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ADHEAR Adhesive Adapter System for Conductive Hearing Loss Cleared by FDA

The FDA has cleared the MED-EL ADHEAR, an innovative non-surgical bone conduction solution for conductive hearing loss. Described as the “next generation of non-surgical bone conduction hearing technology,” it consists of a patented adhesive adapter that is placed onto the skin behind the ear and is worn for 3 to 7 days at a time. The lightweight audio processor is simply clicked on and off the adapter each day.

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Adverse Childhood Communication Experiences May Be Associated with Increased Risk for Chronic Disease

The study notes that two forms of early life toxic stress that can potentially impact the health of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing are language deprivation (insufficient access to direct child–caregiver communication during the critical period of language development) and communication neglect (ongoing or recurrent exclusion from indirect family communication and incidental learning).