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Patient Older Age Not an Issue in Revision Cochlear Implantation

February 25, 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 by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head &am...   Read More

ACI Alliance State Champions Meet in Nashville

February 24, 2015

ACI Alliance State Champions met in Nashville to discuss our work, which thus far has largely related to assessing coverage of cochlear implantation under Affordable Care Act Marketplace plans. We als...   Read More

Quiet as a Mouse, but so Much to Hear

February 23, 2015

UB researcher finds that mice discriminate partial sounds just as humans do with partial words.BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Micheal L. Dent, a University at Buffalo psychologist, listens to what is inaudible to o...   Read More

FLAA Endorses Audiology Patient Choice Act

February 22, 2015

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 improve audiologic care for...   Read More

Scientists Restore Hearing in Noise-Deafened Mice, Pointing Way to New Therapies

February 21, 2015

U-M-led team shows key role of protein called NT3 in ear-to-brain communication, and as a target for future treatments.ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deaf...   Read More

Prevalence of Self-Reported Falls Increases Since 1998 in Adults Over 65

February 20, 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 Internal Medicine.Falling, the mos...   Read More

Introducing the Genie Series Sound Rooms by Otometrics

February 19, 2015

Audiology Systems appointed exclusive U.S. distributor of state-of-the-art sound rooms.Healthcare professionals can experience fully customizable sound room solutions with integrated instrumentation,...   Read More

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

February 18, 2015

Subjects Being Sought At present, candidacy criteria for cochlear implantation followed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are more stringent than the FDA guidelines typically fol...   Read More


New Hearing App Breaks Down Barriers to Healthy Hearing

February 17, 2015

Online support kit gives hearing professionals tools and resources to reach more patients.KITCHENER, CANADA--(Marketwired - Feb. 9, 2015) - Unitron, a global innovator of advanced hearing solutions, i...   Read More

Demo the New Verifit2 Fitting System at AudiologyNOW!

February 16, 2015

Visit Audioscan at booth #301 to test drive the industry’s only binaural fitting system.Dorchester, Ontario, February 16, 2015. The new Verifit2 from Audioscan is the only hearing instrument fit...   Read More

Cochlear Awards College Scholarships to Eight Students Who Have Overcome Hearing Loss and Achieved Academic and Personal Success

February 16, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today the winners of the 13th annual Graeme Clark and the fo...   Read More

Salicylates, a Class of NSAIDs, Stop Growth of Vestibular Schwannomas

February 15, 2015

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

Cochlear Implants Give Young Boy with Down Syndrome a New Lease on Life at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

February 14, 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 can receive cochlear i...   Read More

Finding "Lost" Languages in the Brain

February 13, 2015

Study has far-reaching implications for unconscious role of infant experiences on adult development.An infant’s mother tongue creates neural patterns that the unconscious brain retains years lat...   Read More

Hot Topics for a Cold Winter

Carolyn Smaka, AuD

February 12, 2015

Happy February! Here is an overview of our latest content to help you stay up to date and out of the cold. And for those of you in warmer climates, feel free to take the laptop outside and enjoy these...   Read More

Make Plans to Attend CI 2015 DC: An Emerging Issues Symposium

February 11, 2015

Building on the success of our recent Nashville conference with Vanderbilt and our first Emerging Issues Symposium in October 2013 we will convene a second symposium...   Read More

Unitron and City University of New York (CUNY) Partner to Help Physicians Better Screen Patients for Hearing Loss

February 10, 2015

PLYMOUTH, MINNESOTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 2, 2015) - Unitron, a global innovator of advanced hearing solutions, in partnership with Barbara E. Weinstein, Professor and Founding Executive Officer of the...   Read More

Senators Heller And Klobuchar Reintroduce Hearing Aid Tax Credit

February 9, 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 provide a $500 credit to peo...   Read More

Advanced Bionics Receives CE Mark Approval of Expanded MRI Compatibility for Cochlear Implants

February 8, 2015

HiRes 90K and HiRes 90K Advantage cochlear implants allow 1.5T MRI scans with the CI magnet in place.VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant techn...   Read More

Breakthroughs in True Wireless and Automated Hearing Transform Listening Experience for Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid Implant Users

February 7, 2015

SmartSound® iQ automatically adjusts to different environments to help make listening easier while helping the majority of recipients hear better in noise.1- True wireless gives users the freedom...   Read More