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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced important steps to better support consumer access to hearing aids. The agency issued a guidance document explaining that it does not intend to enforce the requirement that individuals 18 and up receive a medical evaluation or sign a waiver prior to purchasing most hearing aids. This guidance is effective immediately. Today, the

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 18, 2016 - The International Hearing Society (IHS) announced that the United States Senate unanimously passed H.R. 3471 on November 17, 2016. This bill, commonly referred to as IHS’ “Fit to Serve” legislation, will provide veterans with improved hearing healthcare access and quality of services by integrating hearing aid specialists into the Department of Veterans Affairs

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Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common work-related condition in the United States. Each year, an estimated 22 million U.S. workers encounter noise exposures loud enough to be potentially hazardous. In addition to damaging workers’ quality of life, occupational hearing loss can carry a high economic price to society. Topper Industrial, the leader in the material handling equipment industry, recommend

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Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Jake Bugg, and nine other international stars from the acting, music, and fashion world have posed for legendary musician Bryan Adams to raise awareness about the importance of good hearing and the consequences of hearing loss. The limited edition 2017 Hear the World calendar is available for $40 USD today. One hundred percent of the proceeds

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Washington, DC. – Fatal and serious button battery incidents are still not decreasing. Data from the National Battery Ingestion Hotline for the 2-year period ending June 2016 show a rising number of button battery injuries caused by flameless candles. Last year more than 3,100 people of all ages swallowed button batteries. More than 1,900 were children. At least 20 fatal

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ZPower is pleased to announce that its rechargeable system for hearing aids will be on display at booth #402 during this year’s Academy of Doctors of Audiology’s (ADA) Annual Conference – AuDacity 2016 held at Loews Coronado Resort in San Diego, Calif. On November 10–12, 2016, ADA members, audiologists and hearing industry thought leaders from around the world will gather

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The brain's interpretation of sound is influenced by cues from other senses, explaining more precisely how we interpret what we hear at a particular moment, according to a report published in  Nature Neuroscience  online Oct. 31. In the new study in mice, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center found that nerve cells dedicated to hearing also rely on surrounding context to properly

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Listen up: Everybody has heard that exercise can help keep you slim and is good for heart health, but University of Florida researchers have also found that exercise may also help prevent age-related hearing loss — at least in mice. The researchers found that the sedentary mice lost structures that are important in the auditory system — hair cells and

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Research into Ménière's Disease is getting a big boost this week, with the release of a newly updated tool to record and analyze symptoms. The Ménière's Monitor allows users to collect information about their disease, helping them to manage their own condition as well as providing vital research data. The project is being led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical

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"Could you repeat that?" The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers at the University of Maryland have determined that something is going on in the brains of typical older adults that causes them to struggle to follow speech amidst background noise,

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