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HIA Launches “Hear Well. Stay Vital.” Campaign to Promote Hearing Awareness

The Hearing Industries Association (HIA), in partnership with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and the International Hearing Society (IHS), has launched a public awareness campaign to promote better hearing called “Hear Well. Stay Vital.” The website helps disprove common myths about hearing loss and provides information on what to expect from a professional audiological exam, providing links to [...]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Hearing|Comments Off on HIA Launches “Hear Well. Stay Vital.” Campaign to Promote Hearing Awareness

Google Live Transcribe could be a big help for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Google is announcing two new features for Android phones today: Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier. They’re both designed as accessibility features to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Live Transcribe is an app that automatically transcribes speech in near-real time, allowing people to communicate in situations where they might not otherwise be able to. Sound Amplifier is designed for [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Google Live Transcribe could be a big help for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Researchers Identify Gene Associated with Age-related Hearing Loss

An international group of researchers, led by Ronna Hertzano, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), and Michael Bowl, PhD, program leader track scientist, Mammalian Genetics Unit, MRC Harwell Institute, UK, have identified the gene that acts as a key regulator for special cells needed in hearing. Ronna Hertzano, [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Researchers Identify Gene Associated with Age-related Hearing Loss

Older construction workers at increased risk for hearing loss

June 12, 2018 Silver Spring, MD — More than half of former construction workers have experienced hearing loss, and certain factors can exacerbate the condition, according to a recent study by the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR). Researchers looked at Building Trades Medical Screening Program data from more than 19,000 workers previously employed at Department of Energy [...]

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Hearing|Comments Off on Older construction workers at increased risk for hearing loss

Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia

The majority of us will think nothing of listening to loud music via headphones, or standing in the front row, next to the speakers, at a rock concert. But these habits may lead to subtle hearing loss, which, research now shows, may affect the brain in undesirable ways. Every day of our lives, we face being exposed to loud noises [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Hearing|Comments Off on Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia