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In October 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Act of 2017 into law, which will fund continued research and improve program development for early hearing detection and intervention in newborns and young children with hearing loss for the next five years. The current bill improves critical programs that diagnose and treat newborns and young

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Precisely timed sound stimulation coupled with weak electrical pulses delivered to the neck or cheeks could bring relief from tinnitus. This is the potentially ground-breaking news from researchers at the University of Michigan. Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? A research group at the University of Michigan led by Susan Shore understood that the fusiform cells of the dorsal

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Contributed by Lisa Packer, staff writer, Healthy Hearing January 4, 2018 Imagine being near the end of your life and not being able to connect with your loved ones or hear your doctor’s recommendations for your care. You would probably feel lonely, frightened and perhaps depressed. But the unfortunate reality is that thousands of hospice patients experiencing hearing loss are

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The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing recently announced a $75,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS.  The grant will be used to help families with a child who is deaf find the resources they need for their child to learn to listen and speak. In

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People who experience hearing loss could be at greater risk of memory and thinking problems later in life than those without auditory issues, research suggests. The study focused on people who were at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, revealing that those who were diagnosed with hearing loss had a higher risk of “mild cognitive impairment” four years later. “It’s really not

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It was once thought that hearing loss in older women might be linked to loss of estrogen and progesterone following menopause and that hormone therapy might reduce that risk. Recent results from the Nurses' Health Study II indicate just the opposite — that late natural menopause and the use of oral hormone therapy are linked to a higher risk of

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Screening newborn babies who are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using a testing process called high-frequency tympanometry can help identify middle-ear problems earlier, according to newly published research from a local team of researchers. "If people cannot hear, we need to know if the problem is with the middle ear, inner ear or hearing nerve. Obviously, a baby

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Two researchers at UConn School of Medicine have developed a new hearing test that can identify hearing loss or deficits in some individuals considered to have normal or near-normal hearing in traditional tests. Many adults report difficulties hearing in everyday situations, despite having their physicians or audiologists tell them that the results of their hearing tests are normal or near-normal.

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If you are one of the millions of people in the U.S. with  tinnitus , or ringing in the ears, you might already know how debilitating it can be. Or perhaps you are one of those who considers tinnitus to be “no big deal," and who doesn’t suffer any ill effects in their day-to-day lives. If you are one of those

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If you’ve noticed changes in your hearing over time, you may be thinking about scheduling a hearing test . You visit the dentist and the eye doctor, so how about the audiologist? Your ears are just as important as your eyes and teeth! If you haven’t been to an audiologist in years (or decades) you may be wondering what to

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