes and Thompson Reintroduce Hearing Aid Tax Credit With 36 Original Co-Sponsors – Thu, Apr 23rd 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2015 - Representatives Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) today reintroduced the bipartisan Hearing Aid Tax Credit, (H.R.1882) which…