Welcome to our News section. In this area you will find articles about hearing loss, new developments in hearing research, hearing instruments, and related devices.
Nearly 32 million children across the world live with disabling hearing loss. A new WHO report, "Childhood hearing loss: act now, here’s how", suggests that 60% of this can be prevented. It also highlights that if hearing loss is detected early enough, and if children receive the care they need, they can reach their full potential. “A child who struggles
A recent study by Jamie Desjardins, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the speech-language pathology program at The University of Texas at El Paso, found that hearing aids improve brain function in persons with hearing loss. Hearing loss, if left untreated, can lead to serious emotional and social consequences, reduced job performance and diminished quality of life. Untreated hearing loss also
The first study to measure the full spectrum of age-related damage to all five senses found that 94 percent of older adults in the United States have at least one sensory deficit, 38 percent have two, and 28 percent have three, four or five. The study, published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society ,
More than one in 20 (nearly 3.3 million) children between the ages of three and 17 have a dizziness or balance problem, according to an analysis of the first large-scale, nationally representative survey of these problems in U.S. children. Prevalence increases with age, with 7.5 percent of children ages 15-17 and 6.0 percent of children ages 12-14 having any dizziness
Young Americans are exposing themselves to a high risk of losing their hearing with 60 percent of teenagers and young adults revealing they listen to at least an hour of music a day through headphones, 15 percent doing so at very high or maximum volumes. Among the fascinating insights into our listening behavior found in the “How the World Hears”
Bethesda, MD (January 28, 2016): The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss, invites you to attend Convention 2016, being held June 23-26, 2016 at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. The Convention, now in its 31st year, features an extensive educational program and exhibit hall and trade show for people with
Apple recently has filed a new document with the Federal Communications Commission in which it argues that Made for iPhone, or MFi, accessories should be acknowledged by the organization as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance. Recently, the FCC has proposed that all phones and consumer wireless devices must be compatible with hearing aids. In response to the new proposal
A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine last week, examines hearing difficulty and tinnitus as two potentially debilitating physical conditions that are prevalent in the United States, especially among workers occupationally-exposed to noise. Hazardous noise is prevalent in the workplace, affecting approximately 22 million U.S. workers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 2.4 million teens use electronic cigarettes, and that 70 percent of middle and high school students have been exposed to e-cig advertising. There’s renewed attention to the potential health risks of e-cigs, but overlooked is the danger to the hearing of young people. A study published last June
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two notices related to hearing aids, referencing the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report to the President: Aging America & Hearing Loss: Imperative of Improved Hearing Technologies. (A PCAST report summary can be found here and the full report can be found here.) The FDA is also mindful