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Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss

Photo: Young woman with headphones [27/10/2014] 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 suggest that objective hearing tests should be refined for this age group to replace screening questions.Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss - Read more

Sensory REHACARE: help with hearing and seeing

Experiencing life with all your senses – unfortunately, not everyone is able to do this. This is why there are different kinds of assistive devices, counseling and services that are meant to assist people with sensory disabilities. At REHACARE 2014, sensory disabilities are also once again a topic. Two theme parks offer many delights for the eyes and ears in Hall 5.Sensory REHACARE: help with hearing and seeing - Read more

Hearing loss among people with learning disabilities

Photo: Magnifying glass over a ear of a child [08/09/2014] At least forty per cent of UK people with learning disabilities are suffering from hearing loss, but new research shows they are unlikely to be diagnosed.Hearing loss among people with learning disabilities - Read more

Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people

Photo: Avatars and real person signing [01/09/2014] Animated online characters display content in sign language. This new method is supposed to make Internet content accessible for deaf people. In the long term, deaf people would be able to use the technique to communicate on online platforms via sign language. To realize the technique, users would only need readily available devices.Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people - Read more

Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0

Whether we want to know about the weather or health – today’s technology enables us to quickly get the desired information while we are on the go. The mobile helpers are called apps and depending on what we are looking for, provide us with different data. People with disabilities are also increasingly benefitting from these apps.Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0 - Read more

Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students

Photo: Man wearing signglasses [30/05/2014] Ordinarily, deaf students are left in the dark when they visit a planetarium. With the lights off, they can't see the ASL interpreter who narrates their tour of outer space. With the lights on, they can't see the constellations of stars projected overhead. That's why a group at Brigham Young University (BYU) launched the "Signglasses" project.Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students - Read more

Pattern of cognitive risks in some children with cochlear implants

Photo: Pupils in class [23/05/2014] Children with profound deafness who receive a cochlear implant had as much as five times the risk of having delays in areas of working memory, controlled attention, planning and conceptual learning as children with normal hearing, according to Indiana University (IU) research.Pattern of cognitive risks in some children with cochlear implants - Read more

Conference on Sign Language, Sustainable Development and Equal Opportunities

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[28/04/2014] Renowned scholars gather at the 29th and 30th April 2014 at Ghent University, Belgium, to examine the topics of Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities at an international conference.Conference on Sign Language, Sustainable Development and Equal Opportunities - Read more

Only One Fifth of People with Hearing Problems Wear a Hearing Aid

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Photo: Hearing aids [19/03/2014] A study by The University of Manchester looked at the habits of 160,000 people in the UK aged 40 to 69 years. It found 10.7 per cent of adults had significant hearing problems when listening to speech in the presence of background noise – but only 2.1 per cent used a hearing aid.Only One Fifth of People with Hearing Problems Wear a Hearing Aid - Read more

Sign Language: The Way to Inclusion for the Deaf

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is applicable law in Germany for five years now. Besides many other aspects of inclusion it explicitly gives them the right to use the German Sign Language. But this is often not so easy to realize in everyday life.Sign Language: The Way to Inclusion for the Deaf - Read more

New Chip: Cochlear Implants with no Exterior Hardware

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Photo: Child with magnifying glass [12/02/2014] Researchers at MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL), together with physicians from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), have developed a new, low-power signal-processing chip that could lead to a cochlear implant that requires no external hardware. The implant would be wirelessly recharged and would run for about eight hours on each charge.New Chip: Cochlear Implants with no Exterior Hardware - Read more

Towards a Better Understanding of Inherited Hearing Loss

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[23/10/2013] A team of researchers at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM) made an important discovery that could better explain some inherited forms of hearing loss in humans. The Montréal scientists identified a group of proteins crucial for shaping the cellular organ responsible for detecting sounds.Towards a Better Understanding of Inherited Hearing Loss - Read more

New Strategy Lets Cochlear Implant Users Hear Music

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Photo: Woman listening to music [14/10/2013] For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants – technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech – hearing music remains extremely challenging.New Strategy Lets Cochlear Implant Users Hear Music - Read more

Deaflympics: Audiology Specialists Check Levels of Hearing Loss

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Photo: Athletes [29/07/2013] A team of audiologists from the University of Southampton have been chosen to assess the levels of hearing loss of sportsmen and women competing at the Deaflympics for deaf and hard of hearing athletes, being held in Sofia, Bulgaria.Deaflympics: Audiology Specialists Check Levels of Hearing Loss - Read more

Increasing Hearing-Aid Use among Adults with Hearing Impairments

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Photo: Man using a hearing aid [17/07/2013] Nearly half of individuals who are prescribed hearing aids do not wear the devices. Now, a researcher has received a fellowship that will help her continue her work to increase hearing-aid use among adults with hearing impairments.Increasing Hearing-Aid Use among Adults with Hearing Impairments - Read more

Regaining Proper Hearing at Last

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Photo: Electro-acoustic transducer [03/04/2013] Around 17 million people in Germany suffer from impaired hearing. For many of them, their hearing is so damaged that a standard hearing aid is no longer enough. A new device will improve patients’ hearing and can be implanted during outpatient surgery.Regaining Proper Hearing at Last - Read more

Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Falls?

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Photo: Man with hearing aid [15/03/2013] University of Texas at Dallas researchers are recruiting patients for a new study aimed at determining a connection between hearing deficits and the likelihood of falls.Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Falls? - Read more

Better Hearing Aids Using Brain-Inspired Speech Enhance

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[13/03/2013] New research is aiming to produce hearing aids which can distinguish better between speech and background noise and benefit the lives of the six million people in the UK with hearing impairments.Better Hearing Aids Using Brain-Inspired Speech Enhance - Read more

Improving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss

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[11/03/2013] University of Miami psychologist and her collaborators demonstrate the impact sensitive parenting has on language growth for children who receive cochlear implantsImproving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss - Read more

New Implant Replaces Impaired Middle Ear

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Photo: Ear implant [20/02/2013] Functionally deaf patients can gain normal hearing with a new implant that replaces the middle ear. New Implant Replaces Impaired Middle Ear - Read more

Helping Deafblind People to Communicate

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Photo: TACTIC gloves; linked to [13/02/2013] A team of researchers has designed a new device to help deafblind people to communicate.Helping Deafblind People to Communicate - Read more

Gene Mutation Linked to Old Age Hearing Loss Identified

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[21/11/2012] University of South Florida researchers have identified a genetic biomarker for age-related hearing loss, a major breakthrough in understanding and preventing a condition of aging that affects 30 million Americans and greatly diminishes their quality of life.Gene Mutation Linked to Old Age Hearing Loss Identified - Read more

Software Improves Quality of Sound for Hearing Aid Users

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Photo: Old man with hearing problems; linked to [14/11/2012] A new software product developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could greatly improve sound perception for users of hearing aids. Software Improves Quality of Sound for Hearing Aid Users - Read more

Working Towards a Better Hearing Aid

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Photo: Work table and sound simulations [31/10/2012] Twenty per cent of hearing aid users in Norway use the equipment for only an hour each day. The reason is often poor fitting and inadequate support. Now all this could change.Working Towards a Better Hearing Aid - Read more

Horst Giesen considers the results of REHACARE 2012

Horst Giesen, Project Director REHACARE, considers the results and looks forward to REHACARE 2013.Horst Giesen considers the results of REHACARE 2012 - Read more

Pain-relieving Medicines Linked to Hearing Loss

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[24/09/2012] Headache? Back pain? At the first sign of pain, you might reach for a pain-relieving medicine to sooth your bodily woes. Analgesics are the most frequently used medications in the United States and are commonly used to treat a variety of medical conditions. But although popping a pill may make the pain go away, it may do some damage to your ears.Pain-relieving Medicines Linked to Hearing Loss - Read more

Hearing Impaired Ears Hear Differently in Noisy Environments

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[21/09/2012] The world continues to be a noisy place, and Purdue University researchers have found that all that background chatter causes the ears of those with hearing impairments to work differently.Hearing Impaired Ears Hear Differently in Noisy Environments - Read more

Hearing Loss: New Screening Test to Help People in China

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[02/07/2012] The University of Southampton has developed a new hearing screening test which could help the estimated 100 million people suffering from hearing loss in China.Hearing Loss: New Screening Test to Help People in China - Read more

Mothers with HIV: Risk of Hearing Loss for Children

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[27/06/2012] Children exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National Institutes of Health research network.Mothers with HIV: Risk of Hearing Loss for Children - Read more

Laser Technology Can Improve Hearing

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[23/04/2012] The Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) is developing innovative technologies for improved insertion techniques and exact fitting of cochlea implants in the inner ear, as well as better quality for residual hearing.Laser Technology Can Improve Hearing - Read more

Hearing Loss Linked to 3-Fold Risk of Falling

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[07/03/2012] Hearing loss has been linked with a variety of medical, social and cognitive ills, including dementia. However, a new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher suggests that hearing loss may also be a risk factor for another huge public health problem: falls.Hearing Loss Linked to 3-Fold Risk of Falling - Read more

Deaf Sign Language Users Pick Up Faster on Body Language

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[25/01/2012] Deaf people who use sign language are quicker at recognising and interpreting body language than hearing non-signers, according to new research from investigators at University of California - Davis.Deaf Sign Language Users Pick Up Faster on Body Language - Read more

New Software 'Hearing Dummies' Pave the Way for Tailor-Made Hearing Aids

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[20/06/2011] New software 'hearing dummies' are part of research that promises to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments. New Software 'Hearing Dummies' Pave the Way for Tailor-Made Hearing Aids - Read more

 
 

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