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Viral Infection in Nose Can Trigger Bacterial Infection in the Ear – 4.4 hours ago

Middle ear infection (acute otitis media) is very common in young children. Now, a new study from the US suggests one of the triggers can be a viral infection in the nose.
The…

ASHA to Stress Early Detection of Communication Disorders at AAP Meeting – 2.2 days ago

Message Comes on Heels of Pediatrics Study Indicating a 63% Increase in Speech Problems and 16% Rise in Hearing Problems in U.S. Children Since 2001-2002. “Wait and…

Hearing Loss Association of America to Celebrate 35th Anniversary – 4.2 days ago

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded by Howard E. “Rocky” Stone, is the leading organization for people with hearing loss and has been providing solutions…

EEOC Chair Yang Calls for Renewed Effort to Hire People with Disabilities – 0.9 weeks ago

White House Celebrates ‘Champions of Change’.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) Chair Jenny Yang spoke on Tuesday at a White House event…

RIT/NTID Student Changes Statewide Testing, Earns National Girl Scout Award – 1.2 weeks ago

She’s one of 10 Girl Scouts to be honored nationwide with a $5,000 prize.
A second-year Rochester Institute of Technology student is receiving national recognition this…

Leading Advocate for Senior Citizens, the National Aging in Place Council Endorses the Audiology Patient Choice Act - H.R. 5304 – 1.5 weeks ago

Washington D.C. – The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC), a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing information and resources that will help seniors remain…

ASHA Expresses Support For Pan American Health Organization's Plan of Action on Disabilities and Rehabilitation – 1.7 weeks ago

Comment Is An Opening Step As An Officially Recognized NGO.
Rockville, MD – October 2, 2014 - In its first official act after being recognized as a non-governmental…

NIDCD Recognizes National Protect Your Hearing Month and National Audiology Awareness Month – 2 weeks ago

October 16, 2014 - October is National Protect Your Hearing Month and National Audiology Awareness Month. This month, the National Institute on Deafness and Other…

Oticon Hearoes Go the Distance in Second Tough Mudder Challenge – Fri, Oct 17th 2014

Team Braves Military-style Obstacles to Raise Awareness of Hearing Loss Among Veterans.
SOMERSET, NJ   October 12 - A combination of teamwork, grit and a…

Hey1 and Hey2 Ensure Inner Ear 'Hair Cells' are Made at the Right Time, in the Right Place – Thu, Oct 16th 2014

Two Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have discovered the “molecular brakes” that time the generation of important cells in the inner ear cochleas of mice. These “hair cells”...

Enhanced ASL Dictionary App Available – Tue, Oct 14th 2014

RIT/NTID-developed dictionary used all over the world.
An enhanced version of the ASL Video Dictionary and Inflection Guide, created by Rochester Institute of Technology’s…

Louisiana and Pennsylvania Academies of Audiology Endorse the Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2014 – Sun, Oct 12th 2014

On September 13th, the Louisiana Academy of Audiology (LAA) became the 10th audiology organization to officially endorse the Audiology Patient Choice Act (H.R. 5304), since the…

Purdue Dedicates Building for Health Research, Training, Patient Services – Fri, Oct 10th 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – On Friday (Sept. 26) Purdue University will dedicate Lyles-Porter Hall, which will house one of the nation’s top speech, language and…

Pitt, UPMC Researchers Create New Vestibular Test to Add to Comprehensive Concussion Evaluation – Wed, Oct 8th 2014

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2014 - Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have created a new, 5- to 10-minute test that could be added to a…

2014 Oticon Human Link Conferences Explores the Brain, Cognition and Hearing Health – Tue, Oct 7th 2014

SOMERSET, NJ October 1 - More than 500 leading hearing care professionals from across the US attended the 2014 Human Link Conference, “Hearing Care is Health…

Ida Institute Earns Fourth International WebAward – Mon, Oct 6th 2014

Naerum, DK  September 29 a?? The Web Marketing Association has honored Ida Institute with the 2014 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development in the…

Fish and Fatty Acid Consumption Associated With Lower Risk of Hearing Loss in Women – Sat, Oct 4th 2014

Study provides insights to possibly prevent or delay acquired hearing loss.
BOSTON, MA - Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that consumption of two or…

Salus Becomes First U.S. University to Endorse Proposed Legislation to Treat Licensed Audiologists as Physicians Under Medicare – Thu, Oct 2nd 2014

H.R. 5304 would also enhance patient access to vital hearing and balance care.
Washington, D.C. (29 September 2014) a?? Salus University of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania,...

Study: Viral Infection in Nose Can Trigger Middle Ear Infection – Tue, Sep 30th 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 5, 2014 - Middle ear infections, which affect more than 85 percent of children under the age of 3, can be triggered by a viral…

Community Music Programs Enhance Brain Function in At-Risk Children – Sun, Sep 28th 2014

Two years of musical training improves auditory brain function.
EVANSTON, Ill. - A new Northwestern University study provides the first direct evidence that a community…