FDA Issues Final Rule for OTC Hearing Aid Sales
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The FDA on Tuesday released its final rule for marketing of over-the-counter hearing aids, with the Xavier Becerra, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, calling it an "outstanding day" for... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Upends The Hearing Aid Market By Permitting Sales Of Non-Prescription Devices
After years of internal debate, the FDA has approved the sale of over-the-counter hearing aids. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Senior Contributor Tags: Personal Finance /personal-finance Money /money Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare investing personalfinance Source Type: news

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Will Soon Be Available in the U.S.
WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall, under a long-awaited rule finalized Tuesday. The Food and Drug Administration said the new regulation cuts red tape by creating a new class of hearing aids that don’t require a medical exam, a prescription and other specialty evaluations. Instead the devices will be sold online or over-the-counter at pharmacies and other retail stores. The devices are intended for adults with mild to moderate hearing problems. The FDA estimates that nearly 30 million adults could potentially benefit from hearing aid use, ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone/AP Tags: Uncategorized Biden Administration healthscienceclimate Public Health wire Source Type: news

Perception of gender violence of Deaf Mexican women - Estrada Aranda B, Romero Contreras S, Delgado Álvarez C, Kaufmann NT, Estrada Aranda B, Romero Contreras S, Delgado Álvarez C, Kaufmann NT.
Little information is known about Deaf Women's experiences of gender violence in Mexico. This qualitative study explores perceptions of gender violence among this population group and offers a general description of factors that intervene in gender violenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Can your child hear the teacher?
Checking your child's hearing should be on your back-to-school list. Dr. Kelly Conroy, a Mayo Clinic audiologist, says children with an undiagnosed hearing issue can face both academic and social struggles. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/fyq4YhJ4YsE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:00) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. You know your child can see the video board, but what if he can ’t hear the… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 8, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Alarm technologies to wake sleeping people who are deaf or hard of hearing - Smedberg E, Ronchi E, Hutchison V.
Traditional fire alarms emit a high-frequency sound to alert the occupants of an imminent threat, which may be less appropriate for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. To address this issue, the scientific literature concerning alternative alarm techno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Love Island: 'I'm very proud of Tasha'
Love Island contestant, Tasha Ghouri, was born deaf and relies on a cochlear implant to hear. Her dad speaks to the BBC about the challenges she faces. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Love Island final: 'I'm very proud of Tasha'
Love Island contestant, Tasha Ghouri was born deaf. Her dad explains the challenges she faces. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Star Samantha Baines on learning to love her deafness and wanting 'designer' hearing aids
HEARING LOSS and deafness affects around one in six of the adult population in the UK, with over 6.7 million who could benefit from hearing aids but only two million who actually use them. One who does is award-winning comedian, actress and broadcaster Samantha Baines, who has used her experience to author two children's books with deaf protagonists, with a third book, this time with an adult target audience, in the pipeline. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Screening Ups Awareness of Hearing Loss, Hearing Aid Use
FRIDAY, July 22, 2022 -- Having a recent hearing test is associated with a lower risk for underreporting hearing loss and greater likelihood of hearing aid use, according to a research letter published online July 14 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Deaf actor Troy Kotsur talks about the importance of sign language. For more Life Itself talks and related articles visit CNN's collection here. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I had nothing. It's just life experience that helped me through that situation': Australian audiologists' perspectives on audiological clinical practice for traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation - Šarkić B, Douglas JM, Simpson A.
OBJECTIVE: Australian Audiologists' perspectives on standard non-specialized clinical practice in the context of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) were examined, including the perceived barriers to optimal service provision. DESIGN: A qualitative resear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Protect Your Hearing from Fireworks This Fourth of July
The American Academy of Audiology is warning Americans to protect their hearing this Fourth of July. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swimmer's Ear (External Otitis)
Title: Swimmer ' s Ear (External Otitis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - June 29, 2022 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Kamala Harris slammed for 'tone deaf' photo during Roe v. Wade protests
Vice President Kamala Harris is facing backlash after posting a “tone deaf” photo of her vowing to fight for abortion rights — as she watched coverage of the nationwide Roe v. Wad… #kamalaharris #roevwade (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news