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Pediatrics

Young Baby Brains Rehearse Sounds

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Infants can tell the difference between sounds of all languages until about 8 months of age when their brains start to focus only on the sounds they hear around them.

De Wet Swanepoel, PhD, testing a 4-year-old with hearScreen, a smart phone app. Photo credit: University of Pretoria.
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News

Ida Institute Introduces Teens and Tweens Dilemma Game

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Ida Institute has introduced the Teen and Tweens Dilemma Game, a new version of the popular Dilemma Game tool that is designed to better prepare hearing care professionals to deal with clinical situations when treating teenage patients.

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Figure 2. Simulated real ear output for standard conversational level speech presented from the Audioscan Verifit loudspeaker (Green), for a recorded speech passage presented to the microphone of the hearing aid (Pink) (ie, “Acoustic Telephone”), and for a recorded speech passage presented to the hearing aid telecoil (Blue).
William Kronenberger, PhD

Implants

Researchers Identify Pattern of Cognitive Risks in Some Children with Cochlear Implants

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A new study from Indiana University shows that children with profound deafness who receive a cochlear implant had as much as 5 times the risk of delays in areas of working memory, controlled attention, planning, and conceptual learning as children with normal hearing. The research also shows that many children develop average or better executive functioning skills after cochlear implantation. Once again, age of implantation may be a key.

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Tina Childress, MA
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Deepa Sekhar, MD

Products

Products

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A new online audiology publication, a console for children and some new hearing aid devices are all part of this month’s Products.

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Oticon donated a pair of hearing instruments to 16-year-old Maranda Hayes to replace the hearing devices that were lost when the teen’s home was destroyed following the plant explosion in West, Texas hometown.  Oticon donated the Agil Pro hearing instruments as part of the company’s response to the disaster which devastated the small northern central Texas community. Oticon also donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to support victims of the blast. Pictured (l-r) are: Carrie Caviness, AuD, professor of Audiology at Baylor University, Nickole Hayes and daughter Maranda, and Oticon Account Manager Denise McLeod, AuD.

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Oticon Donates Hearing Aids to West Texas Blast Victim

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Oticon launched a two-tier response to the disaster with a $10,000 to the American Red Cross and support for Oticon hearing care partners to provide hearing care and hearing instruments to people directly impacted by the disaster in West, Tex.

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