Children may react better to auditory stimulus after a cochlear implantation if music is interlaced with social interaction. In this article, a specific study introduces information on how music can play an integral part in re-teaching infants with cochlear implants.
Could regeneration of spiral ganglion neurons, the nerve cells that send sound representations to the brain, be biologically possible? This article provides information about the possibility that this may be possible in the future due to recent studies from the University of California.
Understanding that hearing impairment in a child can be devastating to child and parents
alike. Parents should learn the types and treatment options for hearing
problems. This article provides a quick synopsis of types, signs, and treatment of pediatric hearing problems.
This informative article explains the causes of hearing loss, steps to take when you suspect hearing loss, what types of hearing aids are available on the market, and finally what to talk to your audiologist about before purchasing new hearing aids.
Ever wonder if hearing loss has any negative side effects on the brain? One study conducted at the University of Washington with Alzheimer’s
patents who also had hearing loss, demonstrated a strong correlation
between the severity of cognitive decline and the degree of hearing
loss. This article provides information on statistics and studies explaining how hearing loss can contribute to degenerative cognitive disorders.
Of the 31 institutions in the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, 20 recognize sign language as a foreign language, and 15 offer sign language courses, according to ASG. Northwestern University is trying to have ASL included in the credited foreign languages as well. This article explains how the ASG and ASL are also considering the possibility of sign language fitting into the curriculum of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Communication.
When hearing aids and cochelar implants don’t work, some surgeons are trying a different way to help patients hear again. This article explains how surgeons put in an auditory brainstem implant or ABI to restore certain sounds.
A new tax break called “Payroll Giving” has been approved that allows an employee to directly deposit money to a charitable donation and receive a third back immediately rather than having to collect receipts and submit claims at the end of the tax year. This article explains how The Hearing House has been involved with this incentive to donate and how it has improved a child’s life.
Did you know that certain toys may be too loud for children and could cause hearing loss? According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) a sound measuring 85 dBA is safe for up to 8 hours while sound measuring at 100 dBA is only safe for 15 minutes! Sadly many toys measured by consumers groups this year exceeded 100 dBA – putting children at high risk for damaging their hearing within a matter of minutes of play time. This article provides information about which toys may be harmful to children and what to watch for when protecting a children’s hearing.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders/National Institutes of Health (NIDCD/NIH) sponsored a working group on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults with Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss on August 25-27, 2009. A summary of the working group meeting along with research recommendations can be found here: www.nidcd.nih.gov/.