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New family of BTE and ITE product styles designed to remove patient barriers. September 29, 2015 – Kitchener, Canada – Unitron, a global innovator of technologically advanced hearing solutions, today unveiled Stride, a new family of freshly designed BTE and ITE hearing instruments built on the North™ sound processing platform. Stride leverages Unitron’s patient-centric design philosophy and is packed with

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KANSAS CITY, MO— The older we get, the less likely we are to hear well, as our inner ear sensory hair cells succumb to age or injury. Intriguingly, humans are one-upped by fish here. Similar hair cells in a fish sensory system that dots their bodies and forms the lateral line, by which they discern water movement, are readily regenerated

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A music video generating lots of buzz in both the deaf and hearing communities locally and nationally made its debut Sept. 16 on the People.com website. “Home,” performed by Phillip Phillips, was coordinated by Stacy Lawrence, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf and a Brighton resident. Lawrence is the founder and director of

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Background American Cochlear Implant Alliance advocates for access to the continuum of cochlear implant care, which includes (re)habilitation needed for a child or an adult. Our State Champions assessed coverage of cochlear implantation under Affordable Care Act Marketplace plans. We found that CI was a covered service in nearly every plan we looked at. However, we had concerns relating to

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Canadian Medical Association Journal – For children with a common middle-ear problem, a simple procedure with a nasal balloon can reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). It is very common for young children to develop otitis media with effusion,

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Brazilian musician pledges his support for the non-profit foundation. Staefa, September 24, 2015 – The Hear the World Foundation is pleased to welcome the support of a new celebrity ambassador: Brazilian superstar Gilberto Gil is now championing the cause of the non-profit foundation, whose vision is to create a world in which every person has the chance to enjoy good

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University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences – PITTSBURGH, 2015 – Researchers have identified in an animal model the molecular mechanisms behind resilience to noise-induced tinnitus and a possible drug therapy that could reduce susceptibility to this chronic and sometimes debilitating condition. The findings by a team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine were published online in

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September 10, 2015 – Using powerful microscopy techniques, a research team led by scientists at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has pinpointed in mice the precise cellular location of two proteins known to be important for hearing and balance. The discovery provides additional evidence that the proteins,

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September 17, 2015 – One in six U.S. adults ages 18 and older reports trouble hearing without a hearing aid, according to new results from a nationally representative survey looking at hearing and hearing loss. Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) show age differences in self-reported hearing loss, use of hearing aids or assistive technology, and the

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Temporary visual deprivation shortly after birth induces permanent auditory responses in the visual area of the brain, highlighting a crossmodal competition for brain territories during the early sensitive period of brain development. University of Montreal – A brief period of postnatal visual deprivation, when early in life, drives a rewiring of the brain areas involved in visual processing, even if

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