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Hearing loss, impairment or deafness may be of two major types: one that develops some time in life, one that a baby is born with – or congenital deafness. Most commonly, hearing loss is seen with age or is caused by exposure to loud noises.
FDA approves use of 2.4 GHz wireless protocol with Cochlear Nucleus 6 Sound Processor

FDA approves use of 2.4 GHz wireless protocol with Cochlear Nucleus 6 Sound Processor

Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity with the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor. [More]
Canada funds 22 inventive ideas for improving health in low-resource countries

Canada funds 22 inventive ideas for improving health in low-resource countries

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today announced $2.4 million in seed funds shared between 22 projects from Canada and nine developing nations, to pursue inventive new ideas for improving health in low-resource countries. [More]
LSDF announces $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to promote health-related technologies

LSDF announces $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to promote health-related technologies

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced nearly $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to Washington state for-profit and non-profit organizations to promote translation of health-related technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. [More]
Research: People with learning disabilities are suffering from hearing loss

Research: People with learning disabilities are suffering from hearing loss

At least forty per cent of UK people with learning disabilities are suffering from hearing loss, but new research shows they are unlikely to be diagnosed. [More]

Research examines evidence of damage to hearing

New research examines evidence of damage to your hearing. Many people listen to loud music without realizing that this can affect their hearing. [More]
Human genetics expert wins 2014 Basser Global Prize for BRCA-related research

Human genetics expert wins 2014 Basser Global Prize for BRCA-related research

Twenty years after the first identification of the BRCA1 gene, the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA will honor the geneticist credited with its founding with the second annual Basser Global Prize. [More]
GenVec reports net loss of $1.7 million for second quarter 2014

GenVec reports net loss of $1.7 million for second quarter 2014

GenVec, Inc. today reported financial results for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014. For the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, the company reported a net loss of $1.7 million or $0.10 per share on revenues of $0.1 million as compared to a net loss of $3.1 million or $0.24 per share on revenues of $0.7 million in the same period in the prior year. [More]
Cochlear calls for action to prevent proposed Medicare rule

Cochlear calls for action to prevent proposed Medicare rule

If the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adopts a new rule proposed in July, people with certain types of hearing loss will no longer be able to secure Medicare coverage for certain types of hearing prosthetics that have been covered since 2006. [More]

Washington Self-Insured Association partners with MEDPlus Health

MEDPlus Health Solutions, an industry leader in workers' compensation cost-containment, announced today they have been selected as the preferred vendor of hearing devices, supplies and services for the Washington Self-Insured Association as of July 1, 2014. [More]
UH Case Medical Center implants new type of cochlear device in patients with hearing problem

UH Case Medical Center implants new type of cochlear device in patients with hearing problem

University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the first in Cleveland to implant a new type of cochlear device for adults who have lost the high frequency range of their hearing, but have retained the low frequencies with or without a hearing aid. [More]
Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech

Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech

Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Dallas. [More]
Genomics testing in action: an interview with Kevin Haar, CEO, Appistry

Genomics testing in action: an interview with Kevin Haar, CEO, Appistry

The more connections are made between genes, disease and drugs, and the more that we continue to understand about those connections, the more critical genetic testing will become in modern medicine. [More]
Integrated therapies can reduce depression by half among people with low vision due to AMD

Integrated therapies can reduce depression by half among people with low vision due to AMD

The first clinical trial to examine integrated low vision and mental health treatment has shown that the approach can reduce the incidence of depression by half among people with low vision due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). [More]
Study identifies hearing requirements of British soldiers fighting on the frontline

Study identifies hearing requirements of British soldiers fighting on the frontline

University of Southampton researchers, with assistance from the Ministry of Defence, have conducted the first study to identify the hearing requirements of British soldiers fighting on the frontline. [More]
Lassa virus uses two-step process to invade cells, shows study

Lassa virus uses two-step process to invade cells, shows study

Scientists have discovered that the Lassa virus, which is endemic to West Africa, uses an unexpected two-step process to enter cells. [More]
Tinnitus patients process emotions differently in brain from those with normal hearing

Tinnitus patients process emotions differently in brain from those with normal hearing

Patients with persistent ringing in the ears - a condition known as tinnitus - process emotions differently in the brain from those with normal hearing, researchers report in the journal Brain Research. [More]
Henry Ford launches clinical trial for treatment of tinnitus caused by noise trauma

Henry Ford launches clinical trial for treatment of tinnitus caused by noise trauma

Henry Ford Health System has launched a clinical trial to investigate a new drug for the treatment of tinnitus, a chronic ringing of the head or ears that affects more than 600 million people worldwide. [More]
Fireworks, public transportation, construction sites can induce hearing loss

Fireworks, public transportation, construction sites can induce hearing loss

Summer sounds include much more than crickets chirping. Outdoor concerts, parades, 4th of July fireworks, public transportation and construction sites all have one thing in common. [More]
Contacta to manufacture HLD large area hearing loop product platform in the USA

Contacta to manufacture HLD large area hearing loop product platform in the USA

Contacta Inc. has today announced the HLD large area hearing loop product platform will be manufactured in the USA. [More]
Reducing smoking and avoiding passive exposure to tobacco smoke may reduce risk of hearing loss

Reducing smoking and avoiding passive exposure to tobacco smoke may reduce risk of hearing loss

Giving up or reducing smoking and avoiding passive exposure to tobacco smoke may reduce your risk of hearing loss, new research shows. [More]