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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…

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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).…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Naked mole rats are nearly deaf because their ears can’t amplify sound

Naked mole rats have poor hearing because, unlike other mammals, they have abnormal outer hair cells that can’t amplify sound. The animals could be used to model human deafness and help develop treatments. A Dutch research team first measured the animals’ neural responses to various tones played to them. This confirmed that they struggled to…

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USPSTF Says Evidence is Still Lacking for Screening Older Adults for Hearing Loss

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced on September 9 that current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of hearing loss screening for older adults. This finding forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Sept. 8 by the USPSTF. The United States Preventive Services Task Force…

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Frequency Therapeutics Finds Sustained Improvement in Hearing Loss Patients Treated with FX-322

WOBURN, MASSACHUSETTS – Frequency Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FREQ), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on harnessing the body’s innate biology to repair or reverse damage caused by a broad range of degenerative diseases, today presented clinical results from a longer-term durability study of FX-322, showing that some patients with chronic sensorineural hearing loss had significant improvement…

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Indiana University Cancer Center Researcher Receives $5.7M Grant to Study Chemo-Induced Hearing Loss, Toxicities

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA —A researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year, $5.7 million National Cancer Institute grant to evaluate long-term health outcomes for cancer patients who receive platinum-based chemotherapies.  An internationally recognized expert on cancer survivorship, Lois B. Travis, MD, ScD, leads the ongoing study that could lessen…

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