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/.
Insurance policies sold in New Hampshire may be required to provide $1,500 in coverage for hearing aids every three years under a bill being considered by the House.
Interested in learning more about how EHDI programs are being implemented in other parts of the world? This brief article describes a volunteer project in the Dominican Republic and provides contact information for learning more about the non-profit group that organized the trip.
Early hearing detection invervention information for newborns. Health experts recommend screening for hearing problems before a newborn leaves the hospital. Two tests are used for newborn hearing screening: the auditory brain stem response and the otoacoustic emission test.
Engineer at the University of Texas at Dallas has received a grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to improve the hearing of cochlear implant patients where they previously struggled to hear (i.e. parties, sporting events, and other noisy and crowded places).
The Carle Foundation Hospital opens a new building in Urbana, Illinois for Expanding Children’s Hearing Opportunities (ECHO) program for children with hearing loss.
The China Study Abroad program at Gallaudet University has had a broad impact on deaf Chinese people, and the students involved.
A young football player from the Maryland School for the Deaf gets a scholarship to play for Towson University this Fall.
Cochlear implant technology makes it possible for babies and toddlers to receive the implant.
Article about the advancement of cochlear implant technology within the past 20 years.