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Hearing Loss Affects Old People's Personality

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[07/04/2014] As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasise the importance of acknowledging and treating hearing loss in the elderly population.Hearing Loss Affects Old People's Personality - 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

Affordable Hearing Aids

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Photo: Hearing aid in a hand [13/12/2013] Norwegian researchers are developing a simple and cheap hearing aid that can be adapted to compensate for a child's hearing loss without the need for specialists. The aim is to help more people in the third world.Affordable Hearing Aids - Read more

Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology

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Photo: Boy with magnifying glass over the ear [22/11/2013] Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background noise.Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology - 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

Obesity Associated with Hearing Loss in Adolescents

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[18/06/2013] Obese adolescents are more likely than their normal-weight counterparts to have hearing loss, according to results of a new study.Obesity Associated with Hearing Loss in Adolescents - 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

 
 

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