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Research into Ménière's Disease is getting a big boost this week, with the release of a newly updated tool to record and analyze symptoms. The Ménière's Monitor allows users to collect information about their disease, helping them to manage their own condition as well as providing vital research data. The project is being led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical

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"Could you repeat that?" The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers at the University of Maryland have determined that something is going on in the brains of typical older adults that causes them to struggle to follow speech amidst background noise,

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Signia, the global leader in rechargeable hearing aids, has announced Cellion -- the world's first lithium-ion-powered rechargeable hearing aid that makes use of wireless inductive charging technology. Cellion gives hearing aid wearers the convenience of unlimited wireless streaming for 24 hours on a single charge*. The hearing aids are powerful enough to treat up to severe hearing loss yet are

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Oticon Medical announced today that it has obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the powerful new Ponto 3 Bone Anchored Sound Processor family. Ponto 3 is the world’s most powerful family of abutment-level sound processors with a fitting range down to 65 dB HL (BC). Combining the highest output ever for an abutment-level

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A causative gene for a highly common type of hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL) has been identified by a group of Japanese researchers, who successfully replicated the condition using a transgenic mouse. This discovery could potentially be used to develop new treatments for hearing loss. The findings were published on October 5 in the online version of EMBO

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People suffering from chronic ringing in the ears -- called tinnitus -- may find some relief by spraying the hormone oxytocin in their nose, a small initial study by Brazilian researchers suggests. Oxytocin -- dubbed the "love hormone" because it promotes social connections -- might also help relieve the annoying and sometimes disturbing noises of tinnitus. "Oxytocin has actions in the

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ReSound ®  introduced a new model to the award-winning ReSound LiNX2™ family: the world's only mini behind-the-ear (BTE) model to feature Made for iPhone. In addition, the mini BTE also features telecoil capabilities. ReSound LiNX2 is the world’s first internet-connected hearing aid, connecting to the internet to locate misplaced hearing aids. This new model enhances the award-winning ReSound Smart Hearing portfolio, giving

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A team of UT Dallas researchers has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an open-source platform that will enable researchers and companies to create hearing enhancing smartphone apps. Many smartphones feature advanced microphones and also use Bluetooth and wireless technology to connect to add-on devices. The $1.86 million, five-year grant will allow the researchers

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A new study finds widespread hearing loss among elderly Americans, with an especially high rate for those 90 and older. In the study sample of 647 people aged 80 and above, nearly all had some level of hearing loss based on test results, with the over-90s the most affected. "Hearing loss accelerates with age in the oldest old, a population

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The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Starkey Hearing Technologies as a finalist in the Healthcare-Established category for the 2016 Tekne Awards for our Halo 2 Made for iPhone hearing aids. This honor highlights the continued technological and innovative success of our Halo 2 hearing aids, which features the industry’s first quad core twin compressor technology.   Designed to

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