hearing loss cognition cardiovascular disease

Come for the Research, Stay for the Commentary: New Study Shows Links Between Hearing Loss, Heart Disease and Cognition

by Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-at-Large Considerable research, much of it published over the past ten years, indicates that middle aged and older adults with hearing loss have increased odds of developing cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and overall poorer quality of life. Case in point, this 2018 open access article in Hearing Research provides a valuable…

Read More
audiology managing severe hearing loss

New Professional Best Practice Guidance Published for the Management of Severe and Profound Hearing Loss

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak recently convened a group of international experts to pull together current research and make clear recommendations about what best care should look like for those with severe and profound hearing loss. These expert guidelines have been published and are available with open access, thanks to sponsorship from Phonak.    Guidelines created…

Read More
hearing loss covid-19 research

New Israeli Study Suggests COVID-19 Does Not Damage Auditory System

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been reports in the professional literature on possible hearing loss caused by the disease. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU), in collaboration with the Galilee Medical Center, finds no evidence of damage to the auditory system as a result of COVID-19 infection. The findings seemingly…

Read More
hearing aids dementia prevention

Can Treating Hearing Loss Sooner Stave off or Slow Down Dementia? New Clinical Trial Aims to Find Out

Ear Science Institute Australia are leading a world-first, Western Australian study investigating whether treating hearing loss sooner can stave off or slow down dementia, loneliness, anxiety and depression. A 24-month randomized clinical trial will begin soon and will see a multi-disciplinary team of Western Australian researchers and healthcare workers joining forces to find out if…

Read More

CHC Honors Award-Winning Music Director, Arranger, Orchestrator and Composer Alex Lacamoire at Virtual Gala Event

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC), a leading  nonprofit hearing health care center in New York that provides comprehensive services to people of all  ages who are hard of hearing, deaf or deafblind, today announced its 2020 virtual gala to be held  Saturday, October 17th, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (EDT).…

Read More

Cochlear Launches ‘Hearing 20/20’ Public Health Campaign Initiative

LONE TREE, COLORADO — Cochlear Limited, a global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has announced the launch of the Hearing 20/20 campaign, a new public health initiative to adopt 20/20 as a common metric for normal hearing, during October’s Audiology Awareness Month. Supported by 10 hearing health nonprofit and industry partners, establishing a simple, common…

Read More

Research Finds Transparent Face Shields and Masks Significantly Muffle Speech Sounds

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS —New research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) shows that while transparent masks and face shields aid in communication by restoring the visibility of the mouth and the lips, they muffle the sounds made by the speaker more than other masks do. Samuel Atcherson, Ph.D., professor of Audiology in…

Read More
resound hearing aids

ReSound Teams Up with World Champion Kayaker Eric Jackson to Promote Treatment of Hearing Loss

BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA – ReSound announced today a collaboration with Eric Jackson, a world champion athlete and entrepreneur, to promote the treatment of hearing loss. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 37.5 million U.S. adults report some trouble hearing. But it is an undertreated condition. Nearly 30 million Americans with mild to severe hearing…

Read More

HHTM Announces Addition of Shari Eberts to Editorial Team

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), an online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, has announced the appointment of Shari Eberts to its editorial team. Eberts, a well known hearing health advocate and founder of the popular Living With Hearing Loss blog, will become the new section editor for FindHearing.  Formerly operating…

Read More