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Mums Thank Newborn Hearing Screeners for Helping Children to Hear – 1.1 days ago

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…

Fly-inspired Sound Detector – 3.1 days ago

New device based on a fly’s freakishly acute hearing may find applications in futuristic hearing aids and military technology.
WASHINGTON D.C., July 22, 2014 - Even…

New Phonak Technology Allows People with Hearing Loss to Hear Better than Normal Hearing People – 3.1 days ago

A long sought breakthrough for people with hearing loss.
Staefa, Switzerland (August 12, 2014) a?? In a newly published paper in the American Journal of Audiology, Linda…

Technology Camps at RIT/NTID Bring Boys and Girls from Near and Far – 5.1 days ago

Students make their own computers to take home, even if they live near the Arctic Circle.
There may not be any roads in John Smart’s village of Napakiak, Alaska, but they…

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Under Title III of the ADA to Require Movie Theaters to Provide Closed Movie Captioning and Audio – 1 week ago

On July 23, 2014, the Attorney General signed the Department’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act title III regulation to…

National Disability Institute Launches 4th Annual My American Dream Video Contest – 1.3 weeks ago

Americans with disabilities encouraged to submit videos sharing their American dreams for opportunity to win $1,000, a digital tablet and sessions with a mentor.
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RIT Mourns the Passing of Deaf Pioneer Robert F. Panara – 1.6 weeks ago

Robert F. Panara, much beloved professor emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology, author, poet, historian and international authority on deaf figures in literature, and the…

ASHA Wins Prestigious Award for Diversity Recruitment Programs – 1.9 weeks ago

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has earned the highest association industry honor, a 2014 Power of A Summit Award, for its diversity recruitment…

Fit for the Frontline? New Study Identifies the Hearing Requirements of British Soldiers – Wed, Aug 6th 2014

University of Southampton researchers, with assistance from the Ministry of Defence, have conducted the first study to identify the hearing requirements of British soldiers…

Inner Ear Stem Cells Hold Promise for Restoring Hearing – Mon, Aug 4th 2014

New Rochelle, NY, June 20, 2014 – Spiral ganglion cells are essential for hearing and their irreversible degeneration in the inner ear is common in most types of hearing…

Ryan Hait-Campbell Named National Association of the Deaf Youth Ambassador – Sat, Aug 2nd 2014

He will represent NAD and offer help for deaf-run business startups.
Ryan Hait-Campbell, who with three other students at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National…

Scientist Finds Link Between Antibiotics and Bacterial Biofilm Formation Cause of Chronic Ear, Sinus and Lung Infections – Thu, Jul 31st 2014

Results May Lead to New Approach for Chronic Ear Infections in Children.
PASADENA, CA, July, 2014 - Researchers from the University of Southern California and the Oak…

People with Tinnitus Process Emotions Differently from their Peers, Researchers Report – Tue, Jul 29th 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Patients with persistent ringing in the ears a?? a condition known as tinnitus a?? process emotions differently in the brain from those with…

Los Angeles Medical Team Performs California's First Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery on Toddler at Children's Hospital Los An – Sun, Jul 27th 2014

3-year-old Canadian boy hears for first time after device activation at Keck Medicine of USC. LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—A Los Angeles team of scientists and surgeons from…

RIT/NTID Team Wins NAD College Bowl – Fri, Jul 25th 2014

Collegiate teams competed at the National Association of the Deaf convention in Atlanta.
For the second consecutive time, a team from Rochester Institute of Technology’s…

Infants Benefit from Implants with More Frequency Sounds – Wed, Jul 23rd 2014

Research Shows 6-Month-Olds’ Ability to Understand Speech Improves When They Hear Less Distortion.
May 19, 2014 - A new study from a UT Dallas researcher…

Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D., Named Chairperson of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Board of Trustees – Mon, Jul 21st 2014

Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D., of Mill Valley, California, has been named chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the…

Henry Ford Announces Two Clinical Trials for Tinnitus – Sat, Jul 19th 2014

Henry Ford Seeks Tinnitus Patients for Vagal Nerve Stimulation Clinical Trial
Henry Ford Health System is one of four sites worldwide recruiting patients for a clinical trial…

UI Study Shows Hippocampus is Involved in Language Processing, May Help Treat Alzheimer's – Thu, Jul 17th 2014

The hippocampus is no longer just for memory.
University of Iowa researchers show that this brain region is involved in language processing as well, possibly providing…

Game Technology Teaches Mice and Men to Hear Better in Noisy Environments – Tue, Jul 15th 2014

Audiogames may provide the hearing impaired with an improved ability to reconnect to the auditory world.
Boston (June 9, 2014) - The ability to hear soft speech in a…