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University of British Columbia - Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found. The study is the first to discover a direct link between infants' oral-motor movements and auditory speech perception. In the study, published October 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ,

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 15, 2015 – The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is pleased to announce that Howard W. Francis, M.D., MBA, will join the AG Bell Board of Directors on November 1, 2015. Howard W. Francis, M.D., MBA, is professor and deputy director of the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

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CINCINNATI, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new computer program that analyzes functional brain MRIs of hearing impaired children can predict whether they will develop effective language skills within two years of cochlear implant surgery, according to a study in the journal Brain and Behavior . In the journal's Oct. 12 online edition, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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Auditory neuroscientists discover bottleneck of information flow in the ear and pave the way for gene therapy of deafness. Publication in ‘EMBO Journal’. Disabling hearing impairment (HI) affects 360 million people worldwide, and prevalence increases with age. So far, no causal treatment is available for its most common form, sensorineural HI. Göttingen and Berlin scientists have achieved a major advance

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International Partners Forum draws hearing healthcare partners from 35+ countries . October 13, 2015 – Kitchener, Canada – Unitron, a global innovator of technologically advanced hearing solutions, kicked off its International Partners Forum this week, drawing more than 90 representatives from nearly 40 countries across the world. The event, held in Prague, Czech Republic, officially launches Unitron’s latest platform, North,

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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

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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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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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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

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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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