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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

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

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

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

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

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