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Best Supporting Actors in your Ears? Research Points to Potential Way to Restore Hearing – 10.3 hours ago

Harnessing regenerative power of early supporting cells could lead to new strategies to combat many causes of deafness, animal research shows.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — There’s a…

When Hearing Aid Users Listen to Music, Less is More, says CU-Boulder Study – 2.4 days ago

The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new…

Screening Questions Fail to Identify Teens at Risk for Hearing Loss – 4.4 days ago

Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The results…

So, You Think You Can Clap to the Beat? – 0.9 weeks ago

Why beat deaf individuals are unable to keep a beat or tap along with music.
Bobbing your head, tapping your heel, or clapping along with the music is a natural response for…

UB Researcher Is Developing An Online Singing Test That Evaluates Accuracy Of Pitch – 1.2 weeks ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Most people rarely sing publically outside of a duty-bound rendition of “Happy Birthday.” And since that particular song is usually offered…

COS and NTID Receive Nearly $400,000 to Produce Supplemental Online Learning Tools – 1.5 weeks ago

Visual aids will be created to help deaf and hard-of-hearing students learn statistics.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $399,986, three-year grant to RIT’s…

Oticon Introduces New ConnectLine App for Androida?? Devices – 1.6 weeks ago

SOMERSET, NJ  December 9 – Oticon, Inc. has introduced a new app that will enable people who use Oticon wireless hearing instruments to connect to smartphones, tablets…

Sight & Hearing Association Releases Annual Noisy Toys Study – 1.8 weeks ago

November 26, 2014 - Saint Paul, MN -  18 out of 20 toys tested are louder than 85 dB, the level set by the National Institute of Occupational Health and…

RIT/NTID Receives Grant to Study Effects of Negative Stereotypes on Deaf Students – 2.1 weeks ago

UR will collaborate to determine if stereotype awareness hinders performance.
If members of a social group are aware that people have negative opinions about their ability to…

Children Understand Familiar Voices Better than those of Strangers – Sat, Dec 6th 2014

Familiar voices can improve spoken language processing among school-age children, according to a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development….

Scientists Restore Hearing in Noise-Deafened Mice, Pointing Way to New Therapies – Thu, Dec 4th 2014

U-M-led team shows key role of protein called NT3 in ear-to-brain communication, and as a target for future treatments.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Scientists have restored…

Ida Institute Sponsors Logo Design Contest for International Ear Care Day – Wed, Dec 3rd 2014

Call for entries opens December 1 at idainstitute.org.
Naerum, DK  December 1 — The Ida Institute, with technical support from the World Health Organization (WHO), is…

Lessons in Laughter: The Life and Times of Bernard Bragg – Tue, Dec 2nd 2014

The world was his stage for deaf performer, playwright and director Bernard Bragg.
He dazzled audiences as the co-founder of the world renowned National Theater of the Deaf,...

The Rights of Public School Students to Effective Communication – Sun, Nov 30th 2014

November 12, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division together with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and Office of…

New Website Invites Young Australians to Check their Hearing Habits – Fri, Nov 28th 2014

Melbourne - Today in an Australian first, young Australians now can now use an online noise risk calculator to discover if they are at risk of developing hearing loss…

Family Needs Assessment Highlights Challenges for Families – Tue, Nov 25th 2014

The AG Bell Family Needs Assessment study sheds new light on the perceptions of families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing about the quality and availability of…

HLAA Signs Historic Agreement on Movie Captioning – Sun, Nov 23rd 2014

In an historic first, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) along with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), the…

Study from the University of Melbourne Shows: Children With a History of Middle Ear Diseases Should be Tested for Spatial Listen – Sat, Nov 22nd 2014

Staefa, Switzerland /Melbourne, Australia – November 18, 2014 – In a study published this month, children with a history of middle ear disease in early childhood were found to…

ASHA Engages With World Health Organization on Hearing Protection Effort – Fri, Nov 21st 2014

ASHA’s Listen To Your Buds Campaign To Be Cited As Effective Tool. WHO Initiative Will Seek To “Make Listening Safe” During Leisure Activities.
Rockville, MD – November 3,...

Starkey Hearing Technologies named 2014 Tekne Award Winner – Thu, Nov 20th 2014

Halo Hearing Aid Wins Healthcare Category. 
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 2014 - The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Starkey Hearing Technologies’...