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When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more

Photo: Young woman with headphones [05/11/2014] The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder.When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more - Read more

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

New software for smart glasses provides captions for hard-of-hearing users

Photo: A hard-of-hearing person wears smart glasses [06/10/2014] A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for smart glasses that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears smar eyewear like Google Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smartphone. The speech is converted to text, sent to Glass and displayed on its heads-up display.New software for smart glasses provides captions for hard-of-hearing users - 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

Wireless connectivity for hearing aids

Photo: Smartphone with different apps [22/09/2014] Wireless connectivity allows people to connect their hearing aids with a wide range of mobile devices which have become an essential part of modern life – from MP3 player to TV and mobile phones – and to stay connected to the audible world around them.Wireless connectivity for hearing aids - 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

Poor hearing confines older adults to their homes

Photo: Elderly people talking with each other [19/08/2014] Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology Research Center.Poor hearing confines older adults to their homes - Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alternative Communication: "When Starting Working Life Communication Is Especially Important"

School is out, working life begins: an exciting time in which everything changes. Also for people who articulate with the help of Alternative Communication (AC). The auxiliary means have to function exactly so that the transition functions easily.Alternative Communication: "When Starting Working Life Communication Is Especially Important" - Read more

Teaching about Hearing Can Save Young People's Ears

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[30/03/2012] A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that research-based teaching in school can be used to positively change adolescents' awareness and behaviour.Teaching about Hearing Can Save Young People's Ears - Read more

Faculty and Students Provide Schoolchildren with Hearing Aids

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[07/12/2011] Students and faculty from Nova Southeastern University recently completed their second medical mission in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where they provided schoolchildren with hearing aids and audiology services.Faculty and Students Provide Schoolchildren with Hearing Aids - Read more

Science Finding is Music to the Ears

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[14/09/2011] A study led by scientists of Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute in Toronto has found the first evidence that lifelong musicians experience less age-related hearing problems than non-musicians.Science Finding is Music to the Ears - Read more

Lowering Cost Doesn't Increase Hearing Aid Purchases

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[25/07/2011] Lowering the cost of hearing aids isn't enough to motivate adults with mild hearing loss to purchase a device at a younger age or before their hearing worsens, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. Lowering Cost Doesn't Increase Hearing Aid Purchases - Read more

Hearing Loss Can Be Caused by Secondhand Smoke

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[22/07/2011] New York University (NYU) School of Medicine researchers report in a new study that exposure to tobacco smoke nearly doubles the risk of hearing loss among adolescents.Hearing Loss Can Be Caused by Secondhand Smoke - 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

Workplace Noise-Related Hearing Loss Affects Sleep Quality

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[02/02/2011] Sustained exposure to loud workplace noise may affect quality of sleep in workers with occupational-related hearing loss, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers.Workplace Noise-Related Hearing Loss Affects Sleep Quality - Read more

Higher Abuse Rates in Hearing Impaired Children

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[24/01/2011] A new study indicates that the incidence of maltreatment, including neglect and physical and sexual abuse, is more than 25 percent higher among deaf and hard-of-hearing children than among hearing youths. Higher Abuse Rates in Hearing Impaired Children - Read more

New Hybrid Cochlear Implants against Partial Hearing Loss

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[14/01/2011] Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of nine centres in the U.S. which are participating in a study investigating the effectiveness of a new cochlear implant device that aims to restore hearing for patients with high-frequency hearing loss and functional low-frequency hearing. New Hybrid Cochlear Implants against Partial Hearing Loss - Read more