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ZPower to Showcase Rechargeable Solution for Hearing Aids at JDVAC Conference – 1.3 days ago

Rechargeable battery chemistry first developed for NASA and the Military will soon power hearing aids.
CAMARILLO, CA a?? February 26, 2015 a?? ZPower, the…

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Applauds Launch of New WHO Campaign – 1.3 days ago

Association Served as Advisor to WHO on Campaign’s Development, Will Promote Campaign Messages and Resources Throughout the Year.
Rockville, MD – March 3, 2015 - Today is…

ACI Alliance State Champions Meet in Nashville – 2.3 days ago

by Donna L. Sorkin, MA, Executive Director, ACI Alliance
ACI Alliance State Champions met in Nashville to discuss our work, which thus far has largely related to assessing…

Apply Today for the Leadership Opportunities for Teens Program (LOFT) – 4.3 days ago

Deadline – March 5! 
LOFT is a five-day sleep-away program for high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing and use listening and spoken language as their primary…

HLAA Supports the Reintroduction of the Hearing Aid Tax Credit in the Senate – 0.9 weeks ago

Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) reintroduced the bipartisan Hearing Aid Tax Credit (Senate Bill 315) on January 29, 2015, which would provide a $500 credit…

Salicylates, a Class of NSAIDs, Stop Growth of Vestibular Schwannomas – 1.2 weeks ago

Findings described online in Translational Research.
BOSTON, MASS. (Feb. 5, 2015) - Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Harvard Medical School/...

FLAA Endorses Audiology Patient Choice Act – 1.5 weeks ago

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is pleased to announce that the Florida Academy of Audiology (FLAA) has endorsed the Audiology Patient Choice Act in an effort to…

Study Underway to Examine Expansion of Medicare Criteria for Cochlear Implants in Adults Age 65+ – 1.8 weeks ago

Subjects Being Sought
by Teresa Zwolan, PhD, Director, University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program and Vice Chair, American Cochlear Implant Alliance 
At present,...

HLAA Files Comments on Hearing Aid Compatible Cell Phones – 2 weeks ago

HLAA is working to see the day when all hearing aids and cochlear implants link to any cell phone so well that consumers never hear the sound of annoying interference ever again….

Cochlear Implants Give Young Boy with Down Syndrome a New Lease on Life at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford – Mon, Feb 16th 2015

-Born profoundly deaf, 5-year-old Joshua Copen can now hear, talk, and “participate in our family,” said mom.-Surgeon advocates that developmentally delayed patients…

Senators Heller And Klobuchar Reintroduce Hearing Aid Tax Credit – Sat, Feb 14th 2015

Washington, DC, January 29, 2015 — Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today reintroduced the bipartisan Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 315) which would…

More than Half of ICU Patients on Ventilators Have the Ability to Communicate – Thu, Feb 12th 2015

Results suggest more patients could participate in their own care.
A new study reveals that more than half of patients in intensive care units (ICU) using ventilators to help…

Cochlear Implant Users Can Hear, Feel the Beat in Music – Tue, Feb 10th 2015

WASHINGTON — People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research,...

Scientists Map Brains of the Blind to Solve Mysteries of Human Brain Specialization – Sun, Feb 8th 2015

New research suggests unexpected brain connectivity can lead to fast brain specialization, allowing humans to adapt to the rapid technological and cultural innovation of our…

Echolocation Acts as Substitute Sense for Blind People – Fri, Feb 6th 2015

Human echolocation operates as a viable “sense,” working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment, according to new research published…

Patient Older Age Not an Issue in Revision Cochlear Implantation – Wed, Feb 4th 2015

Older age of a patient does not appear to be an issue when revision cochlear implantation is warranted because of device failure, according to a report published online…

TSA Serves People with Disabilities – Mon, Feb 2nd 2015

January, 2015 - TSA Cares is a helpline for travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. TSA Cares agents have received training to provide callers…

Prevalence of Self-Reported Falls Increases Since 1998 in Adults Over 65 – Sat, Jan 31st 2015

The prevalence among adults 65 years or older of falling in the preceding two years has increased since 1998, according to a research letter published online by JAMA…

Hearing Aids May Improve Balance – Thu, Jan 29th 2015

By Julia Evangelou Strait
Enhancing hearing appears to improve balance in older adults with hearing loss, according to new research from Washington University School of…

New Version of Common Antibiotic Could Eliminate Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds – Tue, Jan 27th 2015

A study in mice has found that a commonly used antibiotic can be modified to eliminate the risk that it will cause hearing loss.
On Christmas Eve, 2002, Bryce Faber was…