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Sounds Like Teen Spirit! Phonak Searching for Teens with Hearing Loss for First Teen Advisory Board

July 24, 2018

Phonak, the world’s leading hearing aid provider, is accepting applications for its first Teen Advisory Board through August 6, 2018.   Read More


Virtual Reality Technology Opens New Doors of (Spatial) Perception

July 23, 2018

Using immersive technology in the lab has enabled researchers to study sound perception in realistic settings.ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA - WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2018 -- We rely on our ears to te...   Read More


Learning Music or Speaking Another Language Leads to More Efficient Brains

July 21, 2018

Whether you learn to play a musical instrument or speak another language, you're training your brain to be more efficient, suggests a Baycrest study.BAYCREST CENTRE FOR GERIATRIC CARE - Whether yo...   Read More


Scientists Discover How Brain Signals Travel to Drive Language Performance

July 19, 2018

Their results pave the way for the treatment of aphasia and other language disorders.DREXEL UNIVERSITY - Effective verbal communication depends on one's ability to retrieve and select the appropriate...   Read More


New Drug Halves Hearing Loss in Children Following Cancer Treatment

July 18, 2018

CANCER RESEARCH UK - Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Med...   Read More


Humanitarians Honored at 18th Annual So The World May Hear Awards Gala Benefitting Starkey Hearing Foundation

July 17, 2018

President Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal, Huey Lewis, and other celebrities and philanthropists gather for star-studded evening.   Read More


ASHA Certification Programs Receive Prestigious Accreditation

July 15, 2018

Development Signifies Excellence In Certification Programming.July 9, 2018 -(Rockville, MD) The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) certification programs (CCC-A and CCC-SLP) have be...   Read More


Healthy Diet May Lower Risk of Hearing Loss in Women

July 14, 2018

Patterns of healthy eating may lower risk of hearing loss by 30 percent.BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL - Boston, MA -- Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans. Some evidence suggests...   Read More


Rapid Genetic Testing Can Prevent Hearing Loss in Newborns Treated for Sepsis

July 13, 2018

EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF HUMAN GENETICS - More than a million neonatal deaths worldwide each year are estimated to be due to sepsis1. In the UK there are approximately 90,000 admissions to neonatal intensi...   Read More


German Singer-Songwriter Helps Children in Need with Hearing Loss

July 12, 2018

The Hear the World Foundation has a new high-profile backer from Germany. The singer-songwriter Gregor Meyle is becoming a new ambassador for conscious hearing.   Read More


Phonak Launches Accredited Program on Family-Centered Care

July 11, 2018

Phonak, the leading global innovator for hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, announces the launch of a newly accredited eLearning program on Family-Centered Care (FCC) for hearin...   Read More


Voting Is Open for 2018 Oticon Focus on People Awards

July 10, 2018

People are invited to cast their votes for the 12 finalists who represent the "best of the best" from this year's nominations in each of four categories – Student, Adult, Advocacy and Practitioner.   Read More


Slips of the Ear: When Knowledge Deceives Perception

July 9, 2018

Research shows how the brain creates perceptual illusions at cocktail parties, in song lyrics and older listeners.SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE - Misperception of speech results from a weak representation...   Read More


Ida Institute Workshop Brings Hearing Care Professionals and People With Hearing Loss Together

July 9, 2018

The Ida Institute recently held a workshop bringing together people with hearing loss, hearing care professionals, and representatives of patient organizations.   Read More


American Sign Language and English Language Learners: New Linguistic Research Supports the Need for Policy Changes

July 7, 2018

LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA (Washington, DC) - A new study of the educational needs of students who are native users of American Sign Language (ASL) shows glaring disparities in their treatment by t...   Read More


ASHA Earns 2018 ASAE Summit Award For Its Country Capacity Building Initiative With PAHO

July 5, 2018

Honor Is Highest Level Of Recognition In Awards Program.July 2, 2018 - (Rockville, MD) The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has earned an American Society of Association Executives...   Read More


Study Reveals Brain Activity Patterns Underlying Fluent Speech

July 3, 2018

Research could pave the way for a brain prosthetic to translate thoughts into speech.UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO - When we speak, we engage nearly 100 muscles, continuously moving our lip...   Read More


Oticon Announces Launch of KIPA Website to Promote Knowledge and Implementation in Pediatric Audiology

July 2, 2018

Oticon announces the launch of www.KIPAgroup.org, a new website to expand access to the resources of the Knowledge and Implementation in Pediatric Audiology (KIPA) group.   Read More


Cheeseburger or Salad? How Music Volume Impacts Your Decision

July 1, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (USF HEALTH) - Music can be the ultimate mood setter. Faster beats ignite excitement, while slower songs help one relax. And that makes all the difference in what we order...   Read More


New Type of Vertigo Identified

June 30, 2018

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY - MINNEAPOLIS - Neurologists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, according to a study published in the May 23, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, t...   Read More


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