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Study: Viral Infection in Nose Can Trigger Middle Ear Infection – 4.8 hours ago

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 – 2.2 days ago

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

American Sign Language Version of 'Happy,' With RIT/NTID Ties, Goes Viral – 4.2 days ago

A music video from an Adirondack summer camp for aspiring deaf teen filmmakers and co-sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the…

Music to Your Ears? – 0.9 weeks ago

New Research Examines Evidence of Damage to Your Hearing.
University of Leicester – August 2014 - Many people listen to loud music without realizing that this can affect…

Caffeine Intake Associated with Lower Incidence of Tinnitus – 1.2 weeks ago

Boston, MA – New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) finds that higher caffeine intake is associated with lower rates of tinnitus, often described…

Complications of Tube Insertion in Ears Not Worse for Kids with Cleft Lip/Palate – 1.5 weeks ago

Bottom Line: Children with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) have no worse complications from ventilation tube (VT) insertion in their ears to treat otitis media with effusion…

Advanced Bionics Launches World's First Waterproof Case for Cochlear Implant Recipients – 1.6 weeks ago

The Industry’s Innovation Leader Releases AquaCase Accessory in the United States.
VALENCIA, Calif., September 16, 2014 – Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader…

New Mapping Approach Lets Scientists Zoom in and out as the Brain Processes Sound – 1.7 weeks ago

Mouse research could lead to better treatments for hearing loss.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have mapped the sound-processing part of the mouse brain in a way that keeps both…

Oticon's BrainHearing Technology Helps Brain Make Sense of Sound – 1.9 weeks ago

SOMERSET, NJ  September 15 - BrainHearing, Oticon’s innovative “brain first” technology, is helping to provide better hearing with less…

Hearing Problems Also on the Rise; Early Intervention Critical to Child Development, Academic and Social Success, Says ASHA – 2 weeks 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 – Sun, Sep 14th 2014

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 – Fri, Sep 12th 2014

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 – Wed, Sep 10th 2014

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 – Mon, Sep 8th 2014

Partnership will improve the financial knowledge, education, wellness and know-how within the disability community.
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Peer Lauritsen Receives Royal Honor for His Contribution to Oticon Success in North America – Sun, Sep 7th 2014

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 – Sat, Sep 6th 2014

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) – Thu, Sep 4th 2014

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 – Wed, Sep 3rd 2014

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 – Tue, Sep 2nd 2014

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 – Tue, Sep 2nd 2014

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