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Scientists have restored hearing in deaf mice down to a whisper using an improved gene therapy in what is being described as a “landmark” study with “unprecedented” results. A research team from the Boston Children’s Hospital initially conducted a study with Harvard Medical School in 2015 that restored rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf mice using gene therapy. In this new

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The noise of modern life causes permanent hearing damage to many U.S. adults who don't even suspect they've experienced a loss, federal researchers reported Tuesday. Up to now, it's been suspected that work-related noise has been the culprit behind most hearing loss, the researchers said. But about 53 percent of adults with noise-induced hearing damage reported no exposure to loud

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Over the next two months, Starkey ®  Hearing Technologies, the only American-owned and -operated hearing aid manufacturer, will release a suite of new technologies and applications to bring patients more of what they want from their hearing devices. The release includes a brand-new, faster operating system,  Acuity OS 2 ; the new  Halo 2 RIC 312  and next generation of

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More than 100 leading scientists and hearing health experts from around the world will gather starting today for a two-day scientific workshop sponsored by global hearing implant leader MED-EL. The multidisciplinary meeting will include ENT surgeons who specialize in older adults, research audiologists and rehabilitation therapists from the world’s top universities and research centers. During the scientific exchange, attendees will

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  Signia today announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for two of its products, the Cellion™ hearing aid and the myHearing app. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge

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Hearing loss may be linked to iron deficiency anemia -- a combination of low levels of iron and red blood cells, new research suggests. The study found that people with iron deficiency anemia have more than twice the rate of hearing loss as people without the blood disorder. The association between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia was particularly strong

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It’s winter, and your head is stuffed up from the cold or flu. Everything sounds muffled. If this has ever happened to you, you may have experienced conductive hearing loss, which occurs when sound can’t travel freely from the outer and middle ear to the inner ear. Other common causes include ear infections in children, or a build-up of earwax

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced important steps to better support consumer access to hearing aids. The agency issued a guidance document explaining that it does not intend to enforce the requirement that individuals 18 and up receive a medical evaluation or sign a waiver prior to purchasing most hearing aids. This guidance is effective immediately. Today, the

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Oticon, industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, today announced that Oticon Opn™ captured awards in two categories in the prestigious CES 2017 Innovation Awards. The international awards program recognizes innovative design and engineering in some of the world’s most cutting-edge consumer technology products and services. Opn is the world’s first internet connected hearing aid and a groundbreaking technological

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 18, 2016 - The International Hearing Society (IHS) announced that the United States Senate unanimously passed H.R. 3471 on November 17, 2016. This bill, commonly referred to as IHS’ “Fit to Serve” legislation, will provide veterans with improved hearing healthcare access and quality of services by integrating hearing aid specialists into the Department of Veterans Affairs

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