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Local Hearing Instrument Expert is Invited to Attend New Product Introduction in Coppenhagen, Denmark.
New Hampshire Union Leader May 8, 2006
Technology Meets Fashion
New Hampshire Union Leader
How to Buy a Hearing Aid
New Hampshire Sunday News Sunday, June 17, 2007.By David P. Dachowski, B.S., H.I.S.
"Hearing is Not My Problem, Understanding Is"
New Hampshire Union Leader
Viruses and blood flow issues can, in rare cases, trigger sudden and profound hearing loss. Now, South Korean research supports the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatments to restore hearing in these patients. A review of the collected evidence suggests that -- added to standard drug therapy -- hyperbaric oxygen treatment "is the most beneficial treatment option" for what doctors call
Do your ears ring after a loud concert? Nerves that sense touch in your face and neck may be behind the racket in your brain, University of Michigan researchers say. Touch-sensing nerve cells step up their activity in the brain after hearing cells are damaged, a study by U-M Kresge Hearing Research Institute scientists shows. Hyperactivity of these touch-sensing neurons
GN Hearing and Google have today announced a new technology partnership that will make GN Hearing the first manufacturer to enable a full spectrum of direct audio streaming from Android devices to hearing aids. “According to the World Health Organization, around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. This number is expected to increase to 900 million people by
Hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition impacting people in the United States today. One in every three people 65 years of age and one in every two 75 years of age and over has hearing loss. This is important because there are surprising health risks directly connected to hearing loss. Research from Johns Hopkins Medicine found walking problems, falls
More than half of former construction workers have experienced hearing loss, and certain factors can exacerbate the condition, according to a recent study by the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR). Researchers looked at Building Trades Medical Screening Program data from more than 19,000 workers previously employed at Department of Energy nuclear power sites. The team used hearing
Compared to full-term children, there is an increased incidence of hearing loss and visual impairment among moderately- and late-preterm infants, according to a study published online July 17 in Pediatrics . Mikko Hirvonen, M.D., from the Central Finland Health Care District in Jyväskylä, and colleagues compared the incidences of sensory impairments among very-preterm (VP; <32 + 0/7 weeks), moderately-preterm (MP;
"Put your listening ears on!" frustrated parents often say. But some kids aren't deliberately tuning out Mom and Dad—they really can't hear them. If you suspect your child has a hearing problem, get it checked out, experts advise. Even minor hearing loss can affect a child's ability to learn and also lead to other problems. "A child with just minor
Having a history of migraines may play a role in the development of cochlear disorders, according to new research published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery . Observing 5000 participants, researchers determined that migraines were associated with an increased risk of developing a cochlear disorder, such as tinnitus, sensorineural hearing impairment, or sudden deafness. While headaches are the most commonly associated
In March, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a new safety and health bulletin in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The bulletin, Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure, is not a standard or regulation, but it does provide important information for workers and employers to help safeguard people’s hearing.
Seven out of ten female preschool teachers suffer from sound-induced auditory fatigue, one out of two has difficulty understanding speech and four out of ten become hypersensitive to sound. This is a considerably higher share than among women in general and also higher than in occupational groups exposed to noise, according to research at Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden. "We have an