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Sep. 03, 2019

People with Hearing Loss Have a Secret

Gael Hannan
I’ve got a secret and if you have any degree of hearing loss, you’re keeping a secret too.    We don’t understand what people are saying, even though we pretend to.   Yes, that’s the secret. We fake comprehension. We try to pass as people who understand you as you speak, looking like we’re soaking up every word. We don’t
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Sep. 03, 2019

Oticon Employees Stuff the Bus with Backpacks and School Supplies for Local Students

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY —  Oticon, Inc. employees turned a company end-of-summer picnic into a back-to-school benefit for area students.  In partnership with the United Way Stuff the Bus program, Oticon employees led a company-wide drive for donations of much-needed backpacks and school supplies for local youngsters.   The donation of new school supplies allows children to start the school year
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Aug. 23, 2019

Illinois Passes Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Hearing Aids for Seniors

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS — The Illinois legislature has passed House Bill 3503, which requires insurance companies to provide optional coverage for hearing aids and related services for all individuals 65 years of age and older when they are prescribed by a hearing care professional. The legislation was championed by State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood).   House Bill 3503 passed the Senate
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Aug. 19, 2019

What does the McLaren F1 racing car have in common with room acoustics?

Marshall Chasin
The field of room acoustics is not shiny, does not have neat doors that swing up, and does not travel in excess of 100 mph.  But the laws of room acoustics do have something in common with the McLaren F1 racing car. Specifically, what do the laws governing room acoustics have to do with the McLaren F1 racing car’s windshield
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Aug. 16, 2019

Jonathan Hutcherson Offers Inspiration and Music at 2019 AG Bell LOFT Program

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
Singer/Songwriter and 2018 Oticon Focus on People “Special Achievement” Award Winner Jonathan Hutcherson shared his unique story and his talent with teens participating in the 2019 AG Bell Leadership Opportunities for Teens (LOFT) program in Washington, DC.    The summer program, now in its 23rd year, is dedicated to shaping and transforming the lives of teens who are deaf and
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Aug. 12, 2019

New Study Suggests Hearing Loss in Middle Age May Double Risk of Developing Dementia

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
Hearing loss in middle age was found to be associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia later in life, according to a large study conducted in Taiwan published in JAMA Network Open on July 31st.   Using data from more than 16,000 men and women, researchers found that a new diagnosis of hearing loss between ages 45 and 65 more than
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Jul. 25, 2019

Missouri Governor Signs Statewide Hearing Aid Distribution Program Into Law

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI – Missouri Governor Mike Parson has signed Senate Bill 101 into law. This measure will allow the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) to begin establishing a statewide hearing aid distribution program for low-income Missourians. Senate Bill 101 was Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed by the Missouri legislature on May 14, 2019.
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Jul. 23, 2019

An orchestral setup that Mozart would be proud of

Marshall Chasin
Although I have not seen Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart clinically for a couple of years, I know him well enough to know that he was ahead of his time, hated old conventions, and was always pushing the envelope to expand the music, especially when it came to the masses.   So, if Mozart were here today, how would he have changed
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Jul. 12, 2019

Loud Music is the Same as Stress, at the Molecular Level

Marshall Chasin
At the molecular level, the effects of loud noise and music, are the same as that of stress.    In both cases, during stress and loud noise exposure, calcium ions rush into the cell causing depolarization and cell death. What was flippantly referred to as the “mind/body connection” in the 1960s actually has a pretty solid physiological basis, at least
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Jul. 08, 2019

Why You Should Find A Hearing Loss Peer Group

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
It is hard to understand hearing loss until you have lived it — the mental fatigue that comes from listening all day, the debilitating impact of background noise, the frustration of non-working accessibility equipment. These are things people with hearing loss face on a daily basis. People with typical hearing — well, they just hear. This is why it is