Zimbabwe:Harare City Council Raids Vendors
[Zimbabwe Standard] Harare City Council and the national police yesterday launched raids against vendors in the central business district after pleas for the informal traders to leave the streets due to a cholera outbreak fell on deaf ears. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Care 5 Under 40: Tina Penman
The local VA's expert in audiology is also exploring the role of blockchain and social media in health care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sean Meyers Source Type: news

Gene therapy in mouse models of deafness and balance dysfunction - Wang L, Kempton JB, Brigande JV.
Therapeutic strategies to restore hearing and balance in mouse models of inner ear disease aim to rescue sensory function by gene replacement, augmentation, knock down or knock out. Modalities to achieve therapeutic effects have utilized virus-mediated tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Sensing and Response Issues Source Type: news

Medicare-Billed Cochlear Implants More Than Double in Past Decade Medicare-Billed Cochlear Implants More Than Double in Past Decade
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hear what it's like to have tinnitus: From a kettle boiling to TV static
EXCLUSIVE British audiologists have come up with a range of niggling noises, from screeching and roaring tones to the buzz of electrical sparks, to raise awareness of tinnitus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older adults fitted with cochlear implants exhibit poor brain function
(Frontiers) Older adults fitted with a cochlear implant to compensate for severe hearing loss have significantly poorer cognitive function than their normal-hearing counterparts. Hearing loss is a risk factor for cognitive decline, so this new finding suggests cochlear implants cannot fully compensate for this deterioration in brain function. Rehabilitation treatment should be tailored to the cognitive profile of cochlear implant patients, with further research determining the impact of cochlear implants on cognition and its decline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

#BoycottNike: Nike signs cop-hating, America-bashing Colin Kaepernick; customers express mass outrage
(Natural News) Once again, a large American corporation has done something to alienate what is arguably the majority of American consumers by being completely tone-deaf and out-of-touch with a huge swath of the country. A growing number of Americans are outraged by Nike’s decision to sign former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who initiated the disgraceful protests against... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochlear implant: Deaf one-year-old hears sound for the first time
The parents of Max Brett, who had a cochlear implant fitted, wanted to share the "incredible moment". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advanced Bionics wins FDA nod for MRI-safe HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant
Sonova Holding AG (SIX:SOON) subsidiary Advanced Bionics said yesterday that it won FDA approval for its HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant. The newly approved implant is cleared for use during magnetic resonance imaging examinations as it features a new magnet design which provides alignment with an external magnetic field in any direction. The magnet allows users to move freely around an MRI machine’s magnetic field without pain or discomfort, or the need for removal or head bandaging, Advanced Bionics said. “After many years of research and development, the new magnet technology in our cochlear implants wi...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Advanced Bionics LLC Sonova Holding AG Source Type: news

Google teams up with hearing aid maker, drug-delivery drones, and more digital health news briefs
Plus Garmin's new fitness tracker, a " virtual nurse " SDK, and $1.2 million for mental health app MyStrength. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Starkey's new Livio AI is part hearing aid, part fitness tracker, part wellness coach
As a health wearable that far predates the invention of the term, hearing aids have always been an interesting spot. Now Minnesota hearing aid company Starkey Hearing Technologies, which launched one of the first hearing aids to connect directly to an iPhone back in 2014, has launched Livio AI. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Alabama institute opens new $2M nursing clinic
The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind has opened its new Alabama Power Foundation Nursing Clinic. As we reported, the 5,000-square-foot facility includes three hospital bedrooms, a nursing station, waiting area and administrative space.  AIDB hopes the “mini hospital” will enhance health care services for its students. Dental, vision and audiology services will still be provided at the D owling Center, which is the Institute’s legacy health care building. The building will be financed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Staff Source Type: news

Can your child hear the teacher: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
You might have a check of your student?s vision on your back-to-school list, but what about his hearing? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,? Dr. Kelly Conroy, a Mayo Clinic audiologist, says children with an undiagnosed hearing issue can face both academic and social struggles. To listen, click the link below. Can your child [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Roseville's InnerScope Hearing to become retailer with acquisition
Roseville-based InnerScope Hearing Technologies Inc., a wholesaler of hearing devices, has signed a letter of intent to purchase Value Hearing Aid Center, the owner of two hearing aid retail stores in Solano County.   The two retail locations would be the first under InnerScope Hearing's management. InnerScope provides wholesale, generic-brand hearing technologies, such as personal sound amplifiers and hearing aids.  InnerScope CEO Matthew Moore declined to disclose the terms of the deal to buy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Bringing rap music to the deaf community
As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The man bringing rap music to the deaf community
As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GN Hearing inks deal with Google, launches Beltone Amaze
GN Hearing (CPH:GN) this week announced it inked a partnership with Google (NSDQ:GOOG) to enable its hearing aid devices to directly stream audio from Android devices, and said it launched its Beltone Amaze hearing solution. With the Google deal, users will be able to connect and monitor their hearing aids on Android devices as well as stream audio, without the need for an intermediate device. The service will initially be available on the company’s ReSound LiNX Quattro and Beltone Amaze devices. “According to the World Health Organization, around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. T...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat GN Store Nord google Source Type: news

That stinks! 1 American in 15 smells odors that aren't there
(NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) A new study finds that one in 15 Americans (or 6.5 percent) over the age of 40 experiences phantom odors. The study, published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, is the first in the US to use nationally representative data to examine the prevalence of and risk factors for phantom odor perception. The study could inform future research aiming to unlock the mysteries of phantom odors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Mick Ebeling And Not Impossible Labs Are Transforming Lives For The Better
Mick Ebeling and his team at Not Impossible Labs are revolutionizing healthcare by taking an unorthodox approach to solving problems - from 3D printed prosthetic limbs to helping the deaf hear better at concerts. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Afdhel Aziz, Contributor Source Type: news

KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training
Management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide agrees to sensitivity training after incident in which a deaf woman said she felt she was mocked at a KFC in Mississippi (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Envoy Medical ’s hearing implant wearers can get MRIs
Image by Gerd Altmann, courtesy of Pixabay. The FDA has given Envoy Medical’s landmark Esteem middle-ear implant clearance for MR-conditional labeling in both 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla (T) scanning environments. White Bear Lake, Minn.-based Envoy introduced the Esteem — the first fully implantable device to treat hearing loss in the U.S. — in 2010. Surgeons and audiologists who work closely with hearing implants are often asked about a device’s compatibility with MRI. It has been seen as a limitation of middle ear implants that all of them were contra-indicated for “high-resolution” 3.0 T scans,...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Implants Regulatory/Compliance Envoy Medical Corp. FDA Source Type: news

Deafness is a common side effect of heart surgery for infants
(Natural News) A study has found that deafness is a common side effect of heart surgery for infants, with a 20 times higher rate in comparison to that of the general population. The study was carried out by a team of researchers who looked at the prevalence of hearing loss after heart surgery in infants.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Examines Role of Various Factors in Hearing Aid Use
A new study examines the socioeconomic factors that determine whether a person with hearing loss owns or uses hearing aids, while recent legislation aims to make it easier for people to afford these types of devices. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

On deaf ears: anti-black police terror, multiracial protest and white loyalty to the state - Alves JA, Vargas JC.
In this essay, we explore the racialised dimensions of policing practices in Brazil. To do so, we look not at the police, their administrative organisation, and practices, but rather we examine the modes of sociality reflected in and produced by police vio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Amplifon to pay $615m for Spanish hearing aid retailer Gaes
Amplifon said on Tuesday it inked a deal to acquire Spanish hearing aid retailer Gaes in a deal worth $614.9 million (EU €528 million). Gaes, founded in 1949, is currently the leading hearing aid retailer in Spain and employs approximately 1,800 individuals, with 600 sales points globally. Amplifon touted the company as the largest privately-owned hearing care retailer worldwide. “This major acquisition represents a key milestone in the history of our company and perfectly fits Amplifon’s growth strategy, allowing us to consolidate our global leadership and enabling us to become market leader in Spain, as ...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Amplifon Source Type: news

FDA grants de novo clearance to Med-El for Bonebridge hearing implant system
Cochlear implant maker Med-El USA said yesterday it won FDA de novo clearance for its Bonebridge bone conducting hearing implant system, with plans to launch the device this year. The newly cleared system is indicated for individuals 12 years and older with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness, the Durham, N.C.-based company said. The Bonebridge system consists of two components, and implanted BCI 601 device and the company’s Samba audio processor which can be worn discretely beneath the hair, Med-El said. The implant is designed to be placed completely underneath the skin, w...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Med-El USA Source Type: news

Autogestion and competing hierarchies: deaf and other perspectives on diversity and the right to occupy space in the Mumbai surburban trains - Kusters A.
This article offers a detailed ethnographic account of how people appropriate available space in compartments for disabled people in the Mumbai suburban trains, make it their own and monitor it, in the context of a succession of recent spatial changes. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Risk of Cochlear Disorders Up With History of Migraine
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The risk of cochlear disorders, especially tinnitus, is increased among patients with a history of migraine, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery. Juen-Haur Hwang,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diseases Passed from Mom to Newborn Can Threaten Baby
Doctors say the transfer of an infection from a pregnant mother to a newborn can pose a serious threat to the baby, including deafness and a malformed brain. Three congenital infections — syphilis, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and HIV — are especially problematic in Texas, reports the July issue of Texas Medicine magazine. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grim footage shows a patient having 22 white hearing aid filters removed
Neel Raithatha, who runs a private clinic in Leicestershire, explained the patient was unaware they were lodged inside their ear canal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parental training and externalizing behaviors of children with severe hearing loss - Movallali G, Amiri M, Nesayan A, Assady Gandomani R.
Background: Externalizing behavior in deaf children causes many psychological problems for their parents. Aggression and rule breaking behaviors in children with severe hearing loss may cause psychological problems in parents and in managing childre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cost Keeps Many Americans From Getting Hearing Aids
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- A hearing aid can set you back as much as $7,000, and that's the main reason more Americans don't use one, a new study finds. The report also suggests that many people are too embarrassed to wear one. No matter the reason,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cost Keeps Many Americans From Getting Hearing Aids
Title: Cost Keeps Many Americans From Getting Hearing AidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - July 5, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Fireworks Are Hard on Your Hearing
WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 -- Your hearing can take a beating during Fourth of July fireworks. So don't forget hearing protection when you go to fireworks displays this holiday, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) says. Noise from fireworks can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail
New research suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy relieves the severity of tinnitus considerably, compared with other relaxation techniques. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

In the Loop: Major impact in hard-of-hearing student's success
Before Lisa Yem began her clinical rotation in Central Services at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, staff were preparing to make sure her experience was a positive one.? Stephani Wolfe stepped into a white jumpsuit, zipped up and slipped into the Central Services clean assembly area on Mayo Clinic's?Arizona campus. Rumor has it she looked a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Socioeconomic Factors Linked to Hearing Aid Access, Use
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- Socioeconomic factors may hinder individuals'ability to obtain and use hearing aids, according to a study published online May 21 in The Gerontologist. Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of Michigan in Ann... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

She's 89, deaf and suffering from dementia. Is the busy care system isolating her further?
An 83-year-old Edmonton man is calling for a review of seniors' care in Alberta, sharing his deaf wife's story to underline the need for more compassionate care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

New drug may restore hearing by 'turning on' genes that keep vital hair cells in the inner ear alive
A new drug treatment cures genetic deafness in mice, according to researchers at the National Institute on Deafness in the US. The study uses a molecular drug to fix a faulty gene (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Auditory Processing Disorder in Children
Title: Auditory Processing Disorder in ChildrenCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/12/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - June 29, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Novel drug therapy partially restores hearing in mice
NIH and Iowa researchers shed light on molecular mechanisms of inherited form of human deafness. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cochlear launches Nucleus app for Android devices
Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH) said today it launched a Google (NSDQ:GOOG) Android compatible version of its Nucleus smart application designed for use with its Nucleus 7 sound processor. With the update, users of the Nucleus 7 with Android devices can control their hearing through the linked application, and will gain access to a number of new features previously unavailable to them, the company said. Along with the release, Cochlear said it added the ForwardFocus feature to its Nucleus 7 devices, allowing wearers to hear better in “challenging listening environments.” “We are committed to giving peop...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat cochlear Source Type: news

Cost, coverage and more drive hearing aid inequality
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study reveals gaps in whether older Americans get help for hearing loss -- gaps that vary greatly with age, race, education and income. In all, just over a third of those who said they have hearing loss use a hearing aid to correct it. But those who are non-Hispanic white, college-educated or have higher incomes were about twice as likely as those of other races, education levels or income ranges to have hearing aids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Criticizing homosexuality is now a CRIME under Canada's totalitarian "hate" laws
(Natural News) In yet another stunning example of tone-deaf hypocrisy, the Leftists running “tolerant” “free expression” Canada have proven once again that they are the Nazis in training, not Right-leaning, liberty-minded citizens. Authoritarianism is all the rage among the Canadian Left if you happen to run afoul of the “correct way of thinking.” Just like... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These patients are forced to choose between deafness and death
The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple's New iOS 12 Includes a Hearing Aid App
Apple s iOS 12 operating system, due out in September, is designed to let AirPod wearers use their iPhones to hear voices more clearly in noisy environments. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Restoring hearing: Cochlear implants give two people their lives back
When you lose hearing, you lose clarity and connection. Cochlear implants are a treatment option that allows people to reconnect with the world. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genetic engineering researcher: Politicians are deaf to people's ethical concerns
(University of Copenhagen) New study from the University of Copenhagen reports that political discussions about genetically modified foods have ignored concerns among Danes that GM foods are 'unnatural'. This is very regrettable, according to Jesper Lassen, a researcher who has investigated public attitudes about genetic modification for the past 25 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news