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Researchers Use ‘Vienna Model’ to Assess Children’s Language Ability

Around 45% of children in Austrian day nurseries have a first language other than German. Those who our experiencing difficulty in learning the second language are often diagnosed as having a suspected “impairment of language acquisition.” In fact, this often merely reflects the fact that they have not yet fully acquired the second language.

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Study Shows Hair Cell Regrowth with New Drug

A new approach, published in “Cell Reports,” to regenerate inner ear sensory hair cells is said to lay the groundwork for treating chronic noise-induced hearing loss by the company, Frequency Therapeutics, and its co-founders who are drawing on research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, and MIT. The program is expected to progress to into human clinical trials within the next 18 months.

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Arizona Attorney General Issues Warning to Consumers About OTC Hearing Aids

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has issued an announcement on his website cautioning consumers to watch out for “misleading sales tactics from companies selling over-the-counter hearing amplifiers.” Over the past year, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) said it has received approximately 140 complaints about over-the-counter hearing aids.

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NOISE-CON 2020 Virtual Conference to Take Place November 16-20

Featured NOISE-CON keynote speakers include Dr Lily Wang, University of Nebraska—Lincoln presenting research on restaurant noise and Dr Juliette W. Ioup, University of New Orleans, who will share noise control research on marine mammals in the northern Gulf of Mexico.