Hearing Loss

Fitbit for your ears wins CES 2018 Award

A fitness tracking app for your ears won a CES 2018 Innovation Award in the Software and Mobile Apps category.<p>Statistics on hearing loss in the US …

David Haugh: Bears' Brian McCaskey on hearing loss: 'Technology has really saved me'

Brian McCaskey couldn't watch, and it had nothing to do with the Bears losing 31-3 to the Giants in an NFC divisional playoff game.<p>McCaskey never …

An Ode To Hearing Loss Acceptance

Hearing loss does not discriminate. It impacts people of all ages, races, creeds, and phases of life. It can be caused genetically, or from excess …

Baby boomers: 10 things to know now about your health

CLOSE<p>Study says a key predictor of long, healthy life is having and maintaining friendships friends.<p>Born between 1946 and 1964, Americans numbering …

Hudson Valley

ROCKINGHAM: A special concert for people who have difficulty hearing music

A hearing aid that makes speech audible for the hearing impaired can also make music practically unlistenable. Turning up the volume on conversation, …

Canadian News

Lottie Dolls’ new doll has a cochlear implant – which is great for children with hearing impairments

Can you imagine what it would be like to live in a world without music?<p>Every day we can hear the sounds of birds in the trees, cars beeping their …

Natural History Museums

We've Found A Way To Reverse Hearing Loss, But It Comes With A Big Risk

A double-edged sword.<p>Hearing loss affects approximately 9 million people in the UK (roughly 1 in 7 or 19% of the total population), which means that …

Stem Cells

Hearing Loss in Teens: What You Must Know

A much publicized 2010 study found that hearing loss in teenagers had increased alarmingly. But new research published today in the journal …

Consumer News

6 Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss – from exposure to loud noises, ailments, and other conditions. But there are steps you can take to …

Chose

The Case of the Deaf Diplomats

It's perplexing, that's what it is. In fact, it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma — that sound in Havana that is said to have …

Cuba

Smashing Assistive Tech Stigma

This thoughtful design by Julia Marina Cunha forces us to examine our attitudes about hearing disabilities. For years, hearing aid designs have …

Hearing Aids

Evaluation of auditory evoked response among type-II diabetic individuals in central India.

ABSTRACT<p>Background: The Type II diabetes mellitus (DM) is characterized by<br>hyperglycemia, as a result of damaged beta cell function, along …

Diabetes

Don't Let Hearing Loss Hurt Your Relationships

We’ve known for a while that hearing loss can increase the risk of depression and concentration and memory issues, and possibly even dementia.<p>Now, …

Consumer News

How to protect your child’s hearing on Bonfire Night

<b>Everyone knows children love Bonfire Night that goes without saying, but the loud burst of fireworks could be putting their hearing at risk.</b><p>Many …

Court sides with former shipwright in WCB battle over hearing loss

Ruling finds criteria used to deny initial claim contrary to Workers' Compensation Act<p>A retired shipwright has won a two-year battle with Nova …

Workers' Compensation

Otonomy's $525 Million Dive Is Fennec's Good Fortune

Since introducing Fennec and Otonomy, Fennec more than tripled - while Otonomy took a dive.<p>Otonomy's fall from $615M to $90M strongly suggests that …

Business

We've developed a hearing app that can screen people in rural areas

Hearing loss is a major contributor to the global burden of disease, affecting over 360 million people.<p>But the greatest burden of hearing loss is in …

Health Care

Deaf baby has incredible reaction to hearing her mom say 'I love you' for the first time

'I was not expecting such a large response to the post,' Christy told GoodHousekeeping.com in a phone interview Thursday. The video now has over 10 …

Virginia Beach

Cuba says cicadas are behind the “sonic attacks” that injured US diplomats in Havana

The US pulled the bulk of its diplomats from Cuba in September, blaming attacks on its staff that caused hearing loss and concussions. Cuba has denied any involvement, and now it is offering a counter-explanation: The alleged “sonic attacks” are coming from cicadas and crickets.<p>That detail comes …

News

Cuba presents defence against alleged sonic attacks

TV special suggests mysterious ailments caused by insect noises<p>Cuba presented its most detailed defence to date against accusations that foreign …

Cuba

Cochlear implant Apple helped develop launches

An iPhone-compatible in-ear implant for people with hearing loss, which Tim Cook hailed as an “accessibility breakthrough,” has been released in Australia, and will launch elsewhere around the world in coming months.<p>The device is a collaboration between Apple and Cochlear, and is called the Nucleus …

Human Anatomy

This Is the Essential Screening Your Kids Need—but Probably Aren’t Getting

Reading is crucial for your child’s brain—and yours. If your child is struggling to read and his eyesight is fine, don’t assume it’s a learning …

Literacy

Neanderthals took care of deaf buddy, bucking bad reputation

A Neanderthal man with significant injuries and hearing loss lived to an old age thanks to help from his community.<p>Neanderthals generally get a bad rap. Many people don't think of these extinct human relatives as much more than primitive cavemen. But scientists are learning more about their ways, …

Anthropology

Apple's streaming calls into Julia's head and it's changed her life

When Julia Sattout had a Cochlear device implanted in her head five years ago, it didn't just restore her ability to hear again, it saved her career …

Watch This Sweet Baby Hear Her Mother's Voice for the First Time

Keep your tissues ready for the latest viral video—and the sweet way this little one reacted to her mother's voice.<p>My daughter was born with microtia—her right ear lacks an ear canal, creating a hearing loss on that side. And nearly a decade later, I can still remember all the emotions—joy, …

Parenting

Brain Training Could Help Combat Hearing Loss, Study Suggests

Contrary to what you might think, the hearing loss that accompanies getting older isn't entirely about your ears. Studies have found that as people …

Alzheimer's Disease

Deaf baby has incredible reaction to hearing her mum say 'I love you' for the first time

She gets so emotional, it's hard not to tear up watching her<p>Nothing quite gets a reaction on social media like a video of an adorable baby hearing …

Virginia Beach

Plans to integrate sign language into everyday life

<b>The Scottish government has announced plans to integrate the use of British Sign Language (BSL) into everyday life.</b><p>Measures include removing barriers to deaf people becoming teachers and enabling more pupils to learn BSL in school.<p>It will also address "equal access" to employment opportunities …

Disability

When this deaf baby hears her mom say 'I love you' for the first time, she gets very emotional (and you will too)

A video of Charlotte Keane hearing her mother’s voice for the first time has gone viral, amassing 263,000 shares and 14 million views on Facebook.<p>Her …

Perez Hilton

Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

<b>Q. Why are hearing aids so incredibly costly? Is it patents? A lock on manufacturing? With today’s digital revolution, it would seem that they should be approaching the cost of eyeglasses.</b><p><b>A.</b> Hearing aids remain expensive — $900 to $3,500 or more per ear — but that is likely to be changing soon. The …

Health