Hearing Loss in One Ear Can Cause Language Problems

Hearing screening often takes place in newborn care facilities, but follow-up screenings are sometimes not completed until children are ready to enter elementary school.  Many times, children suffering from hearing loss in only one ear go undetected in these follow-up screenings.  This can lead to future challenges in language development.

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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