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Hearing Problems Also on the Rise; Early Intervention Critical to Child Development, Academic and Social Success, Says ASHA – 7.1 hours ago

Rockville, MD – August 21, 2014 - A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics reported a 63% increase in disability associated with speech problems…

NIH Researchers Characterize Elusive Myosin 15, Protein Linked to a Form of Hereditary Hearing Loss – 2.3 days ago

August 12, 2014 - For the first time, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have purified a key part of myosin 15, a molecular motor protein that helps…

ASHA Hosting Audiologist from Botswana – 4.3 days ago

Rockville, MD – August 18, 2014 - Kate Kgwefane, an audiologist from the African country of Botswana, is being hosted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association…

Childhood Disability Rates Continue to Rise – 0.9 weeks ago

Between 2001 and 2011, the percentage of children with disabilities rose 16 percent. The study, “Changing Trends of Childhood Disability, 2001-2011” appearing…

NDI and AFCPE Join Forces to Bolster the Financial Health of People with Disabilities – 1.2 weeks ago

Partnership will improve the financial knowledge, education, wellness and know-how within the disability community.
(Washington, D.C. – August, 2014)...

Peer Lauritsen Receives Royal Honor for His Contribution to Oticon Success in North America – 1.3 weeks ago

Oticon President Peer Lauritsen has been awarded the Diploma of the Danish Export Association and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honor at a ceremony held at the…

Poor Hearing Confines Older Adults to their Homes – 1.5 weeks ago

Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology…

New Treatment Successful for Rare and Disabling Movement Disorder, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) – 1.8 weeks ago

New York - August, 2014 - People who suffer from a rare illness, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS), now have a chance for full…

Veterans Administration Awards Oticon, Inc. Contract as VA Hearing Device Supplier – 1.9 weeks ago

SOMERSET, NJ  August 20 — The Veterans Administration (VA) has awarded Oticon, Inc., a new Hearing Aid National Contract as an official supplier of hearing devices for…

Rare Developmental Disorder Linked to Tumor-Suppressing Protein, Researchers Find – 2 weeks ago

Researchers have revealed a new insight into CHARGE syndrome, a rare developmental disorder.
A protein known for its tumor-suppressing properties can also trigger developmental…

The Latest Cochlear Implant Technology from Advanced Bionics Now Available in Australia – 2 weeks ago

System includes the world’s most advanced behind-the-ear sound processor and groundbreaking electrode.
VALENCIA, Calif., August 28, 2014 - Advanced Bionics…

Study: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Alters Brain Responses to Speech – Sat, Aug 30th 2014

Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists at The…

Hearing Our Way: Giving Kids with Hearing Loss a Kickstart – Thu, Aug 28th 2014

(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 – Tue, Aug 26th 2014

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 – Sun, Aug 24th 2014

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…

2014 Oticon Focus on People Award Winners Are Helping to Change Perceptions of What It Means to Have a Hearing Loss – Sat, Aug 23rd 2014

SOMERSET, NJ  August 18 - The 2014 Oticon Focus on People Awards honored 12 remarkable people whose courage, vision and commitment are helping to change the…

Dr. Martin Pienkowski of Salus University Receives Grant from Pennsylvania Lions Hearing Research Foundation – Fri, Aug 22nd 2014

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 – Wed, Aug 20th 2014

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 – Mon, Aug 18th 2014

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…

Oticon "Pink with a Purpose" Campaign Promotes Hearing Health and Breast Cancer Awareness – Sun, Aug 17th 2014

Practitioners Use Social Networking to Engage and Connect with Consumers in Local Markets.
SOMERSET, NJ August 7 - Since 2007, Oticon, Inc. has been “thinking…