Senator Dean Heller
The HIA announced that hearing health advocates will thank Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) at the HIA Annual Meeting on March 6, 2015 for introducing the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S.315) in conjunction with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
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ASHA announced its support of the Medicare Audiology Services Enhancement Act of 2015 (HR 1116) that was introduced February 26, 2015.
Sign Language Users
A study from the University of Bristol in the UK reveals that Deaf people who use sign language suffer poorer health than the general population due to less access to primary care.
Maggie Gleason hears
In a video posted on the USA Today site, you can watch as deaf teenager Maggie Gleason hears for the first time in her life, thanks to an auditory brainstem implant (ABI).
ZPower rechargeable batteries
ZPower will showcase its new rechargeable technology for hearing aids at the JDVAC conference in Orlando, March 2-4, 2015.
In its ongoing coverage of the business of healthcare, ran a January 19, 2015 article about how new health benefits and provisions of the Affordable Care Act may translate to changes in hearing care and hearing aid insurance.
Sikka Software
Sikka Software announced that the company has received $5.5 million in Series B funding from Sierra Ventures, with participation from its Series A investor, ATA Ventures.
Sentiero audiology devices
Audiology Systems, Schaumburg, Ill, announced that it will now be distributing the Sentiero line of audiology devices by PATH Medical Solutions in the United States.
Audina Octane BTE hearing aid
Audina Hearing Instruments has announced the release of its Octane family of super power BTEs.
Science of Hearing infographic
A new "Science of Hearing" infographic from Hidden Hearing in the UK offers information in 3 areas of hearing health: the biology of hearing, warning signs that could indicate hearing damage, and what to do when things go wrong.
Aspire Business Development Workshop
Sivantos Inc, formerly known as Siemens, hosted its fourth annual Aspire Business Development Workshop event in January 2015 in Orlando, Florida.
Broca's area of speech
Researchers from UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University say that the brain's speech center, known as Broca's area, turns off during speech.
Loud Noise
Research scientists at Northwestern University have discovered that ears have a special pain pathway that serves as a warning system, sending signals to the brain to help protect us against damaging noise.
Dr Frank Lin shares his research on age-related hearing loss and cognition during his 2014 ADA “Game Changer” session, “Hearing Loss and Aging: Consequences, Implications, and Creating Better Outcomes Through Alternate Models of Care.”
In a recent JAAA article, Rebecca Kamil and Frank Lin provide a systematic review of literature about how hearing loss in older adults affects their communication partners. Not surprisingly, what emerges is evidence of restricted social life, burden in communication, and poorer quality of life and relationship satisfaction.
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A look at the long-term effectiveness of an integrated tinnitus management approach (WZT) and the pattern of therapy use among primary tinnitus patients once successful remediation of symptoms is achieved.
BrainHearing endeavors to help the brain orient, separate, focus, and recognize sounds in order to apply meaning through the use of modern and highly sophisticated technologies and improved hearing aid fitting protocols to maximize hearing and listening.
Dennis Van Vliet, AuD
Dr Van Vliet explains how standards of care are necessary to help those in the middle of the bell curve, and also to help us identify the outliers.
Marshall Chasin, AuD
Dr Chasin explains how the use of soft speech changes depending on the language being spoken, which affects hearing aid fittings for bilingual patients.
Holly Hosford-Dunn-PhD-blog
Dr Holly Hosford-Dunn examines a range of emerging ear-level devices collectively known as "hearables."

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Ensemble Telephone
Clarity and ClearCaptions have launched the second generation of the Ensemble telephone, a captioning phone that displays text of conversations while also amplifying voice so users can see and hear what callers are saying.