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Henry Ford Announces Two Clinical Trials for Tinnitus – 10.3 hours ago

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 – 2.4 days ago

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 – 4.4 days ago

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…

Hearing Protein Required to Convert Sound into Brain Signals – 0.9 weeks ago

HEIDELBERG, 17 June 2014 - A specific protein found in the bridge-like structures that make up part of the auditory machinery of the inner ear is essential for…

Cocktail Party Neuroscience: Making Sense of Voices in a Crowd – 1.2 weeks ago

The role of prediction and attention in understanding of speech.
Listening to a conversation in the context of a cocktail party presents a great challenge for the auditory…

ASHA Wins Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation From Public Relations Society of America – 1.5 weeks ago

Association Recognized for Identify the Signs Campaign PSAs.
(Rockville, MD – June 4, 2014)- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has received a 2014 Bronze…

Ida Institute Introduces Teens and Tweens Dilemma Game to Help Clinicians Navigate Unique Challenges of the Teenage Years – 1.8 weeks ago

Naerum, DK  July 1 - The early teen or “tween” and teenage years can be a challenging time for any young person.  When hearing loss is added to…

Get in the Loop & Support Hearing Loop Awareness Week – 1.8 weeks ago

UK hearing loss charity, Hearing Link, is looking to generate greater understanding and awareness of hearing loops during a dedicated week this month.
Hearing Loop Awareness…

Hearing Quality Restored with Bionic Ear Technology Used for Gene Therapy – 2.1 weeks ago

Existing cochlear technology used in a new way to re-grow auditory nerve.
Researchers at UNSW Australia have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear…

Simulated Blindness Can Help Revive Hearing, Researchers Find – Thu, Jul 3rd 2014

Minimizing a person’s sight for as little as a week may help improve the brain’s ability to process hearing, neuroscientists have found.
Hey-Kyoung Lee, an associate professor…

International Communication Project 2014 Gains Support From 40 New Organizations Around the Globe – Thu, Jul 3rd 2014

Rockville, MD USA - Following a “Month of Action” this past May by the International Communication Project (ICP) 2014 www.communication2014.com, some…

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Urges Public to Protect Hearing During July 4th Fireworks – Wed, Jul 2nd 2014

Celebrate Safely and Plan Ahead So That Fireworks and Other Loud Noises Do Not Cause Permanent Damage.
Rockville, MD – June 30, 2014 - As the Fourth of July holiday draws…

U.Va. Discovery May Point to Way to Restore Hearing Loss Caused by Sound, Age – Tue, Jul 1st 2014

The ability to discern pitch – to hear the difference between “cat,” “bat” and “hat,” for example – hinges on remarkable…

Rhythmic Bursts of Electrical Activity from Cells in Ear Teach Brain How to Hear – Sun, Jun 29th 2014

PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2014 - A precise rhythm of electrical impulses transmitted from cells in the inner ear coaches the brain how to hear, according to a new study led…

IU Researchers Identify Pattern of Cognitive Risks in Some Children with Cochlear Implants – Fri, Jun 27th 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - Children with profound deafness who receive a cochlear implant had as much as five times the risk of having delays in areas of working memory, controlled…

Global Research is Vital for Deafness, Speech Disorders – Wed, Jun 25th 2014

May / June 2014 – Volume 13, Issue 3 - A Pakistani baby never hears her mother sing and a Cameroon teen who stutters is teased by peers. They both struggle with…

New "Travel with Dawn" TV series on South Africa – Mon, Jun 23rd 2014

TORONTO, CANADA | MENDHAM, NJ – 12 June 2014 - A new internet travel video series of “Travel with Dawn” presented in International Sign with English…

Play it Again, Sam: How the Brain Recognizes Familiar Music – Sat, Jun 21st 2014

McGill research reveals how motor networks help us know whether we’ve previously heard a tune.
Research from McGill University reveals that the brain’s motor network helps…

Nanopores Control the Inner Ear's Ability to Select Sounds – Thu, Jun 19th 2014

Inner-ear membrane uses tiny pores to mechanically separate sounds, researchers find.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Even in a crowded room full of background noise, the human ear is…

Oticon Celebrates 110 Years of Putting People First – Wed, Jun 18th 2014

Somerset, NJ   June 13 — Oticon, the company that has brought many firsts to hearing care, but none more important than the commitment to always put People…