Aquaris, Siemens FIRST truly waterproof* hearing instrument resists dust, sweat, and shock.

Aquaris, Siemens FIRST truly waterproof* hearing instrument resists dust, sweat, and shock.

Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc., (www.usa.siemens.com/hearing) will unveil a host of products at the American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! 2011 conference – including the new Aquaris™.
The iMini, Siemens smallest hearing instrument, disappears invisibly in the ear

The iMini, Siemens smallest hearing instrument, disappears invisibly in the ear

Siemens has developed a new hearing instrument that is even smaller than current models. As a result, it can be inserted far into the auditory canal, remaining basically invisible.
Oticon ConnectLine Microphone

Oticon ConnectLine Microphone

With the brand new Oticon ConnectLine Microphone, users can finally participate and interact in some of life’s most important situations – on equal terms with everyone else.
New Phonak Products

New Phonak Products

Two new product families complete the Phonak Spice Generation with entry-level and midrange hearing aids.
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Lions Clubs recycle eyeglasses, hearing aids – Times

Lions Clubs recycle eyeglasses, hearing aids Courtesy photoMike Sowder, left, Bedford Noon Lions Club Sight Chairman, and Jim Fisher, Bedford Lions Club Sight Chairman, with a load of boxes full of eyeglasses and hearing aids going to the Indiana Lions State Office Building in Indianapolis for distribution. Also shown are the two types of collection...

Senators Reintroduce Hearing Aid Tax Credit

On January 29, 2015, Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) reintroduced the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 315), which would provide a $500 credit to people who need a hearing aid. The bipartisan bill is unchanged from legislation in the 113th Congress, as previously announced in a November 18, 2013 Hearing Review article,...

Sounds of Progress: New hearing aid streams sound from electronic devices, but …

Pharrell is singing “Happy,” rich, full-throated, in stereo and coming out of what looks like a flesh-toned lima bean tinier than a dime. The music flows from an iPhone playlist and streams through a new-age hearing aid, which also can stream audio from iPads and other Apple devices and be controlled through an iPhone app....

How to choose the right hearing aid for your specific needs

Tired of making people repeat themselves? Is cranking up the volume on the TV no longer enough help? That’s a signal it’s time to get your hearing checked and consider a hearing aid. In the last several years, the technology has advanced tremendously, hearing aids have become less conspicuous and insurance coverage has improved. “This...

Thank goodness for hearing aids!

Hearing aid from Shutterstock ~  South Africans won’t quickly forget controversial sign-language interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie, who shot to infamy in December 2013 when he signed gibberish during former president Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. The plight of deaf people Despite the negative press around the incident and questions about security at the illustrious event, one positive spinoff...

Rise in tinnitus among smart phone music lovers, say Crewe hearing experts

Comments (0) HEARING experts are warning music fans against listening through their headphones – after a spate of complaints. Specsavers Opticians in Crewe says it has seen a recent increase in the number of inquiries about ringing or buzzing in the ears after listening to music on their smart phones. Hearing director, Matthew McDonnell, saids: “We...

HEAR Intervention Improves Quality of Life for HA Users

Kari Lane, PhD, University of Missouri, developed the HEAR intervention to help older adults gradually increase their hearing aid use and satisfaction. To reduce hearing aid users’ negative responses to their devices, a researcher from the University of Missouri (MU) has developed the HEAR intervention to help them gradually increase their hearing aid use and satisfaction. According...

Study Finds Older Age at Revision Cochlear Implantation Is No Issue

A new study finds that older age of cochlear implant patients does not appear to be an issue when revision cochlear implantation is necessary due to device failure. According to a study report published in the January 22, 2015 online edition of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery, revision surgery of cochlear implantation may sometimes be needed...

Hearing aids are not lifestyle choice

Hearing aids are not lifestyle choice First published in Letters Last updated by SNJ Reporter MADAM – I have a hearing problem and wear hearing aids in both ears. When first diagnosed some ten years ago at GRI I was told the waiting list for hearing aids was some 15 months. Without hearing aids I...

My hearing is shot. And I’m hoping that chickens will help me.

My hearing is shot. And I’m hoping that chickens will help me. Millions of people suffer hearing loss when the hair cells in their cochlea die. Chickens—those lucky devils—don’t have this problem Too bad the old saying, “You are what you eat,” isn’t really true. If it was, given my frequent craving for roast chicken,...

Deaf People Face Higher Costs of Living, Study Says

People who are Deaf can spend up to 80% more on daily living costs than those who are able to hear, according to a January 2015 study report from the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University, and University Campus Suffolk in the United Kingdom. According to the report, the researchers used a...

Nurotron’s Venus CI Receives Approval for Sale in India

Nurotron Biotechnology, a developer of neural-electronic medical devices and systems, has announced that it received approval from India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) to sell its Venus Cochlear Implant System in India. Nurotron already holds the CE mark in Europe for the Venus Cochlear Implant (CI) System, and has received approval to sell it in China...