Humans process sound like some bats
Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and American University have shown that, like humans, some bats use the left and right sides of their brains to process different aspects of sounds.
Beltone annual meeting
Beltone has been active in the hearing healthcare industry for the past 75 years, and celebrated this history at its 2015 annual meeting, held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago from April 9-11.
EPIC logo
For May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month, EPIC Hearing Healthcare is taking the opportunity to urge employers to revisit their wellness program offerings to ensure that hearing health is covered.
Living Better with Hearing Loss
Katherine Bouton, author of Shouting Won't Help, the bestselling memoir about adult-onset deafness, has now written Living Better with Hearing Loss: A Guide to Health, Happiness, Love, Sex, Work, Friends . . . and Hearing Aids from Workman Publishing--a daily guide to living with hearing loss.
Audiology Student Workshop
A 2-day audiology student workshop hosted by Audiology Systems and Otometrics gave students expert insight into the audiology profession. The April 2015 inaugural event from Audiology Systems University involved 20 students from 3 universities.
Better Hearing and Speech Month
May is "Better Hearing and Speech Month," and throughout the month many organizations in the hearing care industry are participating in activities and offering information to promote better hearing health.
BusinessKorea reports that Samsung will be entering the hearing healthcare market, which jibes with several reports from reliable sources in the hearing industry.
EarQ has announced the launch of its new website, which is aimed at making the end-user's search for hearing healthcare easier.
brain and soundwaves
A team of researchers at the University of Oregon conducted a study that shows how the brain captures sound and processes it, transforming its rhythmic structure via the auditory system.
Tinnitus Treatment Solutions (TTS), a provider of care and services for people suffering from tinnitus, has announced that it is now offering top-brand tinnitus hearing aids, and will soon be offering tinnitus accessories nationwide.
Man Listening
Science News has reported that, contrary to a popular notion that blind people have keener hearing than sighted people, a new study shows that many blind people don't necessarily hear well in every direction.
Starkey Hearing Technologies has earned an Edison Award for its Halo Made for iPhone hearing aid.
Noise-induced hearing loss
April 29th is International Noise Awareness Day, a good opportunity to raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and also to assess the noises you are exposed to on a daily basis. How noisy is your world?
Auguste Majkowski
Experts and patients alike provide perspectives on the ABI, or auditory brainstem implant, considered by many to be a miracle hearing device for people with profound hearing loss who cannot benefit from hearing aids or cochlear implants.
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A scientist at University College London has conducted a study that explores how our auditory system can hear time within sound.
Morphology of jaw joints of mammals and diapsids (reptiles and birds).
Researchers in Japan have determined that the middle ear and eardrum evolved independently in mammals vs reptiles and birds, answering questions that have long mystified paleontologists.
Tinnitus Mapping on Brain
Researchers have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to record and map tinnitus in the brain of a patient undergoing surgery, with the goal of finding the brain networks responsible for this condition characterized by "phantom noise."
James Windmill
An insect-inspired microphone that can tackle the problem of locating sounds and eliminating background noise may advance modern-day hearing aid systems.
YotaPhone 2
Psyx Research Inc has been tapped by Yota Devices to include its adaptive Earprint technology in the new YotaPhone 2, a “two-front” smartphone.

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This study reports that the Siemens binaural beamformer Narrow Directionality in a new 2-microphone device is as effective as in the RIC form factor.