Psychological distress in bullied deaf and hard of hearing adolescents - Cheng AW, Chou YC, Lin FG.
This study determined the prevalence of bullying victimization ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Hearing Device Isolates Voices
An experimental hearing aid differentiates speakers and monitors the wearer's brain activity to amplify the one she is trying to listen to. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 17, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

New Hearing Aid May Solve 'Cocktail Party' Problem
The device would rely on an emerging technology called "auditory attention decoding" (AAD). AAD simultaneously monitors a person's brainwaves and the sound around them. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suspect Your Child Has an Ear Infection? There May Soon Be an App for That
Title: Suspect Your Child Has an Ear Infection? There May Soon Be an App for ThatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - May 16, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Scientists Working on Hearing Aid That Solves the 'Cocktail Party' Problem
Title: Scientists Working on Hearing Aid That Solves the 'Cocktail Party' ProblemCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - May 16, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

New book on function and dysfunction of the cochlea from CSHLPress
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) 'Function and Dysfunction of the Cochlea', newly released by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, provides a comprehensive review of the complex molecular mechanisms that are responsible for cochlear function and were, for the most part, revealed by the discovery of genes responsible for hearing impairment. It describes major advances in our understanding of the pathogenic processes underlying various forms of hearing loss and the emergence of treatments for deafness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists develop brain-controlled hearing aid that amplifies the voices you WANT to hear
The device developed at Columbia University in New York attempts to overcome the 'cocktail party problem', when voices mix together and become a mass of noise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists create mind-controlled hearing aid
Development could transform ability of hearing-impaired to cope with noisy environmentsA mind-controlled hearing aid that allows the wearer to focus on particular voices has been created by scientists, who say it could transform the ability of those with hearing impairments to cope with noisy environments.The device mimics the brain ’s natural ability to single out and amplify one voice against background conversation. Until now, even the most advanced hearing aids work by boosting all voices at once, which can be experienced as a cacophony of sound for the wearer, especially in crowded environments.Continue reading....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Deafness and hearing impairment Disability Health Science Medical research US news Source Type: news

Huhn? Scientists Working on Hearing Aid That Solves the'Cocktail Party' Problem
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Chances are if you're over 60 it's already happened to you: You're in a crowded room and finding it tough to understand what your partner is saying a couple of feet away. It's a longstanding hearing-loss issue known as the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Voice
-- Each year, about 18 million adults in the United States report problems with their voice, says the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. From singers to teachers, many people use their voice for work. To prevent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dolphin ancestor's hearing was more like hoofed mammals than today's sea creatures
(Vanderbilt University) The CT scan revealed cochlear coiling with more turns than in animals with echolocation, indicating hearing more similar to the cloven-hoofed, terrestrial mammals dolphins came from than the sleek sea creatures they are today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Washington State Limits Exemptions for Children Not Being Vaccinated
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The state saw more than 70 cases of measles this year, and Inslee signed the bill at Vancouver City Hall, in the county where most of those cases were centered. The new law takes effect at the end of July. Inslee said that while the bill was an important step in public health, he warned it doesn’t do “everything ne...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GILLIAN FLACCUS and RACHEL LA CORTE / AP Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime washington Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS - Sign Language Interpreters Needed in Hospitals
[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Health has directed the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to recruit sign language interpreters at various health facilities across the country to improve access to health delivery, especially to the deaf. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deaf, two-spirited Indigenous painter in Regina uses art to overcome challenges
Torrie Ironstar says he was born to do art. As a child he painted, sculpted and worked with mixed media. Being a deaf, two-spirited artist on the Prairies has thrown him many hurdles in his young life, but his art has given him an outlet to overcome. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Apple's immediate plans rumored to include hearing health, period tracking, medication adherence
In a new scoop, Bloomberg reports that the tech giant plans to launch a number of hearing-related technologies, including hearing aid  support and accessibility features.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hearing researcher Robert Fettiplace named a Passano Fellow; 2nd major scientific award
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Robert Fettiplace has been named a 2019 Passano Fellow for his research into the mechanics of hearing, his second prestigious international scientific prize in a year. Fettiplace, a professor of neuroscience at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, won the award for showing how cochlear hair cells sense the tiny mechanical vibrations that sound produces in the inner ear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Buzzing' in Ear Alerted Boy to Very Unwelcome Visitor
Title: 'Buzzing' in Ear Alerted Boy to Very Unwelcome VisitorCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - May 2, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

NIH names Dr. Debara L. Tucci as the next director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Dr. Tucci will join NIH on September 3, 2019. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 1, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

2019 Medical Design Excellence Awards Finalists
The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is the medical technology industry's premier awards program. Since 1998, the MDEAs have recognized achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. Each year, a panel of jurors comprised of designers, engineers, and clinicians awards bronze, silver, gold, and best-in-show honors to the most innovative products on the market in nine categories. Take a look at this year's finalists. We'll announce the winners June 11, 2019, in a special ceremony at MD&M East. 1. Digital Health Products and...
Source: MDDI - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Measles is NOT a minor childhood illness – it robbed Nicky of her hearing
Nicky Jones, 35, from Holyhead, Wales, has been deaf since she was a baby after contracting measles. Here, she tells her compelling story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England to fund pioneering brain surgery for deaf children
Pioneering brain surgery that allows children who are deaf to experience the sensation of hearing for the first time is being made routinely available, NHS England has announced. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deaf children to get 'life-changing' surgery
Auditory brainstem implants will allow children to experience the sensation of hearing Related items fromOnMedica Don ’t delay young children’s surgery for fear of GA harms Overzealous CRB checks stop children's surgery Surgeons forced to lie about their hours Surgery should be a last resort for obese children Shortage of paediatric surgeons will leave generation without care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deaf children across England able to HEAR again thanks to new NHS op
DEAF children across England are being given the power of hearing, thanks to pioneering brain surgery available on the NHS. Under-fives who struggle to use conventional hearing aids or implants because their cochlear or auditory nerves have failed to develop will be eligible for auditory brainstem implants . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery
Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Through my eyes: My first 48 hours with hearing aids
I'm not even 30 years old, and I need hearing aids. The discovery was a shock, but just 48 hours in and an exciting new world of sound is unfolding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Health Tip: Earache Home Care
Title: Health Tip: Earache Home CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 19, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Walk, Talk and Listen: a pilot randomised controlled trial targeting functional fitness and loneliness in older adults with hearing loss - Jones CA, Siever J, Knuff K, Van Bergen C, Mick P, Little J, Jones G, Murphy MA, Kurtz D, Miller H.
BACKGROUND: Age-related hearing loss (HL) is a prevalent disability associated with loneliness, isolation, declines in cognitive and physical function and premature mortality. Group audiological rehabilitation (GAR) and hearing technologies address communi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cochlear Implants
-- Cochlear implants are electronic devices that can restore hearing for people with hearing loss. Both adults and children can benefit from cochlear implants, says Mayo Clinic. People with cochlear implants have reported: Ability to hear speech... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cochlear Implants
Title: Health Tip: Cochlear ImplantsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 18, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Philips to private-label Demant hearing aids
William Demant (CPH:WDH) said this week that it inked a deal to market its line of hearing aid devices under Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) brand. Denmark-based Demant said that Amsterdam-based Philips will offer a complete range of hearing aids, accessories and applications under the Philips HearLink brand “Based on a shared vision of improving the lives of people through innovative healthcare this new cooperation will not only change the way we see hearing healthcare, but also widen the definition of hearing healthcare, supporting healthier lifestyles and active aging. Combining Demant’s world-leadin...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Royal Philips William Demant Holding Source Type: news

New VB20 VoiceBud Hearing Aid Features Dual-Microphone NoiseBlocker Technology
Offered with Behind the Ear design with user-changeable sound tubes and ear domes in different sizes Amplifies sounds from 200 Hz to 5.7 kHz frequency range and features anti-feedback system Detects loud noises and turn downs the volume automatically to prevent too-loud sounds from reaching earsThis story is related to the following:Hearing Aids (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - April 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Videos depicting complex scientific concepts breaks barriers for deaf STEM students
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Research has revealed that people who learn English as a second language, including deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, are underrepresented in STEM fields because of academic language abilities required to compete in those disciplines. A new project at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf is helping to break down those obstacles specifically for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Take that, Roundup! Costco confirmed to have pulled all Roundup / glyphosate (toxic herbicide) from its shelves
(Natural News) It can often feel like our protests about matters like glyphosate in food are falling on deaf ears, but one retailer is poised to take a harsh stance against the dangerous chemical – and we can only hope other businesses will follow its lead. Costco, the fifth largest retailer in the U.S., will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Aid Startups Slash Prices By Following The Warby Parker Sales Model
Startups like Eargo and Audicus are trying to break into the market for hearing aids that's controlled by five manufacturers. Their pitch: lower costs by cutting out audiologists and storefronts, similar to how Warby Parker sells glasses online. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Piecing together a therapy for deafness
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kiberstis, P. A. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Hearing loss before 50 may mean higher risk of drug and alcohol issues
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers, and are also more likely to misuse alcohol and other drugs, a new national study finds. This means that health care providers may need to take special care when treating pain and mental health conditions in deaf and hard-of-hearing young adults, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adorable moment one-year-old deaf boy hears his mother's voice for the first time
Jill Hudson Gill, of Louisiana, shared a video of the moment, as her son Tucker giggled, touching his parents throats to feel the vibrations as he always had, while hearing them speak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Hearing Loss Prevention
Title: Health Tip: Hearing Loss PreventionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 22, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Semtech, Sonova ink hearing aid development deal
Sonova Holding AG (SIX:SOON) and semiconductor maker Semtech said today they jointly developed a new advanced radio system intended for use in Sonova’s hearing aids. The new technology, an ultra-small integrated circuit, will serve as the main component in a new generation of hearing aids and enable support for multiple radio protocols in the 2.4GHz band, the companies said. “This chip allows Sonova to move in a new direction with our hearing aids. The breakthrough radio technology and power management are the game changers for hearing aids. It allows them to support a number of applications that have prev...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Research & Development Sonova Holding AG Source Type: news

Fascinating photos show deaf British children being diagnosed and treated in the 1950s
A series of photographs has given a behind-the-scenes look at the Department of Education of the Deaf, believed to have been in Manchester between 1919 and 1955. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Minnesota to lead $9.7 million NIH grant to improve hearing restoration
(University of Minnesota) The University of Minnesota announced today that it will lead a $9.7 million grant over the next five years from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative to develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure with the goal of restoring more natural hearing to people who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hearing loss: Are you hard of hearing? Nine tips to reduce the risk of hearing loss
HEARING loss doesn ’t just happen to the elderly - it can also happen to younger people who don’t look after their ears properly. But what should you do to look after your ears? Here are nine tips to prevent becoming hard of hearing and reduce the risk of hearing loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochlear implants to benefit more people with hearing loss
More people in England and Wales with severe hearing loss will be eligible for the devices. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds more could be eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness will be eligible for cochlear implants each year, as a result of updated NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hundreds more eligible for cochlear implants on NHS
NICE update could boost numbers eligible by 70% Related items fromOnMedica Surgical league tables could mislead patients over death rates Kids in need of emergency surgery should wait maximum of 12 hours Plans to close children ’s heart surgery services put on hold Don ’t delay young children’s surgery for fear of GA harms Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

San Jose-based 'invisible' hearing aid startup raises $52M
The company doubled its workforce last year to 216 and moved from Mountain View to San Jose. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

San Jose-based 'invisible' hearing aid startup raises $52M
The company doubled its workforce last year to 216 and moved from Mountain View to San Jose. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Eargo raises another $52 million for ‘ invisible ’ hearing aid
Hearing device developer Eargo said it has raised more than $52 million from existing investors and one new one. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said it will use the money for product innovation, to increase awareness of hearing loss and improve customer experience while expanding its domestic market. Existing investors who contributed to the Series D round included New Enterprise Associates, the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, Nan Fung Life Sciences, and Maveron. Future Fund, Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, invested in Eargo for the first time. The audio hardware company is developing hearing devices...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Funding Roundup MassDevice Earnings Roundup News Well Eargo Source Type: news

CVS to shut down its hearing aid centers nationwide
(NYSE:CVS) plans to close its hearing centers across the U.S. ahead of an anticipated FDA move to allow the sale of over-the-counter hearing aids. The drugstore chain began offering audiology services in a few stores in Ohio and Texas in 2015, expanding to 50 stores nationwide with the majority in California and Florida, according to its website. But it was no match for Costco, which has more than 676 hearing aid centers worldwide, including 509 in the U.S. CVS also cited the emergence of new technology that will enable self-serve hearing testing and care as a reason for the March 30 closure of standalone audiology centers...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Wall Street Beat Costco Wholesale Corp. CVS Health Source Type: news

Seven-year-old twins born totally deaf are now able to speak fluent ITALIAN
Zack and Dylan Pezzuto, from Bath, Somerset, were born without any hearing after doctors suspected an infection damaged their ear canals in the womb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news