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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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Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has today announced the launch of Oticon Opn ™, the world's first internet connected hearing aid that opens up a world of possibilities for IoT devices. With Opn, Oticon introduces a number of 'world firsts': TwinLink™ - the first dual communication system to combine binaural processing with streamer-free, internet

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A new study by investigators at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has discovered that daily consumption of caffeine can impair recovery after temporary hearing damage. The results are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Since both caffeine intake and noise related hearing loss are so common in our society, these findings could

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Signia, the industry´s most experienced, global leader in rechargeable hearing aid solutions, today unveils Cellion primax™, the world’s first lithium-ion-powered rechargeable hearing aid to make use of wireless inductive charging technology. Cellion primax will give hearing aid wearers the convenience of virtually unlimited wireless streaming for up to two days’ use on a single charge*. Available this Fall, Cellion is

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In a new study published in Trends and Cognitive Sciences , researchers say they have identified the defects in the brain that lead to tinnitus and chronic pain. The team hopes the findings will be the first step to developing therapies for these common complaints. The authors of this new research - from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington,

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Hearing loss is a significant public health concern, and efforts should be made to provide adults with easier access to and more affordable options for hearing health care, especially for those in underserved and vulnerable populations, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report

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