Improve Memory with a Hearing Aid

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Hearing aids have been shown to improve mood, income, and health. Now studies indicate they may also play a role in how the brain functions. We’ve all heard the cliché, “Listening is a skill” and now two studies confirm the important connection between hearing and brain function. The first study suggests listening requires enough brainpower…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

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Nearly 10 percent of Americans suffer from hearing loss. And those numbers appear to be growing—especially among teenagers who constantly listen to music on iPods, cell phones and in their cars. Chances are you assume everyone else is suffering hearing loss but you’re somehow immune. That’s a myth. Everyone is at risk for hearing loss,…

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4 Safety Tips Every Construction Worker Should Know

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Worried about your safety at work? Construction sites are full of potential hazards and sometime accidents are unavoidable. More often, though, incidents can be prevented with clear thinking and precautionary measures. The best way to avoid injury is to follow these important safety tips that every construction worker should know. 1. Know Where the First Aid Kit…

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Hearing Loss Can Lead To Depression and Dementia, But Hearing Aid ‘Wi-Fi’ May Be A Solution

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Hearing loss is undertreated in the United States, and studies have shown solutions such as hearing aid technology and some relatively new technology could significantly improve quality of life and treat symptoms such as depression and reduced cognitive function. A presentation at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention highlighted the importance of paying attention to patients…

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September 25, 2015 0

Ida Institute Mobile-Friendly Website Earns Sixth International WebAward

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Naerum, DK  September 17   – For the sixth year in a row, Ida Institute has earned The Web Marketing Association WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development in the Nonprofit Category.  This is the sixth time the international WebAward competition has recognized idainstitute.com, the Institute’s multimedia website that serves as a hub for knowledge dissemination, e-learning…

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How Music Alters the Teenage Brain

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Music training initiated during high school might hone brain development. Music enhances the teenage brain’s response to sound; sharpens language skills Band class had larger effect on brain than fitness-based ROTC training Results highlight music’s place in the high school curriculum Kraus: ‘Music may engender what educators refer to as learning to learn’ NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY…

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UNC Children’s Audiology Program Receives International Award for Excellence

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UNC Children’s audiology program to commemorate 15 years of newborn hearing screening by reuniting early patients served with their caregivers at an award ceremony recognizing excellence in the field. World renowned audiologist, Dr. Richard Seewald, for whom the honor is named, will present the award on behalf of the Hear the World Foundation. In 1999,…

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Brain Plasticity after Vision Loss Has an ‘On-Off Switch’

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KU Leuven biologists have discovered a molecular on-off switch that controls how a mouse brain responds to vision loss. When the switch is on, the loss of sight in one eye will be compensated by the other eye, but also by tactile input from the whiskers. When the switch is off, only the other eye…

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September 25, 2015 0

Oticon Summer Camp Equips Audiology Students with Knowledge and Skills for Brave New World of Hearing Care

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SOMERSET, NJ  September 16 – For nearly 20 years, the Oticon Summer Camp has provided graduate students in audiology with a unique opportunity to learn from and network with leading researchers, experienced practitioners, Oticon staff and other new hearing care professionals.  This August, 108 future professionals from 45 schools representing a cross-section of US universities traveled…

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September 25, 2015 0

Helping Siri Hear Through a Cocktail Party

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A new sensor developed at Duke University helps computers separate overlapping sounds. DUKE UNIVERSITY – DURHAM, N.C. — People trying to talk to Siri may soon no longer have to look like they’re about to eat their iPhones, thanks to a new technology demonstration that solves the “Cocktail Party” conundrum. In a crowded room with voices…

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