Sonova buys AudioNova in $953m deal
(Reuters) — Swiss hearing aid maker Sonova Holding AG (SIX:SOON) is buying Dutch-based AudioNova for €830 million ($953 million), its largest acquisition, to expand a network of European stores where it will jettison rivals’ products in favor of its own. The cash deal to buy AudioNova from Curacao-based investment company HAL Holding N.V. will add 1,300 stores in 8 European countries. That more than doubles Sonova’s presence in Europe and boosts its worldwide store total to more than 3,300. AudioNova now sells more than 300,000 hearing aids a year from different providers. Sonova products &...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Hearing Sonova Holding AG William Demant Holding Source Type: news

NAD Board Meets in Philadelphia
The NAD Board of Directors met in Philadelphia last month. During the visit, NAD Board members were able to visit the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf and the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. The NAD Board members also had the opportunity to have dinner with the New Jersey Association of the Deaf and the Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf, respectively. The successful joint town hall meeting with NJAD and PSAD was held at PSD. Enjoy the photo slideshow!read more (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - May 4, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos, Ife Teaching Hospitals Record Surgical Feats
[Guardian] The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has successfully carried out its first Bone Bridge surgery as well as Cochlear Implant surgery on three patients without inputs from expatriate medics, the state Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris, disclosed yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Records First Successful Bone Bridge Surgery in West Africa
[Premium Times] The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in December 2015 carried out the first successful Bone Bridge Surgery in West Africa as well as successful Cochlear Implant surgeries on three deaf patients without the support of foreign doctors, the state government said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deaf Awareness Week
runs from 2 to 8 May 2016. During the week, organisations come together to raise awareness and promote social inclusion. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 4, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NYU researchers technology banishes ambient babble from cochlear implants
(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) It is hard to hear one person over the 'babble' of many talkers. For wearers of hearing aids and cochlear implants, the challenge is especially daunting. Eliminating babble has also been a challenge for manufacturers, since it so closely resembles the signal of the talker one is trying to hear. A doctoral student at NYU Tandon School of Engineering has devised an algorithmic solution that eliminates background babble and tunes in the voice of the target speaker. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

I Feel Your Pain: The Power of Witness in Group Support
People have a deeply innate desire to be seen. I'm not talking about Facebook selfie type visibility, I mean really be seen. To have people, or even that one person, be tuned-in to your joy, struggle or other experience. To simply be present without trying to fix you. When somebody bears witness to a piece of my story, we've established a connection and those shared moments become a part of me. I have received a valuable gift. To be witness to the story of another is also powerful. Even though deep down we want people to see who we are, we might be conflicted about that. It can feel vulnerable, uncomfortable or even un...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veditz Then and Now
This video was created by Jr. NAD members during the #JRNAD2015 National Conference in Orlando, Florida. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 28, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Hear no evil: Farmed fish found to be hard of hearing
Half of the world's farmed fish have hearing loss due to a deformity of the earbone, new research has found for the first time. Like humans, fish have ears which are essential for hearing and balance, so the findings are significant for the welfare of farmed fish as well as the survival of captive-bred fish released into the wild for conservation purposes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Make a difference overseas
Doctors wishing to make a difference overseas are invited to take part in this year’s BMA Humanitarian Fund, which is launched today. Applications are open today and are open to all current NHS employees aiming to take part in a humanitarian medical project between July 2016 and July 2017. The fund, which last year was increased to £30,000, provides financial support to doctors looking to take part in projects in the developing world. Operating for more than 10 years, recent projects have included a programme providing treatment to deaf children in Sri Lanka and operations to reverse cleft palates in Kenya. BMA...
Source: BMA News - April 28, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp
Title: Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds SharpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 28, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Hear no evil: Farmed fish found to be hard of hearing
(University of Melbourne) New research published today in the journal Scientific Reports has revealed for the first time that half of the world's farmed fish have hearing loss due to a deformity of the earbone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 -- A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss. "We know that hearing aids can keep older adults... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Educational Strategy Team Legislative Committee Report
Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content. Kim Bianco Majeri, NAD State Legislative Affairs Coordinator, gives a report on behalf of the NAD Education Strategy Team (NAD-EST) Legislative Committee. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 27, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

#NAD2016 Kids Camp
Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content. Are you going to #NAD2016 in Phoenix?  Bring your kids!  Register your kids for Kids Camp at phoenix.nad.org by May 31, 2016. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Ask Howard Anything / April 2016
NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum does a #AskHoward video while standing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court! The AHA Series is also available at www.nad.org/AHA. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 25, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Hearing aid use is associated with improved cognitive function in hearing-impaired elderly
Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing, new research indicates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

From ear infections to ear tubes: A tale of 2 tots (in texts)
Meet Henry and Atticus — two toddlers with much in common. Both little boys live near Boston with their parents and are happy, smiley babies … most of the time. But sometimes, they aren’t quite so joyful. Henry and Atticus have suffered chronic ear infections in infancy, and their conditions persisted to the point at which their pediatricians recommended ear tubes. Their mothers — Erin Jemiola (Henry) and Katie Monroe (Atticus) — share their text messages as they coped with their sons’ ear infections and made the decision to have ear tube surgery.   Help! I’m not su...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Parenting Dr. Carolyn Sax Dr. Eelam Adil ear infections ear tubes Source Type: news

Rock music and hearing loss - to quote Who singer Roger Daltrey: "We’re all going deaf. We’re all wearing hearing aids"
From the interview:How’s your hearing?My hearing’s dreadful. We’re all going deaf. We’re all wearing hearing aids. No it’s true. I suggest to everybody over the age of 50 that have been going to loud concerts for years and years and years, go and have your hearing tested. You’d be surprised what you’re missing. It’s unbelievable. Most people over the age of 60 are lip-reading. (Jokes) And it’s all our fault!How do you keep your voice in shape?If you don’t use it, you lose it, simple as that. And too many of our generation they think they’ve made it and they ...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: ENT Source Type: news

Hearing aid use is associated with improved cognitive function in hearing-impaired elderly
(Columbia University Medical Center) A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found that older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

1 in 8 U.S. Workers Has Some Hearing Loss: CDC
Title: 1 in 8 U.S. Workers Has Some Hearing Loss: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/21/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 22, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

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Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 22, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

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Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 22, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

1 in 8 U.S. Workers Has Some Hearing Loss: CDC
Survey finds highest rates of impairment in mining, construction and manufacturing industries Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Disorders and Deafness, Noise, Occupational Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Aid Prices Under Pressure From Consumer Electronics
Less expensive and widely available devices can assist with hearing, but the hearing aid industry contends these products differ greatly from theirs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW POLLACK Tags: Hearing Aids Ears and Hearing Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Food and Drug Administration Electronics Source Type: news

#NAD2016 Elections
We're looking for interested people to run for available board positions for the NAD!  Apply at phoenix.nad.org by June 3, 2016.  If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 20, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

‘Beyond Boundaries’ explores the intersection of art, humanities, and science
How do you teach color theory to visually impaired children? How do you communicate everyday ideas to children who may be deaf or blind? For Stephanie Valencia, a postgraduate associate at the Yale Child Study Center, these are the questions she grapples with on a daily basis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 18, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Streamlined deception: Journalist exposes EVERYTHING you read in the mainstream media has been planted or approved by the government
(NaturalNews) If you've ever really wondered why the mainstream media (in virtually all Western countries, not just the United States) is so tone deaf when it comes to how they slant their news coverage, wonder no more.Simply put, the game is rigged, so to speak, and there isn't... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RIT/NTID holds Student Research Fair April 15
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Nearly 30 deaf and hard-of-hearing student researchers will present their work on April 15 at the first-ever NTID Student Research Fair, hosted by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Our #NAD2016 NAD@Night MCs
We've got an exciting line up of emcees who are ready to take the stage this summer during #NAD2016 in Phoenix, Arizona! Register at phoenix.nad.org before May 31, 2016. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 13, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

April 2016 #NADhandwave
To inspire, encourage, and advocate for deaf and hard of hearing children -- these were the motivations that sparked Stacy Abrams’ #whyIsign campaign, and inspire she has!  The NAD recognizes Stacy Abrams for April’s #NADhandwave for this creative and unique campaign.  From her website www.whyisign.com to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the #whyIsign campaign has gone viral and inspired many members read more (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 12, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Going to a rock concert? Remember to take your earplugs
Attending a rock concert or festival with loud music can lead to hearing loss and tinnitus, but wearing earplugs during the event can reduce the risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

High school student invents a cheaper hearing aid
A summer with his grandfather was all it took for him to be inspired. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sock marks and suspected sickies
Research shows that many GPs find their workload unmanageable, with inappropriate referrals from other agencies and patients attending for trivial reasons. Caroline Winter-Jones reports 'Doctor, my six-year-old is peeing a lot. I’m giving him four times the recommended dose of a supplement I got on the internet — it has frequent peeing listed as a side-effect — do you think I should stop it?’ These few lines amount to one of the biggest challenges facing general practice today — what is a GP really for? This is just one example sent to us in response to a BMA News request to GPs. It is to th...
Source: BMA News - April 8, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Tied to Bigger Medical Bills for Late Middle-Aged
Title: Hearing Loss Tied to Bigger Medical Bills for Late Middle-AgedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 8, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Earplugs Help Prevent Hearing Loss Tied to Loud Concerts: Study
Title: Earplugs Help Prevent Hearing Loss Tied to Loud Concerts: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 8, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Tied to Bigger Medical Bills for Late Middle-Aged
Title: Hearing Loss Tied to Bigger Medical Bills for Late Middle-AgedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 8, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Earplugs Help Prevent Hearing Loss Tied to Loud Concerts: Study
Title: Earplugs Help Prevent Hearing Loss Tied to Loud Concerts: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - April 8, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Earplugs Help Prevent Hearing Loss Tied to Loud Concerts
Getting young people to try them at venues might help stem 'epidemic' of ear damage, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hearing Disorders and Deafness, Noise (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Tied to Bigger Medical Bills for Late Middle-Aged
Researchers say more study needed to learn how hearing aids, other interventions might save money Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Hearing Disorders and Deafness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA releases March 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD March 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 279 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 265 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 14 DEVICE: QuikRead go CRP, QuikRead go CRP Verification Set, QuikRead go CRP Control Set, and QuikRead go Instrument ORION DIAGNOSTICA OY 510(k) NO: K142993(Traditional) ATTN: ANJA KONTIO PHONE NO : 358 509665917 KIVIHARJUNTIE 11 4B SE DECISION MADE: 10-MAR-16 OULU FI 90220 510(k) STATEMENT DEVICE: Flight 60 Ventilator FLIGHT MEDICAL...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

How a Service Dog Saved My Life
Photo by Amanda Shannon When I first met Swanson early in 2014, I felt like an adolescent boy who finally summoned the courage to speak to his crush for the first time. My palms were sweaty. My stomach fluttered with nerves. I was giddy. Most of all, I wondered whether the beautiful blonde would like me. My worries about meeting Swanson didn't last long. Within seconds, the 18-month-old yellow lab sat down by my side and looked up with a gaze that instantly cemented our relationship. We couldn't take our eyes off each other. The devotion was immediate. She melted my heart and I fell in love. Swanson, my service dog, has ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nyle DiMarco and Language for Your Child
Winning “America’s Next Top Model” shot Nyle DiMarco to stardom, and this Deaf role model continues to win hearts across America with his moves on “Dancing with the Stars.” Many excellent articles have been written on his ascent, including a recent article by the (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 3, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

10 Hacks To Help You Hear Better
About one in three people between 65 and 74 experiences hearing loss and that number jumps to half of everyone over 75. And while we can argue until the cows come home why Medicare doesn't think this is enough of a problem to cover hearing aids, we have some hacks that at least will help you hear better:   1. Face the person who is speaking. Yes, there is a little lip reader in all of us. Getting visual cues will help your brain fill in the blanks. The UCSF Medical Center says that facing your partner will go a long way to improving how much of the conversation you are able to hear. Make sure that you a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Hacks To Help You Hear Better
About one in three people between 65 and 74 experiences hearing loss and that number jumps to half of everyone over 75. And while we can argue until the cows come home why Medicare doesn't think this is enough of a problem to cover hearing aids, we have some hacks that at least will help you hear better:   1. Face the person who is speaking. Yes, there is a little lip reader in all of us. Getting visual cues will help your brain fill in the blanks. The UCSF Medical Center says that facing your partner will go a long way to improving how much of the conversation you are able to hear. Make sure that you a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne Viruses, Zika and Pregnancy
This study suggests that the risk of microcephaly is especially high with a Zika infection during the first trimester of pregnancy. Teams of scientists from CDC are now in Brazil, where the connection was first identified, working with local health officials to conduct the first large-scale investigation into Zika and microcephaly. That research will take time. We now know that when a woman becomes infected with rubella, also known as German measles, during her first trimester of pregnancy, her baby has up to an 80 percent chance of being born with a wide range of birth defects -- including deafness, eye defects, heart de...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrient for Tinnitus Treatment
If you’re suffering from tinnitus, I’m pretty sure doctors and ENT specialists have told you something like: “I’m afraid you’re just going to have to live with it” or “It’s just age-related hearing loss.” What is tinnitus? Tinnitus, the constant ringing, thundering, whooshing or whistling in the ears, is aggravating and nerve-racking. It robs you of sleep. It shatters your focus and concentration. And it drowns out your hearing, because of all the background noise in your head. Tinnitus is not a disease, but rather a symptom of some other underlying health condition. Ma...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Celebrate 5 and 50 this month!
Join the celebration!  April 2016 marks NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum's 5th year working with the NAD and he turns 50 years old! If you are reading this from your mobile, view the video here. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - April 1, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news