Category: Bone-Conduction Solutions

Deaf Children with Implants Since Infancy More Likely to Speak

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants (implanted electronic hearing device) before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language and are more likely to develop spoken language as their exclusive form of communication.

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University of Sydney and Cochlear Limited Study Speech Comprehension in Cochlear Implant Recipients

In the study, recently published in “Ear and Hearing,” experts have found a correlation between a computer model and the speech intelligibility in implant recipients. This might mean that by improving the performance of the model, the performance of individuals with cochlear implants may benefit in ways that have never before been explored.

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Non-Surgical Advances in Treatment for Conductive Hearing Loss

Amanda O’Donnell, AuD, reviews options for the treatment of conductive hearing loss and provides information on the new ADHEAR system by MED-EL. This unique non-surgical system consists of an advanced adhesive adapter that allows for the audio processor to be clicked into place for skin-driven bone conduction—offering a new option for patients and clinicians alike.

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