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It’s winter, and your head is stuffed up from the cold or flu. Everything sounds muffled. If this has ever happened to you, you may have experienced conductive hearing loss, which occurs when sound can’t travel freely from the outer and middle ear to the inner ear. Other common causes include ear infections in children, or a build-up of earwax

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How can people get the most out of their appointments with a hearing care professional? What role do relatives and communication partners play? Which strategies and tips can help people with hearing loss improve communication on a daily basis? These are some of the questions addressed by a new suite of tools for people with hearing loss, which were recently

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Bundesliga youth team player and brand ambassador for Phonak Simon Ollert is paying a visit to the Swiss Hear the World Foundation’s partner project in Santo Domingo. The foundation has teamed up with the Centro Cristiano de Servicios Médicos aid organization to invite 20 Dominican children with hearing loss to share their experiences before enjoying a game of football. Their

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 18, 2016 - The International Hearing Society (IHS) announced that the United States Senate unanimously passed H.R. 3471 on November 17, 2016. This bill, commonly referred to as IHS’ “Fit to Serve” legislation, will provide veterans with improved hearing healthcare access and quality of services by integrating hearing aid specialists into the Department of Veterans Affairs

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Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common work-related condition in the United States. Each year, an estimated 22 million U.S. workers encounter noise exposures loud enough to be potentially hazardous. In addition to damaging workers’ quality of life, occupational hearing loss can carry a high economic price to society. Topper Industrial, the leader in the material handling equipment industry, recommend

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Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Jake Bugg, and nine other international stars from the acting, music, and fashion world have posed for legendary musician Bryan Adams to raise awareness about the importance of good hearing and the consequences of hearing loss. The limited edition 2017 Hear the World calendar is available for $40 USD today. One hundred percent of the proceeds

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New Sound Studio from Sonic is a sound player tool for fitting and verification supported in EXPRESSfit 2016.1 fitting software. Sound Studio creates sound scenes that enable hearing care professionals to set the stage for more customized fittings and greater patient satisfaction. The series of virtual sound scenes allows patients to experience multiple sound sources in a specific environment in

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The brain's interpretation of sound is influenced by cues from other senses, explaining more precisely how we interpret what we hear at a particular moment, according to a report published in  Nature Neuroscience  online Oct. 31. In the new study in mice, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center found that nerve cells dedicated to hearing also rely on surrounding context to properly

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Listen up: Everybody has heard that exercise can help keep you slim and is good for heart health, but University of Florida researchers have also found that exercise may also help prevent age-related hearing loss — at least in mice. The researchers found that the sedentary mice lost structures that are important in the auditory system — hair cells and

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Research into Ménière's Disease is getting a big boost this week, with the release of a newly updated tool to record and analyze symptoms. The Ménière's Monitor allows users to collect information about their disease, helping them to manage their own condition as well as providing vital research data. The project is being led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical

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