NDI and AFCPE Join Forces to Bolster the Financial Health of People with Disabilities

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Partnership will improve the financial knowledge, education, wellness and know-how within the disability community. (Washington, D.C. – August, 2014) – Today, National Disability Institute (NDI), the first national non-profit dedicated exclusively to building a better economic future for people with disabilities, and the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®), a non-profit professional membership organization committed to improving personal financial management education, training and … Read More

Poor Hearing Confines Older Adults to their Homes

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Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology Research Center. Impaired vision and hearing make it difficult to interact in social situations. However, social relationships and situations in which there is an opportunity to meet and interact with other people are … Read More

New Treatment Successful for Rare and Disabling Movement Disorder, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)

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New York – August, 2014 ––  People who suffer from a rare illness, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS), now have a chance for full recovery thanks to treatment developed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Their findings were published online in the July issue of Frontiers in Neurology. People often feel a sensation of movement, called Mal … Read More

Rare Developmental Disorder Linked to Tumor-Suppressing Protein, Researchers Find

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Researchers have revealed a new insight into CHARGE syndrome, a rare developmental disorder. A protein known for its tumor-suppressing properties can also trigger developmental disorders, including CHARGE syndrome, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. CHARGE, which affects 1 in 10,000 babies, is an acronym whose letters stand for some of the more common symptoms of the condition: … Read More

The Latest Cochlear Implant Technology from Advanced Bionics Now Available in Australia

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System includes the world’s most advanced behind-the-ear sound processor and groundbreaking electrode. VALENCIA, Calif., August 28, 2014 – Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant technology and a company of the Sonova Group, announced today that the HiFocus™ Mid-Scala electrode and the Naída CI Q70 (Naída CI) sound processor are now commercially available in Australia. Partnering with Phonak, the … Read More

The Latest Cochlear Implant Technology from Advanced Bionics Now Available in Australia

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System includes the world’s most advanced behind-the-ear sound processor and groundbreaking electrode. VALENCIA, Calif., August 28, 2014 – Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant technology and a company of the Sonova Group, announced today that the HiFocus™ Mid-Scala electrode and the Naída CI Q70 (Naída CI) sound processor are now commercially available in Australia. Partnering with Phonak, the … Read More

Study: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Alters Brain Responses to Speech

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Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper published this week in Ear and Hearing, researchers demonstrated for the first time how noise-induced hearing loss affects the brain’s recognition of speech sounds. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) reaches … Read More

Hearing Our Way: Giving Kids with Hearing Loss a Kickstart

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(ST. LOUIS, MO – August 14, 2014) – Less than a week into its exciting Kickstarter campaign, Hearing Our Way, the magazine for children and teens with hearing loss, has already achieved over 35% of its funding goal. The magazine, envisioned and established by recent deaf education graduate Melanie Paticoff, provides social and emotional support to young people with hearing aids and cochlear … Read More

ASHA Announces 2014 Media Award Winners

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NBC’s TODAY Show, USA Today, Allied Health Media, NPR Honored; Ann W. Kummer, Patti Martin, Yadira Medina-Torres, and Sonja Pruitt-Lord Named 2014 Media Champions. Rockville, MD – August 4, 2014 – In recognition of news coverage that helped promote public awareness of communication disorders, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has named NBC’s TODAY Show, USA Today, Allied Health Media, and NPR as the … Read More

Newly Discovered Gene Mutation is Linked to Hereditary Deafness

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Researchers led by geneticists at the Miller School have discovered a new gene mutation that causes hearing loss. Their study, which focused on a large Turkish family in which six individuals have been affected by hereditary deafness, identified a mutated form of the gene FAM65B as a cause of sensorineural hearing loss. The research also demonstrates that FAM65B is a previously unrecognized component of … Read More