Archive | April, 2013

Bone Conduction Implant System

Just recently, a man received the world’s first bone conduction implant system, called the Bonebridge. Brian Hogg, 29, from Edinburgh in Scotland received this implant along with a right ear reconstruction in December 2012, which was needed because of a genetic disorder that affects the proper growth of the head and neck, called Treacher Collins […]

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Sudden, Temporary Hearing Loss A Good Thing

Contrary to popular belief, sudden and temporary hearing loss, especially after being exposed to loud noise, may be good and not necessarily bad or damaging. In fact, when sound levels rise, the cells in our cochlea releases the ATP hormone, which causes temporary reduction in hearing sensitivity. There has been cases where people lost their […]

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Hearing Aids to Prevent Falls?

A study is being set up to research whether hearing aids and other devices can help prevent falls. UT Dallas researchers are recruiting patients for a new study to look at a possible connection between hearing deficits and the likelihood of falls. They are looking for 10 adults, ages 50 to 80 years, who have […]

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Emergency Service for the Deaf and Speech-Impaired

It looks like emergency service via 911 is becoming a reality for the deaf and speech-impaired in North America. In Canada, it was announced recently that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has ordered that wireless carriers must make changes to make it possible for 911 to be available via text messaging within twelve months. […]

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Donating Your Hearing Aids

Do you have hearing aids sitting in the drawer or in your closet that you don’t wear any more, but don’t know what to do with them? Or do you have hearing aids from family members who have passed away or those who now have cochlear implants and don’t wear the hearing aids anymore? There […]

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Deaf Culture

Deaf culture. Notice that I spelled it with a big “D.” There are people who are deaf, and then there are people who are Deaf. There’s a difference; the oral deaf tend to either live part-time in both Deaf and hearing worlds or live mainly in the hearing world. The manual deaf (those who sign […]

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