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In an apparent first, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have used genetic manipulation to regenerate auditory hair cells in adult mice. The research marks a possible advance in treatment of a leading cause of hearing loss in adults. The study appears today in the journal  Cell Reports . Loss of auditory hair cells due to prolonged exposure to loud noise, accidents,

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A cochlear implant is an electronic device capable of restoring hearing in a profoundly deaf person by directly stimulating the nerve endings in the inner ear. This technology enables people who have become deaf to be able to communicate orally again, even by telephone, and children born deaf to learn to speak and to benefit from normal schooling. However, results

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Oticon continues to build on the success of the award-winning Oticon Opn™ to bring the paradigm shifting benefits of the open sound experience to even more people – including those who want the convenience of rechargeable batteries. Oticon Opn™ miniRITE hearing aids will now be available as a rechargeable hearing solution that can be charged overnight for sufficient power to

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Today, GN Hearing unveiled the revolutionary ReSound LiNX 3D™, taking Smart Hearing to new levels to enable people with hearing loss to hear more, do more and be more anywhere in life. GN Hearing’s comprehensive ecosystem seamlessly connects hearing aids, all wireless accessories and smartphone apps to make everything work together. With the introduction of ReSound LiNX 3D and the ReSound Smart Fit™ software, an

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In a recent study, researchers from University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, assessed the effectiveness of earplugs in preventing temporary hearing loss immediately following music exposure. The prevalence of acquired hearing loss has risen in past years. Particularly, noise-induced hearing loss has risen tremendously in all age groups, including children, teens, adults and the elderly. The U.S. National Health and

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Starkey® Hearing Technologies is proud to support the Hendrickson Foundation (HF) and their upcoming HF National Festival Supporting Athletes with Disabilities, which they are hosting with Sled Hockey, Special Hockey and Warrior Hockey. In addition to a donation to the Hendrickson Foundation, Starkey Hearing Technologies will host a hearing health education booth at the HF National Festival held in Blaine,

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Hearing Loss is the number one cause of years lived with disability for people over 70. In Europe, more than 51 million people suffer from hearing loss, and these numbers will only continue to grow. On World Hearing Day, Oticon, an industry leader in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, raises awareness of how treatment for hearing loss can have

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A common birthday party favor can blow up into a problem for children--but also a bigger conversation about hearing loss, say University of Alberta researchers. U of A hearing experts Bill Hodgetts and Dylan Scott measured the noise generated by bursting balloons and were startled to find that the impact, at its highest level, was comparable to a high-powered shotgun

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Signia now offers a diverse selection of hearing aids for severe to profound hearing loss with the introduction of its new Power Series. Signia introduces optimal performance at the highest level of amplification (82/140 dB of gain) in a classic behind-the-ear hearing aid with the powerful Motion® SP BTE, while the popular Signia Carat™ — a very discreet RIC hearing

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Unless your hearing is tested, it’s really hard to know if it’s damaged. That’s the message of a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey that found about one in four U.S. adults who say their hearing is good or excellent actually have hearing damage. Now the latest CDC  Vital Signs  report shows that much of this damage

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