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Washington Redskins Show Their Support for the Walk4Hearing

October 16, 2009

The Hearing Loss Association of America is pleased to announce that the Washington Redskins is supporting the association's Walk4Hearing program. Washington Redskins (37), who has had a hearing loss s...   Read More

Hearing Impaired Get Better Hearing with Cochlear Implant Plus Hearing Aid

October 15, 2009

Adults with severe hearing loss benefit from pairing a cochlear implant in one ear with a hearing aid in the other ear, even though the sound signals from each device are very different, according to...   Read More

Starkey Introduces Sweeping Changes to Hearing Aids; Touch Screen Meets Hearing Aid in New S Series BTE

October 14, 2009

Patients Overwhelmingly Prefer Sweep Technology to Traditional Controls Starkey Laboratories, Inc., one of the world's leading hearing technology companies, is excited to introduce the new S Series...   Read More

Bernafon Chosen as a Select Supplier for the Upcoming United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Digital Hearing Aid Contract

October 14, 2009

Bernafon, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as a select supplier for the upcoming United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) digital hearing aid contract. The new contract take...   Read More

EDUCATE Act Introduced in the House

October 13, 2009

On September 15, U.S. Representatives Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Todd Russell Platts (R-PA) and Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced the Everyone Deserves UnConditional Access to Education (EDUCATE) Act (H.R.3578...   Read More

When the Noise Gets Too Loud, A Special Protein Helps Patch Up Inner Ear Damage

October 12, 2009

Gamma-actin is not necessary for inner ear development, but is required to preserve normal hearing in adults. Excessive exposure to loud noise can have a devastating effect on the sensory cells in you...   Read More

AudiologyOnline Approved as Accredited Continuing Professional Development Provider by the British Academy of Audiology

October 12, 2009

AudiologyOnline (, a leading Web resource for audiology and the hearing industry, is pleased to announce that it has been accredited by the British Academy of Audiology (BAA) a...   Read More


2010 National Hearing Conservation Association Conference To 'Explore The World Of Hearing Loss Prevention'

October 11, 2009

The National Hearing Conservation Association [NHCA] announces that its 35th annual conference will be held February 25-27, 2010 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Titled "Explore the World...   Read More

Lee Woodruff Named Keynote Speaker for AG Bell 2010 Convention

October 10, 2009

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) announced today that Lee Woodruff, bestselling author and contributing editor for ABC's "Good Morning America," will be...   Read More

Rush Limbaugh Donates $500,000 to House Ear Institute in Memory of Dr. Antonio De La Cruz

October 9, 2009

House Ear Institute has received a $500,000 gift from Rush Limbaugh in memory of Antonio De la Cruz, M.D. The gift will be used to help the House Ear Institute continue its mission of advancing hearin...   Read More

Sonar-Induced Temporary Hearing Loss in Dolphins

October 8, 2009

A new study published in the August 23, 2009 edition of the journal Biology Letters (Biol. Lett., Vol. 5 no. 4, pp. 565-567; doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0099) examines temporary hearing loss in dolphins...   Read More

A Successful Partnership Renewed...Veterans Administration Selects Oticon Inc. as Hearing Device Supplier

October 7, 2009

Beginning November 1, 2009, U.S. veterans will be eligible to benefit from the superior technology and sound quality found in Oticon hearing instruments and products. The Veterans Administration has n...   Read More

Green Laser Light Activates the Inner Ear - New Research Findings

October 6, 2009

A new study conducted at Medical University Hannover published in Journal of Biomedical Optics (volume 14, issue 4, page 044007; ISSN 10833668) investigated the use of laser light to provide locali...   Read More

U.S. House Approves Bill That Would Reduce Exposure to Noise in Classrooms

October 5, 2009

The U.S. House of Representatives considered and passed H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, by a margin of 253-171. The legislation intends to boost Pell Grant scholarshi...   Read More

Scripps Research Scientists Identify Genetic Cause for Type of Deafness

October 4, 2009

Discovery Could Lead to New Therapies for Progressive Hearing Loss A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a genetic cause of progressive hearing loss. The findings...   Read More

Ida Institute Earns Standard of Excellence Award in 2009 WebAward Competition

October 3, 2009

Ida Institute today announced that its website,, has earned a Standard of Excellence Award in the Non-Profit category in the 2009 WebAward competition. Sponsored by the Web Marketing...   Read More

Senator Tom Harkin Takes the Helm of the Senate HELP Committee

October 2, 2009

On September 16, 2009, Senator Tom Harkin was named chair of the Senate HELP (Health Education Labor and Pensions) Committee replacing Senator Ted Kennedy. This change places Congress's foremost champ...   Read More

HearUSA Introduces AARP Hearing Care Program for Americans Aged 50-plus in Florida and New Jersey

October 2, 2009

West Palm Beach, Florida - October 1, 2009 - Designed to help millions of Americans aged 50+ who have untreated hearing loss, the AARP Hearing Care program, provided by HearUSA (AMEX:EAR), is being la...   Read More

Call for Papers: HLAA Convention 2010

October 2, 2009

HLAA is now accepting proposals for workshop presentations for HLAA Convention 2010, June 17-20. The Call for Papers instructions and submission form are available in the convention section on our web...   Read More

AG Bell Issues Call for Concurrent Session Proposals for 2010 Convention

September 30, 2009

A call for proposals for Concurrent Sessions has been issued for the AG Bell 2010 Biennial Convention to be held from June 25-28 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla. Concurrent Sessions...   Read More

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