Amplified telephone manufacturer Clarity, a division of Plantronics, and telephone captioning service ClearCaptions, a subsidiary of Purple Communications Inc, have announced that the companies will collaborate on the design and distribution of new products for adults with hearing loss.
he William G. & Marie Selby Foundation has approved a $72,457 grant proposal submitted by the Hearing Loss Association of Sarasota, a chapter for Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). The grant will provide hearing loop systems for 10 performing arts halls in two Florida counties.
University of Texas – Dallas (UT Dallas) neuroscientists are examining whether multiple areas of the brain are responsible for causing tinnitus. The research may one day enable new medical interventions.
New York subway riders who wear hearing aids equipped with telecoils are now able to hear subway information and directions through the subway systems new multimillion dollar hearing loop system.
Oticon’s audiologists conducted hearing screenings with more than 300 preschoolers participating in Somerset County’s Head Start program.
Over 350 hearing care professionals and ENT specialists from more than 40 countries attended Phonaks Fourth European Conference on Pediatric Amplification. Highlights from the Istanbul conference included presentations on the benefits of early implantation of pediatric cochlear implants and new hearing aid fitting methods for infants and children.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is adding a new grassroots public service announcement (PSA) contest to its “Listen to Your Buds Campaign.” The contest asks kids to use their creativity to produce a 30 or 60-second audio or video PSA that conveys a “safe listening” or “hearing loss prevention” message from their kid perspective.
Honeywell Safety Products has introduced the QUIETPRO QP100Ex intelligent hearing protection and communication system, which delivers communication and smart, verifiable hearing protection for workers in high-noise environments.
Researchers have found long-sought genes in the sensory hair cells of the inner ear that, when mutated, prevent sound waves from being converted to electric signals, a fundamental first step in hearing. The researchers then restored these electrical signals in the sensory cells of deaf mice by introducing normal genes.
Australian cochlear implant pioneer Professor Graeme Clark has received the CSL Florey Medal at the 2011 Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes annual dinner. The Florey Medal is awarded biennially to an Australian biomedical researcher for significant achievements in biomedical science and / or human health advancement.