DINNER parties can be tiresome ordeals, particularly if you find yourself next to an individual keen to show off worldly credentials, such as a journalist. But they can be even more trying for the hard-of-hearing. Modern hearing aids are of course capable and discreet. Show More Summary
At the conclusion of Thursday’s sessions at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, we spoke again with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID to hear his summary of conference highlights of the day. Dr. Dieffenbach observed that much of the conversation on Thursday was around advances in HIV prevention and how to optimize...
Reminding us that the US subsidizes Israel to the tune of over $3 billion a year, Jesse Walker scrutinizes the case for this assistance and finds it lacking: You hear two sets of arguments for the aid packages. The first is the one you’d expect: With some exceptions, which we’ll note in a moment, people […]
When it comes to animals with good hearing, flies might not be the first one you'd think of. The Ormia ochracea fly, however, has a unique hearing mechanism that allows it to precisely determine the location of a cricket based on its chirps... Show More Summary
Hear, hear! England's Advertising Standards Authority, an agency akin to the Federal Trade Commission, has come to the aid of poor Facebook users who, besieged by this innocuous-seeming Captain Morgan's ad, couldn't determine if theShow More Summary
Hearing aids have been getting smaller and more capable lately, but there’s a lot more that can be done to improve their performance as researchers at University of Texas at Austin are showing. They have managed to mimic the hearing abilities of the Ormia ochracea fly in a microphone only two millimeters in width. Show More Summary
The fly can pinpoint the location of a chirping cricket with remarkable accuracy because of its freakishly acute hearing, which relies upon a sophisticated sound processing mechanism that really sets it apart from all other known insects. Show More Summary
Members of the international HIV research community who are heading to Melbourne, Australia, for a huge international AIDS conference beginning this weekend are in a state of shock and grief after hearing reports that a prominent European...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defying a congressional subpoena by keeping a top political aide to President Barack Obama from testifying at a hearing Wednesday, setting up a potential new legal battle in this midterm election year. Show More Summary
Civil-rights groups on Wednesday filed a class-action lawsuit that faults the U.S. government for not providing legal representation to children facing deportation hearings, the latest wrinkle for the Obama administration as it scrambles resources to meet a surge of unaccompanied minors arriving at the nation's southwest border.
It was music to his ears. One month after receiving a cutting-edge bone hearing aid from Lenox Hill Hospital, Terrell Davis heard his own name spoken aloud in public for the first time as he graduated from 47 the American Sign Language & English Secondary School.
One month after receiving a cutting-edge bone hearing aid from Lenox Hill Hospital, Terrell Davis heard his own name spoken aloud in public for the first time as he graduated from 47 the American Sign Language and English Secondary School.
Please note: the developers of the Soundhawk, Mike Kisch and Mike Nuttall, will tell you that the Soundhawk is not a hearing aid. Well, it's not a traditional 'hearing aid.' But it is a new kind of hearing aid, one which perhaps other developers will emulate in the future. Soundhawk doesn't just help you hear; it helps you listen. Let me explain....
Help us, we're idiots. As far as first tweets go, this entry from the Federal Student Aid office can at least claim success in the "generating buzz" department. Unfortunately, that buzz is the kind you hear when a beehive falls on your...Show More Summary
Share When I saw that there’s a new hearing aid for people who could already hear, I thought it sounded a little tasteless, to say the least. But then I learned it wasn’t some sick joke but a wearable gadget designed to make it easier to communicate in loud places or different parts of the house. I thought about how...
At a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Tuesday, Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) said America should not give foreign aid to Central American countries until they shape up and stop illegal immigrant children from coming to America....Show More Summary
I’ve destroyed my hearing. It’s not bad yet, but it will be. I’ve seen far too many concerts (including the ear-destroying Motörhead a few times) without using earplugs. For people like myself, or anyone that might have trouble hearing...Show More Summary
Here's how hearing aids work today: Oh you can't hear well? Stick this ugly thing inside your earhole. But in the view of a new company called Soundhawk, that's all wrong. Better hearing can be cool. Read more...
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Listen, plenty of young/youngish people think Google Glass looks a little bit weird, so the fact that a group of older folks can’t quite get a grip on the idea isn’t too surprising. Still, “This looks like my hearing aid” is pretty darn funny. The Fine Brothers sat down to make a YouTube video with members of the older set … [More]