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Boston Sci Sees Strong Data From Parkinson & #039;s Treatment Study
This study meets a new level of rigor in evaluating the effectiveness of a DBS system," Jerrold Vitek, MD, Phd, McKnight professor and chair, Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota Medical School and coordinating principal investigator for the INTREPID study, said in a release. "The double-blind design gives us confidence that the improvements in patients on time with good symptom control, as evaluated by the diary data, are an objective measure of the outcomes and suggests patients will benefit from the Vercise System." Boston Scientific received FDA approval for Vercise late last year. The device...
Source: MDDI - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Boston Scientific touts 1-year data on Vercise DBS in Parkinson ’ s
This study meets a new level of rigor in evaluating the effectiveness of a DBS system,” coordinating principal investigator Dr. Jerrold Vitek, of the University of Minnesota Medical School, said in prepared remarks. “The double-blind design gives us confidence that the improvements in patients on time with good symptom control, as evaluated by the diary data, are an objective measure of the outcomes and suggests patients will benefit from the Vercise System.” Vercise won CE Mark approval in the European Union to treat essential tremor in 2014. FDA approval to treat Parkinson’s followed las...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Boston Scientific Parkinson's disease Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cope With Hearing Difficulties at Work
Title: Health Tip: Cope With Hearing Difficulties at WorkCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 23, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Drinking May Worsen Hearing Loss at Loud Concerts
Title: Drinking May Worsen Hearing Loss at Loud ConcertsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 20, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

South Africa:Slice of Life - 'I Shared My Abortion Experience On Facebook and It Went Viral'
[Bhekisisa] I remember looking at the white ceiling while lying down on the hospital-like bed. My legs were wide open. The two women working on me were talking about their boyfriends. The unbearable pain prompted me to scream, but my cries fell on deaf ears. Instead, my yells were met with emotionless expressions. Cold faces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Swimmer's Ear (Symptoms, Pain Remedies, Treatment, Prevention)
Title: Swimmer's Ear (Symptoms, Pain Remedies, Treatment, Prevention)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 9, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Startup aims for FDA clearance on medical device to improve communication in surgery
ClearMask has worked closely with the deaf community — two of its five team members are also deaf — and consulted with physicians to develop the most effective and comfortable mask possible. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Might Leave You Accident-Prone
Title: Hearing Loss Might Leave You Accident-ProneCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 23, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Deaf access to NHS progress 'too slow', charity warns
People in Wales who are deaf or have hearing loss are not getting accessible information from their GP. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reply to letter regarding "The effect of hearing aids and cochlear implants on balance during gait" - Weaver TS, Shayman CS, Hullar TE.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Response to Weaver TS, Shayman CS, Huller TE. The effect of hearing aids and cochlear implants on balance during gait. Otol neurotol 2017;38: 1327-1332 - Hallemans A, Herssens N, Mertens G, Van de Heyning P, Van Rompaey V.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

This Morning viewers gush over 'adorable' deaf boy posing for camera
Benjamin Wayne, three, was on the show with his mother Joanna, from  Carshalton, Surrey, who told how her little boy does not qualify for cochlear implants on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking Harms
Title: Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking HarmsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 15, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Meet Wales' first profoundly deaf midwife
At 14 Sian Preddy was told she was profoundly deaf but she has not let it get in the way of her job. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new triage support tool in case of explosion - Yavari-Sartakhti O, Briche F, Jost D, Michaud N, Bignand M, Tourtier JP.
Deafness frequently observed in explosion victims, currently following terrorist attack, is a barrier to communication between victims and first responders. This may result in a delay in the initial triage and evacuation. In such situations, Paris Fire Bri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Former Starkey president found guilty in multimillion-dollar embezzlement case
[Image courtesy of www.ccPixs.com, per Creative Commons 2.0 license]A federal court jury in Minnesota today found Jerry Ruzicka, former president of hearing aid company Starkey Laboratories, guilty of eight of 25 counts involving more than $15 million worth of embezzlement, according to media reports. W. Jeff Taylor, who previously president of Starkey parts supplier Sonion U.S., was also found guilty. The jury acquitted two other defendants in the case:  Larry Hagen, an associate of Ruzicka and Taylor, and Larry Miller, Starkey’s former head of human resources. “Maybe this will go the way it&rsq...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News News Well starkey Source Type: news

Audiologist films toe-curling 'world's largest' EARWAX REMOVAL
Neel Raithatha, from Leicester, spent 10 minutes trying to chisel a huge block of earwax from a patient's ear. He had to use an ear hook to scrap at the gooey substance and drag it out in chunks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New drug 'could save the hearing of millions'
Researchers reveal how a compound known as kenpaullone prevented drug- and noise-induced hearing loss in rodent models by blocking an enzyme called CDK2. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Thoughts about suicide and self-harm in patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis - Aazh H, Moore BCJ.
BACKGROUND: There are conflicting reports with regard to the relationship between suicidal ideations and tinnitus and hyperacusis. Audiology departments play a major role in offering therapy and support for patients experiencing tinnitus and hyperacusis. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

'I need a reverse hearing aid': MRI ruined mother-of-three's hearing
Kathy McCain of Texas must wear heavy duty ear muffs so that every day sounds like vacuums or chirping birds are not unbearably loud since an MRI machine irreparably damaged her hearing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochlear donates $10m to Johns Hopkins for new hearing loss center, research
Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH) said today it donated $10 million to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to found the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, which it touted as the first academic institute looking to address hearing loss as a global health priority. The new center is slated to be led by Dr. Frank Lin, and aims to conduct research to determine the effects of hearing loss on public health on a global scale. The center will also develop and test interventions looking to reduce the effects of hearing loss and create policies and strategies to improve hearing loss interventions, Cochlear said. &l...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Cochlear Ltd. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five ways to make ringing stop after a concert
Listening to loud music at a concert can cause ringing in the ears, which is known as tinnitus. Learn how to stop the ringing and prevent it in the future. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Off-label Cochlear Implantation Common Off-label Cochlear Implantation Common
Cochlear implantation is commonly performed for indications beyond those included in device labeling, according to a survey of American Neurotology Society (ANS) members.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

What Can Medtech Do About Gun Control?
Taking a stand on a heated social issue such as gun reform is risky business for CEOs who have shareholders to answer to. But good companies have a purpose that extends beyond the boardroom, according to former Medtronic CEO Bill George, and that includes making sure their employees' children have a safe learning environment. Don't miss the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Cleveland, March 7-8, 2018.   "I think CEOs can do a lot more locally in organizing coalitions among mayors, governors, state legislatures, and coalitions of business people and school boards to make somet...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Poor hearing could lead to poor memory
New research — by scientists in Italy — suggests that a form of age-related hearing loss significantly raises the risk of mild cognitive impairment among seniors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Deaf singer on 'America's Got Talent' feels the music
Mandy Harvey takes people on a journey when she sings. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds scanner noise from 3T MRI can affect hearing
Even with ear protection, increased acoustic noise from a 3-tesla MRI scan...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Room for improvement in making MRI scans less noisy 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing MRI scans of 'brain age' could predict poor health MRI may hurt patients with cochlear implants GE launches Silent Scan for MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Alcohol and drug use among deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals: a secondary analysis of NHANES 2013-2014 - Anderson ML, Chang BH, Kini N.
BACKGROUND: Within the field of behavioral health research, one of the most understudied populations is the U.S. Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) population - a diverse group of individuals with hearing loss that have varied language and communication prefe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online
Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: J. D. BIERSDORFER Tags: Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Ears and Hearing Computers and the Internet Tablet Computers Deafness Source Type: news

Recognizing and reacting to risk signs for patient suicide - Zitelli L, Palmer CV.
Evidence-based suggestions for developing an effective clinician-client relationship built upon trust and honesty will be shared, as well as a review of relevant scope of practice issues for audiologists. Audiologists need to be prepared if a patient threa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Room for improvement in making MRI scans less noisy
In the effort to reduce noise in MRI scans, a variety of new technologies have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing MRI scans of 'brain age' could predict poor health MRI may hurt patients with cochlear implants GE launches Silent Scan for MRI These go to 11: MRI suites and acoustics (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Supporting mental health for all
A report from the London Assembly finds that the prevalence of mental ill health is significantly higher in LGBT+ communities and for disabled people, deaf people and offenders. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Visor Cards Help People Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communicate with Law Enforcement
The Department of Health ServicesOffice for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing today introduced thecommunication visor card (PDF) , a tool to help drivers who are deaf and hard of hearing communicate with law enforcement. Originally created by theWisconsin Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the updated card seeks to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 30, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Hearing aid maker GN develops device to help soldiers in the din of war
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Hearing aid maker GN Store Nord aims to capitalize on the $600 million market for hearing protection in combat zones with a new device to help soldiers communicate on the battlefield and protect their hearing at the same time. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Effects of bilateral hearing aid use on balance in experienced adult hearing aid users - McDaniel DM, Motts SD, Neeley RA.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the balance of experienced adult hearing aid users with and without their hearing aids via computerized posturography. METHOD: Computerized posturography was accomplished by employing the Sensory O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Inner Ear Infection (Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, Home Remedies)
Title: Inner Ear Infection (Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, Home Remedies)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - January 26, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Deaf children learn words faster than hearing children
(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) Each year many deaf children get a cochlear implant to connect to the world of sounds. So far, it was not clear which processes take place in these children when they start to learn language -- and why they differ in the level of language they achieve. Now, the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences found that deaf children with a cochlear implant learn words even faster than those with normal hearing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could this new jab mean the end of hearing aids?
For more than half a century, hearing aids have been the only effective treatment for the millions of Britons struggling with deafness.But that might not be the case for much longer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence, brain MRI aid kids with hearing loss
U.S. and Chinese researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing SIIM: AI poised to enhance all aspects of radiology fMRI helps predict kids' language skills MRI may hurt patients with cochlear implants (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brain imaging predicts language learning in deaf children
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) MRI brain scans can predict language improvement after a cochlear implant, laying the foundation for creation of brain specific therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Billionaire-owned Hearing Aid Manufacturer's Former Executives On Trial For Embezzlement, Fraud
Two former executives from America ’s largest hearing aid manufacturer, Starkey Hearing Technologies, are set to go on trial this week in Minneapolis on charges of fraud and embezzlement. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Billionaire-owned Hearing Aid Manufacturer's Former Executives On Trial For Embezzlement, Fraud
Two former executives from America ’s largest hearing aid manufacturer, Starkey Hearing Technologies, are set to go on trial this week in Minneapolis on charges of fraud and embezzlement. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Cochlear implant surgery and the risk of falls in an adult population - Louza J, Klappert CL, Ledderose G, G ürkov R, Krause E.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of cochlear implant surgery on the balance and risk of falls in an adult patient population using a mobile posturograph. DESIGN: Prospective clinical pilot study. SETTING: Cochlear implant center at a tertiary ref... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

"He felt it": Deaf boy hears live music for first time at NBA game
"It's just really great to see something that normally everybody else gets to experience with their kids. You know, hearing 'mom' and all that stuff. We didn't get that" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labyrinthitis (Inner Ear Inflammation) Symptoms, Causes, Contagious, Treatment Cure
Title: Labyrinthitis (Inner Ear Inflammation) Symptoms, Causes, Contagious, Treatment CureCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - January 11, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

CRISPR corrects deafness in mice
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kelly, P. N. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Technique treats hereditary deafness in mice
Researchers developed a genome editing strategy to treat hearing loss in a mouse model of hereditary deafness. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why listening to music could make you deaf
William Shapiro from New York University Langone warns people are ignoring advice. Loud music stresses the hairs in the cochlear and shears them, causing permanent damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Violence and disability: experiences and perceptions of victimization among deaf people - Admire A, Ramirez B.
Research on the unique experiences of deaf people is rare, and limited information exists regarding the nature and extent of violence against this population. Existing scholarship highlights the increased vulnerabilities of deaf individuals; however, there... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

New Hope for 'Ringing' in the Ears
Title: New Hope for 'Ringing' in the EarsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - January 4, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news