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Strangers Reach Mutual Understanding through Talking and Asking Questions, not from Non-Verbal Cues

July 25, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON - Psychologists at The University of Texas at Arlington have discovered that when two strangers meet and interact for the first time, the extent to which they develop...   Read More


RIT/NTID Celebrates Growing Number of Ph.D. Candidates

July 24, 2016

Designated programs help deaf students prepare for doctoral degrees in STEM fields.Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is honoring deaf and hard-of-hear...   Read More


Evidence of Hearing Damage in Teens Prompts Researchers' Warning

July 23, 2016

MCMASTER UNIVERSITY - HAMILTON, ON, - New research into the ringing-ear condition known as tinnitus points to an alarming level of early hearing damage in young people who are exposed to loud music, p...   Read More


Prevalence, Severity of Tinnitus in the U.S.

July 22, 2016

Approximately one in 10 adults in the U.S. have tinnitus, and durations of occupational and leisure time noise exposures are correlated with rates of tinnitus and are likely targetable risk factors, a...   Read More


Hearing Problems Reduce the Quality of Life of Older People

July 21, 2016

ACADEMY OF FINLAND - Research has found that hearing loss has wide-ranging impacts not only on older people's ability to communicate, but also on their ability to move about and participate in dif...   Read More


Hearing Loss Charity Welcomes NHS Guidance as "Alternative to Cuts"

July 20, 2016

The UK’s largest hearing loss charity Action on Hearing Loss has welcomed the launch of new NHS guidance for services for adults with hearing loss.The Commissioning Framework, which the charity...   Read More


First Small Molecule Targeted Therapy to Mitigate Hearing Loss in Usher Syndrome Type 3

July 19, 2016

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY - Usher syndrome (USH) is characterized by hearing loss or deafness at birth and progressive vision loss, and is the most common cause of inherited dual sensory deficit...   Read More


MED-EL Announces the Acquisition of Bone Conduction Technology from Otorix AB

July 18, 2016

Innovative non-implantable system will expand MED-EL’s range of hearing solutions.July 15, 2016 – (Innsbruck, Austria) – MED-EL has announced the acquisition of the Adjoin bone condu...   Read More


Brain's 'Thesaurus' Mapped to Help Decode Inner Thoughts

July 17, 2016

Scientists build semantic atlas to chart how the brain responds to language.UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY - What if a map of the brain could help us decode people's inner thoughts?   Read More


RIT/NTID Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Innovation Generation Grant

July 16, 2016

Grant makes it possible for deaf middle-school students to explore technology.Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a grant for $30,000 as pa...   Read More


MED-EL's COMBI 40+ Cochlear Implant Receives FDA Approval for 1.5T MRI with the Internal Magnet in Place

July 15, 2016

Approval Provides Historic Access to MRI for Cochlear Implant Recipients; July 14, 2016 – (DURHAM, NC) – Global hearing implant manufacturer MED-EL announced today the FDA approval of its COMBI 40...   Read More


Audiology Systems and Otometrics Announce New Dates for Hands-on Training Series 2016

July 14, 2016

September and October courses available at 0.7 CEUs.Schaumburg, IL - July 13, 2016 – Audiology Systems, a full-service, U.S. distributor of GN Otometrics products; and other leading audiology an...   Read More


High Performance Golf Club Comes with Annoying Sound

July 13, 2016

Acousticians track down the reason a type of driver creates a loud clang when it strikes the ball.WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2016 -- In 2007, a new type of golf club hit the market. The distribution of...   Read More


Brit Accents Vex US Hearing-Impaired Elderly

July 11, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH -SALT LAKE CITY- Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn't feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like "Downton Abbey." A small study fr...   Read More


Study Finds Intervention Helps Newborns Get Screened for Hearing Loss

July 10, 2016

Cincinnati Children's partners with WIC to provide follow-up care.CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER - Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center found that ta...   Read More


Oticon, Inc. President Peer Lauritsen Announces Plans to Retire

July 9, 2016

SOMERSET, NJ July 8 -- Oticon, Inc. today announced that Peer Lauritsen will retire as President of Oticon, Inc. at the end of 2016. Lauritsen will step down from day-to-day responsibilities in Jul...   Read More


RIT/NTID Names Robert Pollard Associate Dean for Research

July 8, 2016

Pollard will head expansion of college’s research enterprise and serve on president’s leadership team.Robert Pollard has been named associate dean for research for the National Technical I...   Read More


Primary Care is Point of Entry for Many Kids with Concussions

July 7, 2016

Many children with concussion initially sought care through primary care and not the emergency department, although younger children and those insured by Medicaid were more likely to go to the ED, acc...   Read More


Mom's Voice Activates Many Different Regions in Children's Brains

July 6, 2016

A far wider swath of brain areas is activated when children hear their mothers than when they hear other voices, and this brain response predicts a child’s social communication ability, a new st...   Read More


Cities Try Different Tactics to Regulate Noise

July 5, 2016

A survey of noise ordinances in nearly 500 of the largest communities in the United States shows there's no set standard for preserving peace and quiet.ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA - WASHINGTON,...   Read More