Novel Approach to Hearing Research Takes to the Road

By Victoria Adshead     A £350,000 National Institute of Hearing Research-funded study is taking to the road in a unique research van to visit 200 infants who have been fitted with hearing aids. Researchers at the University of Manchester came up with the idea as they know that pressures on families can make participation in…

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Hearing Aid Acoustician Programme: Eduplex Institute – Part 2

Editor’s Note: In last week’s post, we introduced the Eduplex Training Institute (ETI) as an education training provider offering courses related to hearing and being available to individuals anywhere in the world through a unique global eLearning approach. Hearing Aid Acoustician Programme Description   The Eduplex Training Institute recognizes that travel to existing, and often distant, educational sites is typically not practical…

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Say What? – Understanding Auditory Processing Disorders

Hearing loss isn’t just about the ear’s ability to process sound and send the signal to the brain. How the central nervous system processes the sound is a large contributor to speech perception.  The central nervous system plays an active role in working memory, language, and attention.  Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) are also referred to…

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Hearing Loss Is Another Health Risk to Childhood Obesity

In HHMT blogs we have covered hearing loss associated with Cardiovascular disease , diabetes and a variety of other conditions.  This week we focus on a study published in June in The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc which links Childhood Obesity and sensorineural hearing loss in adolescents. First, how is Obesity defined?  The…

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New test is good news for audiologists and their hard-to-test patients

I want to tell you about a new reason why this is a good time to be an audiologist. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the marketing in the U.S. of a new test system called HEARLab. The system was researched and developed in Australia by the NAL (National Acoustic Laboratories). It is manufactured…

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