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Senator Heller to Receive Thanks at HIA Meeting

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The HIA announced that hearing health advocates will thank Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) at the HIA Annual Meeting on March 6, 2015 for introducing the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S.315) in conjunction with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

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Watch as Deaf Teen Hears for First Time

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In a video posted on the USA Today site, you can watch as deaf teenager Maggie Gleason hears for the first time in her life, thanks to an auditory brainstem implant (ABI).

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Sikka Receives $5.5 Million in Support Funds

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Sikka Software announced that the company has received $5.5 million in Series B funding from Sierra Ventures, with participation from its Series A investor, ATA Ventures.

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Ears May Have Special Pain Pathway, Study Finds

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Research scientists at Northwestern University have discovered that ears have a special pain pathway that serves as a warning system, sending signals to the brain to help protect us against damaging noise.

Dr Frank Lin shares his research on age-related hearing loss and cognition during his 2014 ADA “Game Changer” session, “Hearing Loss and Aging: Consequences, Implications, and Creating Better Outcomes Through Alternate Models of Care.”

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Research: The Effect of Hearing Loss on the Communication Partner

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In a recent JAAA article, Rebecca Kamil and Frank Lin provide a systematic review of literature about how hearing loss in older adults affects their communication partners. Not surprisingly, what emerges is evidence of restricted social life, burden in communication, and poorer quality of life and relationship satisfaction.

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BrainHearing: Maximizing Hearing and Listening

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BrainHearing endeavors to help the brain orient, separate, focus, and recognize sounds in order to apply meaning through the use of modern and highly sophisticated technologies and improved hearing aid fitting protocols to maximize hearing and listening.

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