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.
While the antibiotic gentamicin may amplify potential noise damage a similar antibiotic kanamycin might theoretically protect hearing loss, according to a new research study.
This article provides information on this new research study and it’s possibilities for infants.
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.
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.