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

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 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news