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Bethesda, MD (January 28, 2016): The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss, invites you to attend Convention 2016, being held June 23-26, 2016 at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. The Convention, now in its 31st year, features an extensive educational program and exhibit hall and trade show for people with

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Apple recently has filed a new document with the Federal Communications Commission in which it argues that Made for iPhone, or MFi, accessories should be acknowledged by the organization as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance. Recently, the FCC has proposed that all phones and consumer wireless devices must be compatible with hearing aids. In response to the new proposal

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A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine last week, examines hearing difficulty and tinnitus as two potentially debilitating physical conditions that are prevalent in the United States, especially among workers occupationally-exposed to noise. Hazardous noise is prevalent in the workplace, affecting approximately 22 million U.S. workers.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 2.4 million teens use electronic cigarettes, and that 70 percent of middle and high school students have been exposed to e-cig advertising. There’s renewed attention to the potential health risks of e-cigs, but overlooked is the danger to the hearing of young people. A study published last June

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two notices related to hearing aids, referencing the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report to the President: Aging America & Hearing Loss: Imperative of Improved Hearing Technologies. (A PCAST report summary can be found here and the full report can be found here.) The FDA is also mindful

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2015) -- Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles. For more than 30 years, auditory fitness levels have been measured annually using an audiometry test, also known as

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WASHINGTON -- Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and Germany's Technische Universität München have uncovered the brain malady responsible for tinnitus and for chronic pain -- the uncomfortable, sometimes agonizing sensations that persist long after an initial injury. In a fall issue of Trends in Cognitive Sciences , researchers say identifying the problem is the first step to developing effective

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Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn't clean your ears with cotton swabs, as this could lead to hearing loss, damage or worst, said Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Senior Consultant Prof Dr Asma Abdullah of the Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital (HCTM) of The National University of Malaysia (UKM). Dr Asma said there are some people who like sticking a cotton

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Experts in Nottingham are investigating whether a new type of hearing test could successfully detect early hearing loss in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Hearing loss is a side effect of some of the intravenous antibiotics used to treat the recurring chest infections associated with the genetic condition. Research is now aiming to discover whether this new test could pick

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University of Toronto - Toronto, ON - A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto shows that when older adults feel negatively about aging, they may lack confidence in their abilities to hear and remember things, and perform poorly at both. "People's feelings about getting older influence their sensory and cognitive functions," said Alison Chasteen, professor in U

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