Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid Will Stream Music And Calls From Apple Devices

The Nucleus 7 will provide wearers with higher quality calls and music streaming

Hearing Loss

How your Apple AirPods could double as hearing aids

What if a hearing aid could be replaced with a pair of wireless earbuds and a smartphone app?<p>A Swiss startup is trying to make this reality with an app called Fennex, recently released for the iPhone, that works with Apple’s $159 AirPods wireless earbuds.<p>Alex Mari, CEO of the startup of the same …

Consumer Reports

Irish start-up Aurius scoops first prize for innovative hearing aid

Dublin-based start-up Aurius has won €10,000 as part of the annual Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition in partnership with the NDRC.The young …

Maker Pro News: Data by the Kilobyte, Hearing Aid Hackers, and More

<i>You’re reading our weekly Maker Pro Newsletter, which focuses on the impact of makers in business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends. Subscribe today and never miss a post.</i><p><b>“It eliminates the need</b> …

New hearing aids connect to more than just your ear

A-A+<p>Modern hearing aids are pretty smart to begin with, but the latest generation of devices could make life even easier by connecting to our …

Gear & Gadgets

On the Cutting Edge of Hearing Aid Research

Engineers at Knowles bring the hearing aid industry together to fight feedback with simulation. <i> The following is an excerpt from COMSOL News 2017</i> . …

Cognitive hearing aid uses AI and brain waves to enhance voices

Why it matters to you<p>A smart cognitive hearing aid could make life significantly easier for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.<p>Whether it’s …

The Brain

The Vanishing Point

Looking back to the chafing and the shame of childhood, Guy Petit remembered the day of his greatest happiness. He was nine, his small face tight from being nagged at. His father said, “We have to drive to Waldoboro for Sarah Strunk’s funeral. You’ll be O.K. on your own.”<p>Then his parents were gone, …

Business

Senate approves bill that would allow over-the-counter sale of hearing aids

An employee of GN, the world’s fourth largest maker of hearing aids, demonstrates the use of a hearing aid at an industry forum in Vienna on November …

Consumer Reports

This new AI-powered system developed at Columbia University could show up in commercial hearing aids within five years.

Credit: Nima Mesgarani/Columbia EngineeringAsk anyone who uses a modern hearing aid and they'll likely tell you that the technology is just this side …

Machine Learning

The EPSDT Program and Medicaid Coverage for Children

Keeping Our Children Healthy and Strong<p>Not every family can afford private health insurance for their children. In 2015, 39 percent of children …

Family

Tim Cook hails Apple’s ‘breakthrough’ cochlear implant technology

Tim Cook has shared an article on Twitter, detailing Apple’s “accessibility breakthrough” in the form of a collaboration with hearing aid manufacturer Cochlear to develop an in-ear implant for people with hearing loss.<p>The article, written by Steven Levy, tells the story of 49-year-old Mathias …

Tim Cook

It’s official: You’ll soon be able to buy hearing aids over the counter

In stark contrast to last week, the U.S. Senate voted 88-1 today to actually <i>approve</i> a healthcare-related bill. The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 funds the Food and Drug Administration for the next five years and incorporates several smaller bills, including the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of …

Medicine

Cognitive hearing aid filters out the noise

Columbia Engineers make major advance in helping the hearing impaired follow a conversation in a noisy environment: new method brings cognitive …

Research

Elizabeth Warren touts Senate's passage of over-the-counter hearing aid sales measure

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, lauded the approval of legislation Thursday that could soon allow Americans to purchase hearing aids …

Western Massachusetts

Warren scores victory on bill to make hearing aids cheaper, easier to buy

WASHINGTON — Breaking through the Senate’s near-constant gridlock, Elizabeth Warren on Thursday scored a rare bipartisan legislative win.<p>The Senate …

Boston

Apple developed new BLE Audio streaming tech for users with cochlear implants

Apple's work on Bluetooth Low Energy Audio, a new technology that streams digital sound directly to hearing air implants, enables people with hearing …

Bluetooth

Cheaper hearing aids shown to be more effective, study says | NOLA.com

Hearing aids that cost about $1,900 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just …

Medicine

Over-the-counter hearing aids could be coming soon. Why would that be a bad thing?

PHOENIX — Certain hearing aids could soon be as easy to buy as reading glasses, a shift consumer and interest groups say would dramatically boost access to hearing help for millions of Americans who need it.<p>But some hearing-care advocacy groups believe the change could hurt people with hearing loss …

Disability

Six things you must know when ready for hearing aids

31/07/2017 - Hearing Aids, Hearing loss, Treatment<p>People come to the realisation that hearing aids can assist them in a variety of ways. Sometimes …

Consumer Reports

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Are an Overdue Solution

They’re a free-market answer to a problem with potentially harmful effects.<p>My patient sat in front of me, head down, with a growing expression of …

Hearing Loss

Amelia Geggel, Environmentalist Whose Name Means 'Hard-Working Princess'

Support the news<p>Amelia Sarah Geggel was born with both eyes open, curious from her start. She was also born with incompletely formed ears, which …

Apple and Cochlear team up to roll out the first implant made for the iPhone

Apple has teamed up with Australian-based Cochlear to bring iPhone users the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant.<p>Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June, Cochlear’s Nucleus 7 Sound Processor can now stream sound directly from a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the sound …

Apple

Apple and Cochlear partner to make iPhone compatible hearing implant

Apple has teamed up with Cochlear to create the first cochlear implant that will be natively compatible with iOS. The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor will …

Apple

Apple and Cochlear announce Sound Processor for hearing implant

• Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Cochlear (OTC:CHEOF) announce the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, which allows people with a Cochlear implant to stream sound from …

Stock Markets

Former Beaconsfield businessman convicted of misleading clients through mail order business

A former West Island businessman was convicted Monday of using misleading advertising to sell shabby products through his mail-order businesses in a …

Canadian News

Talking about hearing loss at work is getting easier - Bloomberg L.P Diversity & Inclusion

Marie Saliterman, 58, was sick for a month 28 years ago. When she felt well enough to return to her administrative assistant job, she noticed she had …

Hearing Loss

Hearing aid firm's search for heroes

RESIDENTS in Bolton are being urged to nominate unsung heroes and community champions as part of a nationwide search to find ‘The Best of …

Manchester

Pediatric audiology services continue to be offered in Regina and Saskatoon

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region has hired two audiologists to continue pediatric services for a limited time.<p>“We followed our internal posting …

Canadian News

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Age-related hearing loss affects an estimated one in three people over the age of 65, and that number increases as you get older, jumping to two out …

Pharma