September 24, 2015 0

Ida Institute Earns Fourth International WebAward

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Naerum, DK  September 29 – The Web Marketing Association has honored Ida Institute with the 2014 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development in the Nonprofit Category.  This is the fourth time the international WebAward competition has recognized idainstitute.com, the Institute’s multimedia website that serves as a hub for knowledge dissemination, e-learning and access to Ida…

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Fish and Fatty Acid Consumption Associated With Lower Risk of Hearing Loss in Women

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Study provides insights to possibly prevent or delay acquired hearing loss. BOSTON, MA – Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that consumption of two or more servings of fish per week was associated with a lower risk of hearing loss in women. Findings of the new study Fish and Fatty Acid Consumption and Hearing Loss…

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Salus Becomes First U.S. University to Endorse Proposed Legislation to Treat Licensed Audiologists as Physicians Under Medicare

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H.R. 5304 would also enhance patient access to vital hearing and balance care. Washington, D.C. (29 September 2014) – Salus University of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, which includes the nation’s largest College of Audiology, has become the first U.S. health sciences educational institution to endorse proposed federal legislation that would benefit patients by recognizing audiologists alongside numerous…

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Study: Viral Infection in Nose Can Trigger Middle Ear Infection

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 5, 2014 – Middle ear infections, which affect more than 85 percent of children under the age of 3, can be triggered by a viral infection in the nose rather than solely by a bacterial infection, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. By simultaneously infecting the nose with a flu…

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Community Music Programs Enhance Brain Function in At-Risk Children

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Two years of musical training improves auditory brain function. EVANSTON, Ill. – A new Northwestern University study provides the first direct evidence that a community music program for at-risk youth has a biological effect on children’s developing nervous systems. Two years of music lessons improved the precision with which the children’s brains distinguished similar speech sounds,…

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September 24, 2015 0

American Sign Language Version of ‘Happy,’ With RIT/NTID Ties, Goes Viral

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A music video from an Adirondack summer camp for aspiring deaf teen filmmakers and co-sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has gone viral. That video, an adaptation of the Pharrell Williams song “Happy,” was done in American Sign Language. It received nearly 800,000 hits on YouTube and was People.com’s…

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Music to Your Ears?

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New Research Examines Evidence of Damage to Your Hearing. University of Leicester – August 2014 – Many people listen to loud music without realizing that this can affect their hearing. This could lead to difficulties in understanding speech during age-related hearing loss which affects up to half of people over the age of 65. New research…

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