Hamilton Relay Announces 2012 Deaf Community Leader Award Winners

Hamilton Relay has announced its 2012 Deaf Community Leader Award winners. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals who are deaf or deaf-blind and who have been a positive influence within their communities, demonstrating commitment to advocacy and leadership, and enhancing the lives of those around them.

Hearing Brains Are Deaf to Disappearance of Sounds

Human brains are better at hearing new and approaching sounds than detecting when a sound disappears, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation funding research for human and animal health.

ESCO Extends Customer Service Hours

As part of a company initiative to provide excellent customer service, ESCO Agency, LLC, a hearing industry insurance and warranty service, has extended its customer service hours to a full 12 hours.

Leptin Deficiencies Linked to Hearing and Vision Loss

Leptin, which is commonly referred to as the “fat hormone,” is typically associated with telling the brain when to eat. Now, researchers at The University of Akron (UA) and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) believe that Leptin may also play a role in human sensory systems, particularly hearing and vision.

Research: Children with Dyslexia Can Benefit from FM Hearing Systems

For children with dyslexia, FM systems not only allow them to hear better while the device is in use, but it also can mean long-term improvement in phonological awareness and reading skills, even beyond the use of the device, according to a recent study published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.