Next Stop for NY Subway System: Hearing Loops

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.

Highlights From Phonak’s Fourth European Conference on Pediatric Amplification

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.

ASHA Adds New Grassroots PSA Contest for Kids

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.

Gene Therapy for Hearing Loss Moves a Step Closer

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.

Cochlear Implant Pioneer Graeme Clark Receives 2011 CSL Florey Medal

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.