A major science prize was awarded to a researcher who is looking for the region of the brain that helps us to hear someone in a noisy place, such as a party or bar, and is responsible for “training” the brain to hear better in these situations.
Listentoyourbuds.org, a one-of-a-kind Web site for young children, parents, and educators, has begun sending some very relevant prevention messages from cyber space.
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) can occur suddenly in one ear, and generally within three days, cause a 30+ dB hearing loss at three consecutive frequencies.
Stem Cell Innovations Inc, Houston, announces that the company will collaborate with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), Boston.
Siemens Hearing Instruments Inc, Piscataway, NJ, has added two new members to its Marketing Group.
Hearing Concern, London, has adopted Text-Connect™ to aid communication between its help desk and deaf and hard of hearing clients.
The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, San Diego, will conduct a series of free hearing conservation seminars titled, “What you need to hear: Best practices in hearing conservation.”
Concerned about new Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B regulations that ease requirements that state education personnel standards meet the highest requirement for a profession or discipline in that state, ASHA is encouraging its members to monitor practices of their school districts, and to be vigilant in identifying any legislative activity that attempts to lower personnel standards in their states.
Children with cancer who suffer hearing loss due to the toxic effects of chemotherapy might one day be able to get their hearing back through pharmacological and gene therapy, thanks to work done with mouse models at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Older adults with vision loss may be more likely to also have hearing loss, and the opposite appears true as well, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.