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Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They suggest further exploration of the results of a case study showing the effectiveness of using several therapies together in cases of early diagnosis. Childhood apraxia of speech occurs when children

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Fulfilling their pledge to enrich the lives of the Afghan people with the three precious gifts of Hearing, Healing and Hope,  The Bayat Foundation  ( www.bayatfoundation.org) , Afghanistan's largest, private, non-profit Health, Education and Social Development Organization, and  The Starkey Hearing Foundation  ( www.starkeyhearingfoundation. org) , announced the successful conclusion of their third annual joint Bayat-Starkey Afghanistan Hearing Care Mission.

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A large screening program has identified several genes associated with age-related conditions including hearing loss, retinal degeneration and osteoarthritis. The animal study, published in  Nature Communications , may lead to studies of the equivalent human gene and help develop screening programs to identify the risk of developing an age-related condition many years before symptoms appear. Age is a risk factor for many

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A set of three new Tinnitus Management tools from the Ida Institute aim to help both patients and hearing care professionals manage the challenge of tinnitus, a condition that affects an estimate 10-15 percent of the adult population worldwide. Two tools, the Tinnitus Thermometer and the Tinnitus Communication Guide, are designed to help clinicians build their counseling skills and apply

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In the largest U.S. clinical trial of its kind funded by the Veterans Affairs (VA) Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, researchers at the VA Portland Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University found that transcranial magnetic stimulation significantly improved tinnitus symptoms for more than half of study participants. Their findings were published today in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology –

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New research with funding from UK charity Action on Hearing Loss has led to the discovery of a new biological mechanism involved in the progressive loss of hearing which could lead to new approaches to treating this common form of hearing loss. It’s known that gradual loss of sound-detecting sensory hair cells within the inner ear is associated with progressive

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Straining to hear in noise is stressful for everyone but especially for people with hearing loss. Leading hearing aid manufacturer Oticon is the first to apply proven "pupillometry" science - a measurement of pupil dilation - to the development of revolutionary hearing aid technology that both reduces listening effort and conserves energy so that people recall more of what they've

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Roughly one-third of senior adult citizens suffer from moderate hearing loss. With more people choosing to attend live concerts without the use of ear protection, and with more emphasis on volume than on clarity, that number of people detrimentally effected by sound will likely increase. However, according to a new study reported by the Atlantic, we might be able to

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Many testicular cancer survivors experience hearing loss after cisplatin-based chemotherapy, according to researchers at Indiana University. The researchers, led by Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D., the Lawrence D. Einhorn Professor of Cancer Research at the IU School of Medicine and a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, studied for the first time the cumulative effects

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Phonak, the leading global provider of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, today announces that its innovative approach to design has been acknowledged by the Red Dot judges who onJuly 4th will place their prestigious mark of excellence on two Phonak products: Audéo V10 and Roger™ Touchscreen Mic. The international distinction for high quality design confirms the attention given by

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