Touch Technology Comes to Latest Hearing Aids

From cellphones and PDAs to laptop computers, touch technology is
sweeping electronics. With simple on-screen taps electronics are now
easily controlled by the consumer, reducing the need for other
cumbersome buttons and dials.  A simple sweep let’s a person control their hearing aid.

To learn more about the new hearing aid technology that drives the “Starkey Sweep” continue to the related article.

Link: http://www.healthyhearing.com/articles/44907-starkey-touch-hearing-aids

How to generate awareness on deafness

Deafness is the most prevalent sensory disability globally. The
problem is disproportionately high in the Southeast Asia Region; every
third deaf person in the world is from Southeast Asia. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year about 38,000 deaf children are born in Southeast Asia.  This would mean that every day over 100 deaf infants are born in the region.

Learn more about how you can raise deafness awareness in this article.

Link: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/01/30/how-generate-awareness-deafness.html

Findings may pave way for significant advancements in cochlear implant technology for hearing loss

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.

Link: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20100113/Findings-may-pave-way-for-significant-advancements-in-cochlear-implant-technology-for-hearing-loss.aspx

Hearing Loss and Memory: A proven link

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.

Link: http://www.healthyhearing.com/articles/44574-treating-hearing-loss-important

Students fight to include ASL in curriculum

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.
 

Link: http://www.dailynorthwestern.com/students-fight-to-include-asl-in-curriculum-1.2130084