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Reps Nunes and Thompson Reintroduce Hearing Aid Tax Credit With 36 Original Co-Sponsors – 1.5 hours ago

WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2015 - Representatives Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) today reintroduced the bipartisan Hearing Aid Tax Credit, (H.R.1882) which…

Grammy-Nominated Aloe Blacc Plays Concert for Starkey Hearing Foundation's Video Contest Winners – 1.1 days ago

Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Listen Carefully Contest Challenged Students to Create a PSA About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Which Affects 1 in 6 American teens.
Los Angeles, CA…

RIT/NTID Scouten Internship Awarded to Chicago Educator – 2.1 days ago

A teacher at Ogden International High School in Chicago has been selected as the 2015 Scouten Endowed Intern in English Literacy at Rochester Institute of Technology’s…

AAO-HNS Applauds Senate for Passage of SGR Repeal – 4.1 days ago

ALEXANDRIA, VA —The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) applauds the U.S. Senate for its passage of H.R. 2. By permanently repealing…

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship – 0.9 weeks ago

Thanks to a generous contribution from NBCUniversal, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to announce the creation of the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho…

HLAA Supports HR 1653, the Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act of 2015 – 1.2 weeks ago

April 8, 2015 - On March 27, Representative Debbie Dingell of Michigan introduced the Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act of 2015. Representative Dingell spoke of the need for…

Video-on-Demand Children's TV Programming Now Accessible for Thousands of Students with Visual or Hearing Disabilities – 1.4 weeks ago

The U.S. Department of Education announced the availability of free, video-on-demand children’s television programming for thousands of students who are blind, visually…

Brain Cells Can 'Wait' to Hear – 1.7 weeks ago

Cells in the brainstem that underlie sound localization, compare signals at the two ears and can pause while doing so. This was shown by researchers at the Laboratory for…

Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss Conference 2015 – 2 weeks ago

The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss will host their inaugural and hearing-accessible* conference. It promises to be an exciting event for adult musicians with…

Medicare SGR Bill Leaves Beneficiary Access Issue Behind – Tue, Apr 7th 2015

Permanent Repeal of Therapy Cap Excluded in New Legislation Addressing Flawed Provider Reimbursement Under Medicare: More than One Million Medicare Beneficiaries at…

EYF: Career Exploration Summer Camp – Sun, Apr 5th 2015

The Explore Your Future (EYF) program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y., offers deaf and hard-of-hearing…

Cochlear Implantation Associated with Improved Speech Perception, Cognitive Function in Older Adults – Fri, Apr 3rd 2015

Cochlear implantation was associated with improved speech perception and cognitive function in adults 65 years or older with profound hearing loss, according to a report…

Starkey Hearing Technologies' Brandon Sawalich Named 40 Under 40 Honoree – Thu, Apr 2nd 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2015 a?? Brandon Sawalich, senior vice president at Starkey Hearing Technologies, was named one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business…

Scientists Map Memorable Tunes in the Rat Brain – Wed, Apr 1st 2015

NIH-funded study helps understand how brain remembers everyday sensations.
Lights, sound, action: we are constantly learning how to incorporate outside sensations into our…

New Study Points to Better Classrooms for Children with Disabilities – Mon, Mar 30th 2015

Findings from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute reveal the types of inclusive settings that may be best serving preschoolers with disabilities.
A pilot study…

Department of the Navy, USO Seek Employers for Wounded Warrior, Veteran Career Fair – Sat, Mar 28th 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of the Navy and the USO have joined forces to connect business and industry leaders with Wounded Warriors and veterans who are qualified,...

Owls and Lizards Lend their Ears for Human Hearing Research: York U Scientist – Thu, Mar 26th 2015

For their study, Christopher Bergevin and his co-researchers selected barn owls and green anoles from the many varieties of species which produce OAEs.
TORONTO, March 2, 2015…

More Evidence that Musical Training Protects the Brain – Tue, Mar 24th 2015

Toronto, CANADA - Scientists have found some of the strongest evidence yet that musical training in younger years can prevent the decay in speech listening skills in later…

Research Funding Boost Sets the Stage for Live Music Venues to Become Hearing Friendly – Sun, Mar 22nd 2015

In support of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ‘Make Listening Safe’ Campaign, aimed at drawing attention to the growing risk of hearing loss posed by…

ASHA Applauds Proposed Legislation to Increase Medicare Beneficiaries' Access to Audiology Services – Fri, Mar 20th 2015

Medicare Audiology Services Enhancement Act of 2015 Introduced by Representative Bilirakis.
Rockville, MD – February 27, 2015 - The American Speech-Language-Hearing…