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Hearing Our Way: Giving Kids with Hearing Loss a Kickstart – 1.7 days ago

(ST. LOUIS, MO – August 14, 2014) - Less than a week into its exciting Kickstarter campaign, Hearing Our Way, the magazine for children and teens with…

ASHA Announces 2014 Media Award Winners – 3.7 days ago

NBC’s TODAY Show, USA Today, Allied Health Media, NPR Honored; Ann W. Kummer, Patti Martin, Yadira Medina-Torres, and Sonja Pruitt-Lord Named 2014 Media…

Newly Discovered Gene Mutation is Linked to Hereditary Deafness – 5.7 days ago

Researchers led by geneticists at the Miller School have discovered a new gene mutation that causes hearing loss. Their study, which focused on a large Turkish family in which…

Dr. Martin Pienkowski of Salus University Receives Grant from Pennsylvania Lions Hearing Research Foundation – 1.1 weeks ago

Elkins Park, PA - Martin Pienkowski, PhD, assistant professor at Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology has received a $20,000 grant from the…

Mums Thank Newborn Hearing Screeners for Helping Children to Hear – 1.4 weeks 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 – 1.7 weeks 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 – 1.7 weeks 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 – 2 weeks 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 – Thu, Aug 14th 2014

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 – Tue, Aug 12th 2014

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 – Sun, Aug 10th 2014

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 – Fri, Aug 8th 2014

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…