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September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day

September 30, 2009

An estimated 500,000 Canadians are currently living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. The majority are aged 65 or older and nearly three-quarters of them are female, according to the Alz...   Read More


More Than 200 U.S. Hearing Care Professionals Attend 2009 OtiCongress in Ireland

September 29, 2009

More than 200 hearing care professionals from across the U.S. attended the 2009 OtiCongress, held August 24-27. The conference brought together hearing care and healthcare experts from around the worl...   Read More


Deafness Research Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

September 28, 2009

On August 31, the Deafness Research Foundation (DRF) announced its 2009-2010 grant recipients. DRF issued 17 grants of up to $25,000 and one Centurion Clinical Research Award of $50,000 to outstanding...   Read More


Gene Discovery Reveals a Critical Protein's Function in Hearing

September 27, 2009

Discovery of a deafness-causing gene defect in mice has helped identify a new protein that protects sensory cells in the ear, according to a study led by University of Iowa researchers. The findings,...   Read More


Spanish Scientists Develop Echo-Location in Humans

September 26, 2009

A team of researchers from the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) has shown scientifically that human beings can develop echolocation, the system of acoustic signals used by dolphins and bat...   Read More


Filling A Gap in Our Knowledge of Hearing

September 25, 2009

Approximately one in 1,000 babies are born with some degree of deafness, making this the most common sensory deficit in humans. Around half of these cases have a genetic cause and more than 100 mutati...   Read More


Callier Launches New Clinic for Pediatric Patients

September 24, 2009

Doctoral Students in Audiology Receive Hands-On Training in Hearing Aid Clinic Sept. 10, 2009 The UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders recently launched a new pediatric hearing aid cli...   Read More


Otometrics Introduces Multi-Frequency ASSR with the New ICSTM Chartr EP 200

September 23, 2009

Otometrics, the world leader in hearing and balance diagnostic systems, adds an Auditory Steady State Response module to the ICS Chartr EP 200 AEP system launched in February. The ASSR module is an in...   Read More


CASLPA Supports International Literacy Day

September 22, 2009

CASLPA Supports International Literacy Day September 8th, 2009: "The Power of Literacy" Canada is a top-ranked country in terms of literacy levels, but almost 50% of Canadian adults have difficulties...   Read More


Oticon Pediatrics Donation Supports Hands & Voices 'Guide By Your Side' Program

September 21, 2009

A donation from Oticon Pediatrics to Hands & Voices, a nationwide parent-driven organization devoted to serving families with children from birth to age 21 who are deaf or hard of hearing, will suppor...   Read More


Hebrew U. Researchers Shed Light on the Brain Mechanism Responsible for Processing of Speech

September 21, 2009

Research findings may contribute to improvement of voice recognition technologies Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have succeeded for the first time in devising a model that describ...   Read More


Starkey Gift to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) Supports Student Academy Educational Initiatives

September 20, 2009

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) has announced that Starkey Laboratories, Inc., will make a gift of $40,000 to provide philanthropic funding for Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) e...   Read More


Audiology Team Takes Humanitarian Trip to S. Africa

September 19, 2009

5 Students Help Professor Screen Children and Adults for Hearing Problems Sept. 3, 2009 Five UT Dallas doctoral students from the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences spent 10 days conducting heari...   Read More


Tharpe Named Chair of Hearing and Speech Sciences

September 18, 2009

After a national search, Anne Marie Tharpe, Ph.D., has accepted the position of chair of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and associate director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, e...   Read More


ASHA Safe Listening Concert Series To Travel West

September 18, 2009

Importance Of Using Personal Audio Technology Safely Will Be Stressed To Glendale, CA School Children - On September 22 at 10 a.m., the Glendale, CA Civic Auditorium will be the site of a free America...   Read More


Starkey Awards 2009 Academic and Clinical Scholarships

September 17, 2009

William F. Austin Scholarship and Outstanding Student Clinician Awards Announced Starkey Laboratories, Inc., one of the world's leading hearing technology companies, is pleased to announce this year's...   Read More


Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Approval of the Nucleus® 5 System, the Newest and Most Advanced Cochlear Implant System

September 17, 2009

Life-Changing Technology Restores Hearing in People with Severe-to-Profound Hearing Loss Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Admin...   Read More


Nevada and Wisconsin Reps Show Support for Hearing Aid Tax Credit at Local Events During Congressional Recess

September 16, 2009

Reps. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Ron Kind (D-WI) indicated their support for hearing health issues and the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (H.R. 1646) during events hosted by local Hearing Loss Assn of America (HLA...   Read More


Special Edition Dual Continues Oticon Support of Breast Cancer Research

September 15, 2009

Oticon, Inc. launches its newest campaign "Positively Pink" to introduce Oticon Dual Think Pink, the newest addition to the Dual portfolio of colorful, modern design, high performance hearing solution...   Read More


From the Editor - A Basic Audiology Communication Diet of Cochlear Implants

September 15, 2009

I am going to show how much of an audiology geek I am by bragging about one of our feature articles this month, Acoustic Reflex Threshold (ART) Patterns: An Interpretation Guide for Students and Super...   Read More


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