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Researchers Studying Hearing Loss in Adult Animals Find that Auditory Regions of the Brain Convert to the Sense of Touch

May 17, 2009

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered that adult animals with hearing loss actually re-route the sense of touch into the hearing parts of the brain. In the st...   Read More

The Not-So-Silent Crisis: 49% of North Americans Put their Hearing at Risk Every Week, Yet Majority Go Untested for Years

May 16, 2009

Unitron launches uHear™, a hearing screening test application for the iPhone™ and iPod touch® Despite widespread concern about the impact of hearing loss on their quality of life, 49 p...   Read More

ILAA Announces Scholarship Winners

May 16, 2009

The ILAA Scholarship and Honors Committees and the ILAA Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2008-2009 winners of the annual Doctoral Scholarship Awards for selected outstanding students in...   Read More

Unlimited Connectivity for Easy Access to the Modern Communication World

May 15, 2009

New Phonak solutions offer intuitive wireless connectivity with mobile phones, TV, MP3 players or computers - Phonak introduces a new range of solutions for unlimited access to the ever-expanding worl...   Read More

Spread the Online News to Give the Gift of Hearing for Better Hearing Month in May

May 14, 2009

Throughout the month of May, the House Ear Institute is celebrating Better Hearing Month with a variety of online programs to raise awareness for hearing loss and the non-profit's mission to alleviate...   Read More

New iPod Listening Study Shows Surprising Behavior of Teens

May 14, 2009

A new study involving iPods and teenagers by the University of Colorado at Boulder and Children's Hospital Boston indicates teenagers who receive pressure from their peers or others to turn down the v...   Read More

Siemens Joins the Hearing Industries Association on Capitol Hill to Promote the Hearing Aid Tax Credit Act

May 13, 2009

Siemens meets with members of Congress in support of the 31.5 million Americans with hearing loss Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. will be on Capitol Hill this week promoting the Hearing Aid Tax Cred...   Read More

New 2008 Medicare Fee Schedule Rates for Services July 1 to End of 2008

May 13, 2009

In response to the passage of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008 yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the following announce...   Read More

Silicone Ear Looks Just Like the Real Thing

May 12, 2009

Surgery at Loyola Makes it Possible to Attach Prosthesis with Magnets - To look at Matthew Houdek, you could never tell he was born with virtually no left ear. A surgery at Loyola University Health Sy...   Read More

Can You Hear Me Now? Hearing Loss Not Well Documented in Electronic Medical Records

May 11, 2009

A study looking at the electronic medical records of 100 consecutive people who came to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for hearing tests that revealed substantial hearing loss in both ears fo...   Read More

Six Students Bring Home $50,000 Vanier Scholarships

May 10, 2009

Six students from The University of Western Ontario have been selected to receive one of the newest and most prestigious scholarships in Canada - the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The scholarshi...   Read More

Callier Audiologist Honored for Distinguished Career

May 10, 2009

For the past 37 years, Dr. Ross Roeser, executive director emeritus of the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, has had an extraordinary influence on the field of audiology. As a resu...   Read More

Oticon Pediatrics Announces New Initiative to Support Pediatric-Focused Research

May 9, 2009

Oticon Pediatrics today announced a new initiative to promote and support pediatric-focused clinical research. The Oticon Pediatrics Research Initiative will provide support for US-based audiologists...   Read More

FDA Issues PSAP Guidance

May 8, 2009

As FDA Clinical Deputy Director, Dr. Eric Mann advised HIA at its February Annual Meeting, the Agency has issued "Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff: Regulatory Requirements for Hearing Aid Devices a...   Read More

ASHS Bestows Annual AFA Endowed Scholarship

May 8, 2009

A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS) recently awarded its annual Audiology Foundation of America (AFA) Endowed Student Excellence Award to two of its most outstanding resid...   Read More

Third Phonak Virtual Audiology Conference

May 7, 2009

The 3rd Virtual Phonak Audiology Conference will take place shortly. Here is the latest information on the conference. May 12th, 2009 - Frequency Compression - what have we learned so far May 13th, 20...   Read More

Latest ASHA Podcast Focuses On Noise-Induced Hearing Loss And The Young

May 7, 2009

Latest ASHA Podcast Focuses On Noise-Induced Hearing Loss And The Young Podcast Features Dr. James F. Battey Jr., Director Of National Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders The risk...   Read More

Classroom Acoustics Included in School Modernization Bill

May 6, 2009

Representative Ben Chandler (D-KY) has introduced H.R. 2187, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facility Act, which includes a provision that would allow federal grants to be used to...   Read More

A Phonak for Every Child: Complete Product Portfolio for all Ages and Degrees of Hearing Loss

May 6, 2009

Greatest choice of Phonak models to support children in realizing their full potential - Phonak offers a complete junior product portfolio that enables children of all ages and with all degrees of hea...   Read More

Heavy Weight Champion Smokin' Joe Frazier says Oticon Dual is a Knock-out

May 5, 2009

Joe Frazier, Olympic and former World Heavy Weight Champion, isn't about to let any thing slow him down - including hearing loss. The 65-year-old boxing icon recently upgraded his hearing solutions to...   Read More

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