04 December 2017

Around the World in Sound

Travel around the world in sound. Sound helps us to make sense of the world around us, and certain sounds can trigger memories. A recent survey by Amplifon, the worldwide dedicated hearing specialist found that two thirds of Brits say sounds evoke memories of places they have visited. 
04 December 2017

World Hearing Day 2017

Hearing well has no price: unaddressed hearing loss costs £640.7 billion pounds per year globally; checklist from the experts to reduce the impact of unaddressed hearing loss

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Warning over cold infections that can cause hearing loss

A simple cold infection can in rare cases have a devastating impact on your hearing, experts have warned.
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Teens warned over danger to hearing posed by rock concerts

Nearly three-quarters of teens attending a single rock concert experienced some form of hearing loss after the gig, according to the results of a new study.
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Technology capable of turning signs into text set to "empower" sign language users

Scientists at Technabling, an off-shoot company of the University of Aberdeen, are developing new technology that is capable of reading sign language and turning it into written words, according to a report from the University of Aberdeen (March 12th).
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Study reveals heightened sense of touch in people deaf from birth

People who are deaf from birth process the sense of touch differently in their brains than those who are born with normal hearing, a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has revealed. 
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Study Highlights Social Importance Of Hearing Loss Treatments

A study by the American Psychological Association has highlighted the importance of treating hearing loss adequately, showing that hearing aids can "significantly" lessen depression and anxiety.
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Prince Phillip Wears Hearing Aids for the First Time

Proving that hearing aids are fit for royalty, Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh has been sighted at a public appearance wearing 'behind-the-ear' hearing aids.
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New software suggests development in hearing aid technology

Researchers at Cambridge University claim to have developed new computer software which will further enhance the benefits of hearing aids.
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New Smartphone App Allows Sign Language Texting

A new app for smartphone keyboards called Signily allows users to send text messages and emails using sign language symbols.
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New middle ear device to restore lost hearing

Swedish scientists are claiming a breakthrough with a new type of hearing device for those with problems in the middle ear, which could improve life experiences for many of those suffering hearing impairment.
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New cancer treatment will reduce hearing loss

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has revealed plans to invest as much as £150 million in a radiotherapy cancer treatment that uses proton beams, which could help cancer sufferers to retain their hearing.
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Mouth Guard Could Provide a Simpler Alternative to Cochlear Implants

Scientists have developed a piece of technology that allows people to 'hear' via the tongue.
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Inner ear proteins may repair and renew hair cells

Scientists have found that the movement of a protein, which exists within the bundles of hair-like protrusions atop hair cells, exhibits the hallmarks of a repair and renewal process.
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Hearing loss danger for student musicians

Student musicians have been urged to take greater care of their hearing, as a new academic study shows the impact that loud music is having on the hearing of teens.
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Hearing impairment a major barrier to education

Hearing impairment presents a "major barrier" to children seeking to succeed in mainstream education, according to a new report from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center in the US.
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Hearing Aid Market to be Worth Over $5,000 Million by 2020

According to a new study by Grand View Research Inc., the global market for hearing aids is set to rise by 3.2 per cent from 2014 to 2020.
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Funding Announced for Tinnitus Treatments

Charity Action on Hearing Loss has recently announced plans for a new study that will be conducted at Newcastle University. 
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Ear Care Day - Tuesday March 3rd

This year, Tuesday March 3rd is International Ear Care Day. The focus of 2015's awareness day will be on making the act of listening safe, specifically targeting preventable sound damage. 
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Drugs to Treat Hearing Loss Could Be Available by 2020

The first drugs to treat hearing loss could be available in the next five years, according to a new report. 
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Could your lifestyle contribute to future hearing loss?

It's well documented that age can contribute to hearing loss, but did you know other factors such as lifestyle choices and noises we experience in our day-to-day lives can too?
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