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Speech Means Using Both Sides of Our Brain, NYU & NYU Langone Researchers Find – 1.7 days 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 – 3.7 days 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 – 4.7 days 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 – 5.7 days 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 – 1.1 weeks ago

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 – 1.4 weeks ago

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 – 1.7 weeks ago

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 – 2 weeks ago

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…

Researchers Turn Current Sound-Localization Theories 'On Their Ear' – Tue, Mar 25th 2014

Mass. Eye and Ear scientists challenge the two dominant theories of how people localize sounds.
BOSTON – The ability to localize the source of sound is important for…

CU Researchers May Have Discovered a Plan to Disable Meniere's Disease – Sun, Mar 23rd 2014

AURORA, Colo. - Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine may have figured out what causes Meniere’s disease and how to attack it. According to Carol…

Aspirin Intake May Halt Growth of Vestibular Schwannomas/Acoustic Neuromas – Fri, Mar 21st 2014

BOSTON (Jan. 24, 2014) — Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital…

Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Brain Tissue Loss – Wed, Mar 19th 2014

Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from…

Sound Preconditioning Prevents Ototoxic Drug-Induced Hearing Loss in Mice – Mon, Mar 17th 2014

The death of sensory hair cells in the ear results in irreversible hearing loss. Several classes of drugs, including aminoglycoside antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs are known…

Schools' Appeals Declined on Services for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Sat, Mar 15th 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court declined on March 3 to hear appeals from two California school districts of lower-court rulings that held that the Americans With Disabilities Act requires…

Oprah's "Just Say Hello" Campaign Holds Special Significance for People with Hearing Loss – Fri, Mar 14th 2014

Somerset, NJ - Oprah Winfrey’s “Just Say Hello” Campaign (#JustSayHello) has the potential to bring life-changing benefits to people of all ages…