'For God's sake, vaccinate your children': Measles survivor still feels the effects after 69 years
Brenda Shaw spent a month in hospital when she contracted measles as a four-year-old in 1950. The infection burst her eardrum, leaving her deaf in the right ear and causing complications that still trouble her today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Deaf woman claims she will become a MILLIONAIRE by teaching sign language from her home
Katie Redstar, 34, is set to teach sign language to huge corporate companies. The entrepreneur from Leeds has also signed a book deal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use
(NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers. The multi-ethnic study is the first to look across all genes to identify genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarettes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Edmonton's deaf arts festival makes some noise
A deaf actor and playwright based in Edmonton, Chris Dodd is passionate about the arts but often leaves the theatre feeling underwhelmed, disconnected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

First Eyeglasses Now Hearing Aids -- Cutting Out The Brick-And-Mortar Brings Costs Way Down
Consumers can now purchase hearing aids online and the savings can be huge. Will this be the key to enticing many more adults with hearing loss to try a hearing device? Audicus, the leader in the online hearing aid space hopes to change attitudes and open pocketbooks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Zeff Geber, Contributor Source Type: news

World Health Organisation wants to limit noise levels in NIGHTCLUBS to stop millennials going deaf
The Geneva-based organisation offers guidelines for such venues, but they're not widely implemented. As a result, some reach 110 decibels - the equivalent to a chainsaw. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millennials risk going DEAF because their headphones don't limit 'dangerously high' noise levels
The World Health Organisation, in Geneva, is urging manufacturers to ensure smartphones and other audio players cap volume limit - and restrict the amount of time people can listen to loud music. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?
Title: Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - February 13, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Quick DNA test that could save newborns from deafness
Hospitals in Manchester and Liverpool will carry out the NHS trial of the DNA test, which identifies babies at risk of losing their hearing if given the common antibiotic gentamicin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf moth evolves sound-production as a warning to outwit its predator
A genus of deaf moth has evolved to develop an extraordinary sound-producing structure in its wings to evade its primary predator the bat. The finding, made by researchers from the University of Bristol and Natural History Museum, is described in Scientific Reports today [Tuesday 5 February]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf
(University of California - Riverside) Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events. The workshop utilized a sound stage that allowed the CSDR students to 'feel' vibrations from rockets, stars, galaxies, supernovae, and even remnants of the Big Bang itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deaf moth evolves sound-production as a warning to outwit its predator
(University of Bristol) A genus of deaf moth has evolved to develop an extraordinary sound-producing structure in its wings to evade its primary predator the bat. The finding, made by researchers from the University of Bristol and Natural History Museum, is described in Scientific Reports today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Google unveils two new apps support communication for deaf and hard of hearing people
One app will help transcribe speech to text and the other will help amplify certain sounds and minimize others.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How Do You Get Rid of Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)?
Title: How Do You Get Rid of Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - February 4, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

40 Cases of Measles Confirmed Amid Concerns the Pacific Northwest Outbreak May Spread
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being exposed. The revelation prompted public health officials in Oregon’s Deschutes County and in Hawaii to issue alerts, although no cases were confirmed in either location. “It raises concerns that this can go on for a long time, become geographically larger than it is and more cases over weeks and months,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, public health director for Clark County, in southern Wa...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gillian Flaccus / AP Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hearing loss and cognitive decline: Study probes link
Data from an 8-year study of 10,000 men aged 62 or older reveals a link between hearing loss and a markedly greater risk of subjective cognitive decline. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Official Urge Vaccinations amid Northwest Measles Outbreak
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measl...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Official Urge Vaccinations amid Northwest Measles Outbreak
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Official Urge Vaccinations amid Northwest Measles Outbreak
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measl...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Lively launches telehealth hearing assessment, consultation alongside $16M funding round
Connected hearing aid owners  can now request a virtual consultation and receive a scheduling response within 24 to 48 hours. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New mutations causing inherited deaf-blindness have been discovered
(Sechenov University) A team of scientists from Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU) together with their colleagues from leading scientific centers of Moscow and India described a number of genetic mutations causing Usher syndrome (inherited deaf-blindness). They found previously unstudied unique mutations in investigated DNA regions. The results of the study were published in the Ophthalmic Genetics journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Grim footage captures a specialist pulling out a TOOTH COMB from a man's ear
The anonymous patient soon regretted using a comb to reach an itch in his ear. Audiologist Neel Raithatha, of Leicestershire, filmed removing the object with a pair of tweezers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Aid Users Often Don't See Doctors to Ensure Devices Help Hearing Aid Users Often Don't See Doctors to Ensure Devices Help
In 2020, a new U.S. law will allow people to buy hearing aids over-the-counter, but that may not improve access to hearing care, a new study suggests - because many older people who already wear hearing aids don't see doctors to ensure the devices are achieving optimal results.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hearing aid users often do not see doctors to ensure devices help
(Reuters Health) - In 2020, a new U.S. law will allow people to buy hearing aids over-the-counter, but that may not improve access to hearing care, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Edwards and Boston Sci End TAVR Patent Dispute
Edwards Lifesciences is resolving its longstanding dispute with Boston Scientific over transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patents. However, this time the Irvine, CA-based company is on the other side of the lawsuit coin and is poised to dole out a one-time payment of $180 million to Boston Scientific. Both companies said that no further royalty fees will be owed by any company. In addition, both companies said that all pending cases or appeals in courts and patent offices will be dismissed, and the parties will not litigate patent disputes related to current portfolios of transcatheter aortic valves, certain mit...
Source: MDDI - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Deep dive into tone deaf Gillette razor ad that stereotypes male masculinity finds it is directed by Kim Gehrig — who hates men
(Natural News) In an effort to commemorate its “The Best A Man Can Get” ad campaign from 30 years ago, the Gillette razor company could have hardly picked a more controversial way to do it. In ‘refreshing’ it’s three-decade-old message, the company hired Kim Gehrig to direct its opening ad, which is entitled, “We Believe.” ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JenaValve names Kilcoyne as CEO | Personnel Moves – January 15, 2019
JenaValve Technology said today that it named former ReVision Optics prez & CEO John Kilcoyne as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately, replacing Dr. Victoria Carr-Brendell, who has taken up an executive leadership position with Sonova Holding AG (SIX:SOON). Prior to his time at ReVision Optics, Kilcoyne served as prez & CEO at Micrus Endovascular where he led the company through an initial public offering in 2005 and an acquisition by Johnson & Johnson in 2010. He has also held positions at Solace Therapeutics and Endonetics, Irvine, Calif.-based JenaValve said. “I am plea...
Source: Mass Device - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured apyxmedical biogennix Cardiac Dimensions Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Coorstek Covidien DaVita Inc. Digirad Corp. Endologix ev3 Inc. Integra LifeSciences Intuitive Surgical InVivo Therapeutics Source Type: news

Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor
Title: Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the PoorCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - January 9, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- If you're poor, you'll likely have less success with your hearing aid, a new study finds. A survey of more than 1,100 Medicare recipients with hearing aids found that 27 percent of low-income users still had a lot of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Sonic Attacks' on U.S. Embassy Staff in Cuba May Have Been Crickets
Title: 'Sonic Attacks' on U.S. Embassy Staff in Cuba May Have Been CricketsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - January 8, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Hundreds more eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breaking through: How sign language classes became 'a miracle' for this Newfoundland mom
As sign language classes spread along Newfoundland's west coast, the lessons aren't just benefiting the deaf and hard of hearing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Hundreds more patients to be eligible for cochlear implants
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated guidance for the NHS in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hundreds more children and adults eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS
Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What should the Mann Foundation do next?
Brad Perriello, executive editor – Medical at WTWH Media (left), interviews Dr. Robert Greenberg of the Alfred Mann Foundation at DeviceTalks West in Costa Mesa, Calif. [Image by WTWH videographer Graham Smith]Dr. Robert Greenberg, the Mann Foundation’s new executive chairman, has ideas about where to take one of medtech’s top research and development outfits. He explained more at DeviceTalks West in December. The new executive chairman of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research sees the foundation continuing its mission of developing devices for unmet medical needs. The ...
Source: Mass Device - December 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Blog Clinical Trials Implants Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation News Well Orthopedics Prosthetics Research & Development Vision Advanced Bionics LLC Alfred E. Mann Foundation Axonics Modulation Technologies Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 12/22/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/22/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gayla Poling, director of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostics in Audiology at Mayo Clinic, discusses tinnitus and other age-related hearing loss?problems.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, shares how new treatment protocols for pancreatic cancer are improving outcomes.?And [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Reversing hearing loss by regrowing hairs
A revolutionary form of treatment for hearing loss may be on the horizon. A recent study investigates ways to regrow the ear's all-important sensory hairs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Emotional moment deaf teenager, 13, hears again after he is reunited with the hearing aid he lost
Ben Farrimond, 13, wears cochlear implants after meningitis left him deaf. The family, of Merseyside, searched for two days. His mother captured the revelation they had been found magical moment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Girl with cochlear implants gets classroom elf just like her
Just like Ann, Holly the elf wears two pink cochlear implant processors. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Former President Of Billionaire-Owned Hearing Aid Manufacturer Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison
The former president of billionaire-owned Starkey Hearing Technologies, Jerry Ruzicka, was sentenced to seven in prison inside a Minneapolis courthouse Wednesday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Unbelievable: U.S. agrees to give Mexico more than $10 billion but there are NO dollars for the border wall
(Natural News) Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the powers that be are completely tone deaf to the desires of most Americans or if they do things purposely to thumb their noses at us, and this is one of those occasions where it could go either way. As readers are likely aware, POTUS Donald Trump... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daughter signs for deaf dad at rock concert
Rocking out at a concert, Kari Carberry didn't miss a beat as she signed the lyrics of the songs for her deaf dad in Canada last week. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In the Loop: Doctor heeds the call for one Ed Sheeran fan
Kate Fossum and her mom had traveled far to hear Ed Sheeran in concert, only to realize they forgot the supplies for Kate's cochlear implants. A late-night call to Mayo turned their luck around.? Kate Fossum had been anticipating the concert for months. She, her mom and some friends had just driven nine hours from [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The road to hearing for baby Aida
For many parents, the first months of having a new baby are full of cuddles, kisses, some sleepless nights and joy. That's exactly what life was like for the Little family after baby Aida was born. But when she was one month old, her parents realized their happy, beautiful daughter was deaf. Experts at Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Wear earplugs for your Christmas parties to stop you from going DEAF
Action on Hearing Loss, a charity based in London, said that not wearing the protective plugs in noisy environments could cause permanent damage to your hearing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death of 7-Year-Old Girl in DHS Custody ‘Preventable,’ Says Pediatrics Group President
The head of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in Department of Homeland Security custody “preventable” and called for pediatricians to have oversight of detention centers that hold migrant children. Dr. Colleen Kraft says the Dec. 8 death of Jackeline Caal is part of a broader failure to meet children’s basic needs that has characterized the Department of Homeland Security’s interaction with young people detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. “We will not stop asking questions until we learn more about the circumstances of this girl&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

Nursing student says his deafness is no longer a barrier
A deaf man who is fulfilling his goal of joining the nurse workforce hopes his success story will inspire others with hearing impairments to embark on a career in the health service. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New York City to Host cutting-edge linguistic research in January
(Linguistic Society of America) Research presentations on topics as diverse as sounds systems, endangered languages, computer-mediated language, and modes of communication developed by deaf-blind communities are among the highlights of the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), to be held in New York, N.Y. from Jan. 3-6, 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Wants to Change the De Novo Pathway
Last week, FDA revealed plans to modernize the 510(k) clearance pathway, which was adopted in 1976 and now accounts for the majority of medical devices the agency reviews. This week, the agency has turned its attention to the de novo pathway for medical devices. The de novo pathway is used for the review of novel, low to moderate risk devices for which general controls, or general and special controls, provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness, but for which there is no existing predicate to use to determine substantial equivalence. According to FDA Commissioner Scott Go...
Source: MDDI - December 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Business Source Type: news

Alfred Mann Foundation chairman looks outward to extend founder ’ s legacy
When medtech pioneer Alfred Mann died in February 2016, he left behind a rich legacy of pure innovation and patient impact spanning the breadth of healthcare, from cardiology to hearing impairment, blindness and diabetes that will improve the lives of patients for decades to come. Extending and advancing that legacy is now the mission of Dr. Robert Greenberg, who took over as the foundation’s chairman in July. Speaking ahead of his appearance next week at MassDevice.com’s DeviceTalks West event in Costa Mesa, Greenberg told us that he’s looking to expand the foundation’s reach into the early-st...
Source: Mass Device - December 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Alfred Mann Foundation DeviceTalks West Source Type: news