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Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:11
Superhero with hearing loss Sapheara

Children with hearing loss have a new superhero to look up to! Sapheara, a superheroine with cochlear implants, will appear in a one-time comic that was developed through a partnership between Marvel and the Children's Hearing Institute in New York City. The comic seeks to boost the confidence of hearing-impaired children, educate the public about the many hearing solutions available today, and decrease the stigma of wearing a hearing aid.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:06

“It’s not really so much about not being able to hear – it’s more about not being able to understand”. My father and I were talking on the phone when he made this remark about progressive hearing loss – something we talk about a lot these days. He has worn hearing aids for decades and now aged 90 his loss of hearing is what he describes as ‘significant’.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:06

As a Doctor of Audiology with 21 years of experience, naturally I would have an interest in the effects that hearing loss has on one’s ability to effectively communicate with family, friends, and co-workers. In summary, the authors conclude that the increased incidence of dementia in the hearing impaired subjects is possibly due to the strain of deciding sounds over the years which may overwhelm the brain.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:21
Hearing Loss Awareness Miss America

Three women competing in this year’s Miss America pageant — airing Sunday night — are using their platforms to raise awareness of their health conditions. Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter, doesn’t let her 2010 diagnosis with multiple sclerosis slow her down. “But MS does not have me.” She’s excelled so much since her diagnosis with the progressive neurological condition that she won Wednesday’s primary talent competition with her fiddle skills.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:21

Engineers in Canada have built a chin strap that harnesses energy from chewing and turns it into electricity. Dr Aidin Delnavaz and Dr Jeremie Voix, mechanical engineers at the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal, Canada, suggest that jaw movements are a promising candidate for harvesting natural energy.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:33

Marvel's archer superhero Hawkeye, who recently lost his hearing, got a helping hand from an empathetic Utah mother, whose own daughter is deaf, too. Hawkeye, whose real name is Clint Barton, damaged his hearing years ago in a fight and wore hearing aids for a while. The deafened Hawkeye has been an inspiration for children such as 4-year-old Anthony Smith who doesn't have hearing loss.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:00

If you have, or suspect you may have, hearing loss, talking to your boss and co-workers can help to maintain effective communication in the office. You might need to give your coworkers and your boss a few tips on how to best communicate with you.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:50

 To get hearing aids, you should first have a hearing evaluation to determine the type and amount of your hearing loss. The process begins with a medical and audiologic examination. You will need an examination of your ear, nose, and throat and possibly other ...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:50

In this article, a performing musician, sound engineer, and audiologist reports on an audio system built around a unique wide-band, high-fidelity in-ear-monitor system that has binaural microphones imbedded in the earpieces. The post A Solution to Challenges Faced by Hearing-impaired Musicians Performing on Loud Amplified Stages first appeared on Hearing Review.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:50

The hearing health care field has evolved. “Between the multitude of hearing aid manufacturers and the ever-changing models of hearing aids... choosing a hearing aid is difficult, but choosing the right audiology practice can be easy,” said audiologist, Dr. Johnson continued, “We want to simplify ...

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