The Listening Project: A Film About Living Successfully with Hearing Loss Premieres March 9th

A new documentary by renowned pediatric audiologist Jane Madell, PhD, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director, producer, writer and cinematographer Irene Taylor Brodsky will premiere on Friday, March 9 at the American Cochlear Implant Alliance’s (ACIA) annual scientific meeting in Washington, DC. A champagne reception and panel discussion with Dr. Madell and five of the young…

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JAMA Report on Cuba Sonic Attacks: Persistent Symptoms from Unusual Sounds Remains a Mystery

For nearly a year, between late 2016 and August 2017, several U.S. government personnel serving on diplomatic assignment in Havana, Cuba, reported unusual symptoms associated with exposure to a mysterious auditory phenomenon. Hearing Watch covered the initial reports here:   US Diplomats in Cuba Mysteriously Suffer Severe Hearing Loss; Investigators Suspect Covert Sonic Weapon Used…

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IntriCon Announces Record Breaking Year, Poised for Growth

ARDEN HILLS, MINNESOTA — IntriCon Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of miniaturized body-worn devices, including hearing aids, announced financial results for 2017. The suburban Minneapolis company, which provides hearing aids and other components for many distributors, announced record full-year revenue of $88.3 million for 2017, an increase of 30% over 2016. The company…

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Marion Downs Honored as “Great Colorado Woman” with Video Tribute

More than 18 months in the making, a video tribute recently aired on Rocky Mountain PBS honoring Marion Downs as a “Great Colorado Woman”. The tribute focused on her life and many scientific contributions.  The esteemed “Mother of Pediatric Audiology”, was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 2006. Downs, who was an…

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New Device Developed for Somasensory Tinnitus

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Kresge Hearing Research Institute recently developed a device for individuals suffering from annoying or debilitating tinnitus. Led by Susan Shore, PhD, the experimental intervention combines auditory and mild electrical pulse stimulation that offers promise as a neurologic approach to treating the incapacitating effects of tinnitus.…

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Rethinking the Hearing Aid User Guide to Improve Outcomes

Grit, guts, determination, fortitude, perseverance, tenacity. Those are a few of the words used to describe an individual’s ability to overcome obstacles and challenges in their life. No doubt, hearing care professionals, in their daily encounters with patients, are all-too familiar with these characteristics and how they affect treatment outcomes. Clinicians intuitively know that patients…

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