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

Vertigo, Not an Easy Diagnosis
Title: Vertigo, Not an Easy DiagnosisCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/28/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:10 PM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - June 13, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Swimmer's Ear: The Facts
Title: Swimmer's Ear: The FactsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 3/21/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - June 13, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Ear: Anatomy of Hearing and Balance
Title: Ear: Anatomy of Hearing and BalanceCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/5/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - June 13, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Brain-interface tech startup Paradromics raises $7m in seed funding
Medtech startup Paradromics said today it raised $7 million in seed round funding to help support its brain-machine interface technology intended to allow patients with severe connectivity disorders to operate advanced prosthetic devices. The San Jose, Calif.-based company is developing brain-machine interface tech intended to allow patients with disorders including blindness, deafness and paralysis to connect to the world with advanced prosthetics. An initial focus of the system will be allowing patients who are unable to communicate fluently to be able to speak in real time with the aid of a computer. “We are devel...
Source: Mass Device - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological paradromics Source Type: news

The deaf patients 'left behind' by the NHS
A lack of face-to-face interpreters means deaf patients miss key information in medical appointments. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Cancer Genome Atlas: Charting the Course for Cancer Research
In the June issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green highlights the success of The Cancer Genome Atlas, as the program draws to an end. Other topics include the launch of theAll of Us Research Program, the retirement of National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Director Dr. James Battey to NHGRI Scientific Director Dr. Dan Kastner's selection as a finalist for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 7, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Children exposed to cigarettes are over twice as likely to be DEAF
Researchers from Kyoto University, Japan, found toddlers whose mothers smoked during their pregnancies and who were exposed to second-hand smoke as newborns are 2.4 times more at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Hearing Loss
Title: Health Tip: Recognizing Hearing LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - June 6, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Generation at risk of going deaf due to listening to music on phones
Music on phones are responsible for increasing deafness and hearing loss among the young, a top audiologist warned. Rosbin Syed said the music we pump into our ears is as loud as a jet taking off (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Eating May Protect Her Hearing
Title: Healthy Eating May Protect Her HearingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - May 29, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Cochlear pushes growth in China as competition intensifies
Company behind pioneering implant pushes iPhone-compatible hearing aid (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Danish hearing-aid giant ramps up growth in Bloomington
GN Hearing added hundreds of employees to its Twin Cities in recent years under the leadership of Kim Lody. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Danish hearing-aid giant ramps up growth in Bloomington
GN Hearing added hundreds of employees to its Twin Cities in recent years under the leadership of Kim Lody. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia,' study says
Young people should take better care of their hearing, new research warns, or they may expose themselves to a heightened risk of cognitive impairments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

App helps new and deaf parents know when and why their baby is crying
This study is unique because it brings the lab to the participant instead of the participant to the lab,” Anderson says. “It’s open to anyone willing to download the Chatterbaby app on their iPhone or Android devices, record five seconds of their baby’s cries, then upload it to the databa se.”This research was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Autism Center for Excellence, the Semel Institute at UCLA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Journalists: B-roll, sound bites, web elements, high-resolution still...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Eamonn Holmes’ dementia risk SHOCK: Presenter reveals hearing loss diagnosis
EAMONN Holmes has revealed he wears a hearing aid to treat his hearing loss. The ITV This Morning and Good Morning Britain presenter could be at risk of dementia, as the neurodegenerative condition has been linked to hearing loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

App helps hearing-impaired parents know when and why their baby is crying
This study is unique because it brings the lab to the participant instead of the participant to the lab,” Anderson says. “It’s open to anyone willing to download the Chatterbaby app on their iPhone or Android devices, record five seconds of their baby’s cries, then upload it to the databa se.”This research was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Autism Center for Excellence, the Semel Institute at UCLA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Journalists: B-roll, sound bites, web elements, high-resolution still...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More
The role of tort reform in patient care; grieving parents reach settlement with VA; medical malpractice boundary set in case involving deaf student; quadruple amputee argues to exceed state damages cap.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Med-El wins FDA nod for Rondo 2 cochlear implant audio processor
Cochlear implant maker Med-El USA said today it won FDA approval for its Rondo 2 cochlear implant audio processor with an expected launch of the device this fall. The Durham, N.C.-based ocmpany said the newly cleared Rondo 2 audio processor features wireless charging capabilities that allow the device to fully recharge in four hours after being placed onto a charging pad, and can provide 18 hours of battery life. The system is designed to be worn off the ear and can connect to cell phones, televisions, Bluetooth neckloops and hearing induction loops, Med-EL said, and can be discreetly hidden under hair. “Rondo 2...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Med-El USA Source Type: news

Morning Break: Infected Hearing Aid; Drug Pricing Compromise; Lettuce Risk Wilts
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Woman left deaf by a huge chunk of earwax finally gets it removed
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Stomach-churning footage from UK audiologist Neel Raithatha shows a woman who was left deaf by a huge chunk of ear wax finally having it removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over The ‘Yanny’ Vs. ‘Laurel’ Debate? Here’s Another Way to Trick Your Ears
The great Yanny vs. Laurel debate may have been settled (it’s actually “Laurel,” no matter what you heard), but there are plenty of other ways to trick your ears — and learn a little science in the process. Perhaps the most famous is the McGurk effect, a phenomenon named for Harry McGurk, half of the research duo who first wrote about the auditory illusion back in the 1970s. McGurk and his colleague John MacDonald recorded a voice articulating one consonant, then matched it with a video that showed a person articulating another consonant. Even though the audio file never changed, the researchers obs...
Source: TIME: Science - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime sound Source Type: news

Sivantos, Widex merge to form 3rd largest hearing aid maker
Hearing aid maker Sivantos, formerly Siemens (NYSE:SI) audiology biz now owned by PE firm EQT, announced plans this week to merge with Danish hearing aid maker Widex in a deal that could make the merged group the third largest player in the hearing aid market, according to a Reuters report. The merged company is expected to have combined revenues of approximately $1.9 billion (EU €1.6 billion), EQT said in a press release, and will allow for expanded investment into future technology and software for treating hearing loss. The newly merged group has not yet decided on a new name or announced which of the com...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat sivantos widex Source Type: news

What Do You Hear? Yanny Or Laurel?
BOSTON (CBS) – Remember this little gold and white dress?  Or was it blue and black?  Well, as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, someone’s at it again, this time messing with our hearing. A four-second audio clip has got everybody talking and everybody picking sides.  What do you hear?  Yanny?  Or Laurel? “Our brain loves to categorize things,” says Kevin Franck, PhD, Director of Audiology at Mass. Eye and Ear.  “It wants to make meaning out of mess,” he adds. Dr. Franck says the way we hear speech has a lot to do with our childhood. “When we’re babi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local CBS Boston Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV WBZ TV Source Type: news

An Audiologist Explains Why You Hear ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ — Or Both
An audiologist has an explanation for why everyone on the internet can’t stop asking: “Yanny” or “Laurel”? “This all comes down to the brain,” says Dr. Kevin Franck, director of audiology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. “The fact that brains go in one way and some brains go in the other means that we’re all just wired a bit differently based on our experiences.” The viral audio clip — which some listeners interpret as a deep male voice saying, “Yanny,” and others hear as a higher-pitched voiced saying, “Laurel” — popped up on Redd...
Source: TIME: Science - May 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime sound Source Type: news

Why new battery technology will lead to disruptive medtech innovations
What’s the next big disruption in battery technology? Three experts from Integer, a global leader in medical device outsourcing, weigh in. Martin Cholette, Robert Rubino and Chris Williams, Integer A cut-out view of a cylindrical leadless pacemaker battery. [Image courtesy of Integer] What new technologies in medtech are being enabled by advances in battery technology? Chris Williams: One new technology is the leadless cardiac pacing market. Integer has developed batteries in a cylindrical form that allows for implants through the femoral vein in a minimally invasive procedure. Applications for energy storage c...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Contract Manufacturing mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development integer Source Type: news

Sivantos and Widex in $8 billion merger to create No.3 in hearing aids
COPENHAGEN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Hearing aid makers Widex and Sivantos are merging to create an industry number three that can invest more in digital devices and step up the challenge to market leaders Sonova and William Demant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sivantos owner EQT forges $8 billion hearing aid deal
COPENHAGEN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Hearing aid makers Widex and Sivantos agreed to merge on Wednesday to form the world's third-largest supplier behind market leaders Sonova and William Demant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bristol mother on cutting teachers for deaf children
A Bristol mother explains what a teacher of the deaf service means to her and her family. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Soldier's New Ear Grown in Arm
Title: U.S. Soldier's New Ear Grown in ArmCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - May 10, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Many Parents Miss Speech Disorders in Young Kids
The poll of more than 1,100 audiologists and speech-language pathologists across the United States found that 69 percent said parents of young children are not aware of the early warning signs of  speech/language disorders. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microsoft wants to use AI to help people with disabilities
Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities such as autism, deafness or dyslexia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Synchronizing cochlear signals stimulates brain to 'hear' in stereo
(Acoustical Society of America) Using both ears to hear increases speech recognition and improves sound localization. Ruth Litovsky, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, wants to bring this advantage to people who use cochlear implants. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Litovsky will present data showing a new technique that synchronizes the cochlear signals that stimulate the brain in a way that is similar to people who can hear normally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can a hearing aid be high fashion?
Meet the prizewinning trio behind a head-turning project (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hearing Aid Use Linked to Beneficial Health Outcomes
MONDAY, April 30, 2018 -- Use of hearing aids (HAs) is associated with beneficial health outcomes, including reduced probability of emergency department visits and hospitalizations and reduced number of nights in the hospital, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2018 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 and vote for your favorite at the end. We'll announce the winners June 12, 2018, in a special ceremony at MD&M East. 1....
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital
Title: Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors Out of the HospitalCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 27, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors Out of the ER
Those who did use a hearing aid were less likely to have gone to an emergency room or spent time in the hospital within the past year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natus Medical Q1 results beat The Street despite swing to red ink
Shares in Natus Medical (Nasdaq: BABY) fell today after the newborn-focused medical device maker posted first quarter earnings that saw profits turn to losses, despite topping Wall Street expectations for sales and earnings per share. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company posted losses of approximately $3.2 million, or 10¢ per share, on sales of $128.6 million for the three months ended March 31, seeing a massive swing from profits on the bottom-line while sales grew 3.2% compared with the same period during the previous year. After adjusting for one-time items, earnings per share were 24¢, just in line ...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Natus Medical Inc. Source Type: news

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