The World Health Organization (WHO) is promoting its “Make Listening Safe” campaign to raise awareness of recreational noise-induced hearing loss on March 3, 2015: International Ear Care Day.
The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) in Australia launched a pilot study to determine how live music venues in Australia can reduce their noise levels to be more “hearing friendly.”
Honeywell has announced a free software upgrade for its VeriPRO earplug fit-testing system. The upgrade to VeriPRO 3.0 offers users a more efficient and user-friendly way to fit-test earplugs.
A new study commissioned by Siemens Hearing Instruments suggests that teen hearing loss may be on the rise, with 1 in 6 teens showing hearing loss symptoms often or all of the time, and nearly 9 in 10 engaged in activities that could place them at risk for hearing loss.
Marshall Chasin, AuD, shows why assymetric hearing loss does not necessarily rule out a noise-induced component.
Lil Mike is an animated rapper aimed at improving ear health within the Aboriginal community in Australia.
"Can we get to the point where hearing aids, like glasses, are the symbol of a solution, rather than a problem?" Dennis Van Vliet, AuD ponders that question in the August 2014 Final Word column.
Larry Revit, MA, a performing musician, sound engineer, and audiologist, reports on an audio system built around a unique wide-band, high-fidelity in-ear-monitor system that has binaural microphones imbedded in the earpieces.
High-fidelity hearing protectors preserve the sound quality of music and voices, and are the best choice for most musicians’ hearing protection needs.
Martin Pienkowski, PhD, has received a $20,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Lions Hearing Research Foundation to research potential risks to the hearing of people working or living in moderately noisy environments that are presently considered safe by occupational noise exposure standards.
The new Howard Leight FirmFit™ earplugs feature a soft, comfortable fit, and improved noise protection for users of classic-style foam earplugs.
The new findings suggest that noise-induced hearing loss has another very important component beyond just hair cells: the loss of cochlear nerve fibers.
Noise exposure and perceptions of hearing were explored through a survey of 344 college students in forestry and wildlife management courses. Results support the need for education about noise-induced auditory damage along with promotion of healthy hearing habits at the collegiate level.
A hearing screener from E.A.R. is designed as inexpensive and effective way to increase referrals, as well as check the attenuation and fit of hearing protection.
In Part 4 of this 5-part series, our roundtable takes on the topics of marketing and outreach to physicians, changing attitudes about hearing aids in younger patients, and a greater willingness to try new technology.
Recent evidence has demonstrated that, although noise and aging play large roles in hearing loss, cardiovascular health and fitness also influence hearing acuity. Part 2 of this 2-part article looks at body composition and hearing loss, as well as other contributing factors.
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announces the launch of its newly remodeled website, www.BetterHearing.org.
The CCS-200 spirometer is now available from Benson Medical Instruments.
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Oticon, Widex, and GN ReSound will open a new research facility on the campus of DTU.
Oticon Foundation, Somerset, NJ, has announced a $1.1 million grant to the Technical University of Denmark to fund a new research group in hearing diagnostics.