A causative gene for a highly common type of hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL) has been identified by a group of Japanese researchers, who successfully replicated the condition using a transgenic mouse. This discovery could potentially be used to develop new treatments for hearing loss. The findings were published on October 5 in the online version of EMBO
People suffering from chronic ringing in the ears -- called tinnitus -- may find some relief by spraying the hormone oxytocin in their nose, a small initial study by Brazilian researchers suggests. Oxytocin -- dubbed the "love hormone" because it promotes social connections -- might also help relieve the annoying and sometimes disturbing noises of tinnitus. "Oxytocin has actions in the
ReSound ® introduced a new model to the award-winning ReSound LiNX2™ family: the world's only mini behind-the-ear (BTE) model to feature Made for iPhone. In addition, the mini BTE also features telecoil capabilities. ReSound LiNX2 is the world’s first internet-connected hearing aid, connecting to the internet to locate misplaced hearing aids. This new model enhances the award-winning ReSound Smart Hearing portfolio, giving
A team of UT Dallas researchers has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an open-source platform that will enable researchers and companies to create hearing enhancing smartphone apps. Many smartphones feature advanced microphones and also use Bluetooth and wireless technology to connect to add-on devices. The $1.86 million, five-year grant will allow the researchers
A new study finds widespread hearing loss among elderly Americans, with an especially high rate for those 90 and older. In the study sample of 647 people aged 80 and above, nearly all had some level of hearing loss based on test results, with the over-90s the most affected. "Hearing loss accelerates with age in the oldest old, a population
The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Starkey Hearing Technologies as a finalist in the Healthcare-Established category for the 2016 Tekne Awards for our Halo 2 Made for iPhone hearing aids. This honor highlights the continued technological and innovative success of our Halo 2 hearing aids, which features the industry’s first quad core twin compressor technology. Designed to
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of a device that uses a small balloon to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), a condition in which pressure, pain or clogged or muffled sensations occur in the ear. The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the back of the throat. It is normally filled with air and helps
Estimates are that millions of people have asymmetric hearing loss, where there is more hearing loss in one ear than the other. This can pose serious challenges to understanding speech and identifying where sounds are coming from, even though people may partially adapt to asymmetric inputs to the brain, says University of Massachusetts Amherst hearing researcher Richard Freyman. The specific
The Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus (FCHHC) hosted a tour of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Porter Neuroscience Research Center in Bethesda, MD, on August 18. The visit was attended by 25 Congressional staffers and hearing health advocates. Dr. James Battey Jr., NIDCD Director, opened the tour by reviewing NIDCD operations and the
Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They suggest further exploration of the results of a case study showing the effectiveness of using several therapies together in cases of early diagnosis. Childhood apraxia of speech occurs when children
January 2011 NuEar intrudced the new Imagine VS (vivid speech)Technology. It is even available in the all new Invisible In Canal (IIC) style.
Imagine is a total new digital hearing aid that used nanotechnology. It's the only hearing instrument in the world with Active Feedback Intercept-eliminating feedback by moving it in time, so there are no artifacts left behind. Best in class Directional Speech Detector on the market today. There is not hearing aid that gives you more of what you want to hear and less of what you don't want to hear.
Dr. Reese has worked with most major hearing aid manufactures and says: "the new Imagine VS digital hearing instruments from NuEar are simply the best in every aspect of amplification."