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The Department of Defense (DoD) has reversed its policy and will cover Auditory Osseointegrated Implants (AOIs) as prosthetic devices for all Tricare beneficiaries. This reversal follows a comprehensive analysis and review of AOIs.  Tricare is a health care insurance system for military dependents and members of the military services that covers care not available through the usual U.S. military or public

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In the largest U.S. clinical trial of its kind funded by the Veterans Affairs (VA) Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, researchers at the VA Portland Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University found that transcranial magnetic stimulation significantly improved tinnitus symptoms for more than half of study participants. Their findings were published today in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology –

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New research with funding from UK charity Action on Hearing Loss has led to the discovery of a new biological mechanism involved in the progressive loss of hearing which could lead to new approaches to treating this common form of hearing loss. It’s known that gradual loss of sound-detecting sensory hair cells within the inner ear is associated with progressive

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”Audiologists around the world celebrated not only Michael Phelps’ outstanding Olympic achievements, but also the commitment of Michael and his fiancée to protecting their child’s ears in a very noisy and reverberant environment,” said Ian Windmill, PhD, president of the American Academy of Audiology. During recent Olympic swim meets, Phelps’ fiancée was shown holding their 3-month-old son, Boomer. Boomer was

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Straining to hear in noise is stressful for everyone but especially for people with hearing loss. Leading hearing aid manufacturer Oticon is the first to apply proven "pupillometry" science - a measurement of pupil dilation - to the development of revolutionary hearing aid technology that both reduces listening effort and conserves energy so that people recall more of what they've

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"A hearing test is being hailed as a revolutionary technique to spot autism years earlier than current methods can," the Mail Online reports. The test is based on measuring how the inner ear reacts to sound. But while the test shows promise, the headline is premature. The study the report is based on only looked at boys aged 6 to

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Since 2007, Oticon, Inc. has been hearing in pink with national campaigns that deliver compelling messages about hearing health and breast cancer awareness and, at the same time, help to raise funds to support life-saving research. This year will be no different. The 2016 “Hear in Pink” campaign will benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC). During September and October,

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Starkey Hearing Technologies has experienced an exciting last few months with our Halo 2 Made for iPhone hearing aid earning recognition from Inc. and the American Business Association for its innovative design and real-time value for patients. Now, we are pleased to announce that Halo 2 has been honored with a Gold Product Design Award from The Spark 10th Annual

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Roughly one-third of senior adult citizens suffer from moderate hearing loss. With more people choosing to attend live concerts without the use of ear protection, and with more emphasis on volume than on clarity, that number of people detrimentally effected by sound will likely increase. However, according to a new study reported by the Atlantic, we might be able to

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Approximately one in 10 adults in the U.S. have tinnitus, and durations of occupational and leisure time noise exposures are correlated with rates of tinnitus and are likely targetable risk factors, according to a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery . Tinnitus is a symptom characterized by the perception of sound in the absence of an external

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