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Early evidence suggests hybrid cochlear implants may benefit millions with common form of hearing loss

People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant devices, according to a new multicenter study.

Hybrid Cochlear Implants for Common Form of Hearing Loss May Benefit Millions

People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant devices, according to a new multicenter study led by specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Congress Must Hold Obama Accountable for His Deception Over Iran

By lying and withholding information about the agreement, he gives aid and comfort to America’s enemy. The president “must certainly be punishable for giving false information to the Senate.” One can imagine hearing such counsel from a contemporary United States senator on the receiving end of President Obama’s “full disclosure” of the nuclear deal with […]

Solar-powered hearing aids in Brazil

How solar technology and simple mobile apps are helping people with hearing difficulties.

Do My Hearing Aids Make Me Look Fat?

I don't know any woman who doesn't care, at least a little bit, about how they look to others. Maybe it exists in our DNA or the way we are raised. Hopefully though, by the time we get to my age we care far less how others judge us, especially our looks. Show More Summary

New hearing aid tech turns up the volume, pizazz

Technology has evolved to streamline devices and hook them to smartphone apps.        

30 years after Live Aid: The legacy of ‘We Are The World’

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Legacy of Live Aid There’s never been anything like “We Are the World.” Where else can you hear Waylon Jennings and Bob Dylan singing on a live single written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie? The now-legendary song was recorded in 1985 at Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium,...

The Legacy of Live Aid

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

There's never been anything like "We Are the World." Where else can you hear Waylon Jennings and Bob Dylan singing on a live single written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie? The now-legendary song was recorded in 1985 at Philadelphia's JFK Stadium, when Live Aid briefly ruled the world. Show More Summary

Actress set to play Scooter Libby’s wife in Anita Hill biopic backs out after breaking her leg

Little-known fact: Scooter Libby’s (yes, that Scooter Libby’s) wife, Harriet Grant, played a key role in the cultural flashpoint that was Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearing. In 1991, Grant was an aide to the then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee (some guy named Joe Biden). It was Grant who initially reviewed Hill’s allegations of […]

Hearing Aid Connects Wirelessly with Apple Watch

Starkey Hearing Technologies Apple Watch-connected, wireless hearing tech will let those with hearing loss go about their day stigma-free

Inspired by partially deaf son, mom designs awesome hearing-aids for kids

Sarah Ivermee, a mother of two, realized "there must be something we could do" to help kids who are reluctant to wear hearing aids.

The Wonderful Way One Mom Is Empowering Kids With Hearing Loss

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A U.K. mom has figured out a simple way to make hearing aids and cochlear implants fun and empowering for children. Sarah Ivermee's 4-year-old son Freddie is profoundly deaf in one ear and moderately to severely deaf in the other, as a result of a congenital cytomegalovirus, a viral infection he suffered at birth. Show More Summary

Awesome Mom Invents Decorative Hearing Aid Covers for Kids

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photos: Lugs) When he was 3 months old, Sarah Ivermee’s son, Freddie, was diagnosed as deaf. He later received cochlear implants, which are surgically implanted hearing aids. When a young friend of Freddie who is also deaf refused to wear her hearing aids because they made her look different from other kids, Ivermee devised a solution. Show More Summary

Lugs, Specially Designed Stickers and Charms to Decorate Children’s Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Lugs are a line of specially designed stickers and charms to decorate children’s hearing aids or cochlear implants. The goal is to encourage children to wear their devices with pride rather than feeling self-conscious about them. The company’s founder, Sarah Ivermee, told The Mighty, “Knowing children are not just happy to wear their hearing aids and […]

Today the Department of Awesome Parenting salutes UK mother...

Today the Department of Awesome Parenting salutes UK mother Sarah Ivermee who creates custom decorations for children’s hearing aids to help them feel more confident about wearing them. Ivermee’s son Freddie was only a few months old he was diagnosed with profound deafness in one ear and hearing loss in the other. Show More Summary

Fox Yackers Attack CNN Reporter Who Will Interview Clinton For Attending Aide's Wedding

I'm all for full disclosure when there's some conflict of interest between reporters and the people they are covering or the topics they're reporting on. That said, the last people in the world I want to hear a lecture anyone on theShow More Summary

You Have to See What This Mom Did to Her Son's Hearing Aid

Hearing aids have come a long way - many are designed so well that they are barely visible when attached to the ear. Barely. Until hearing aids and cochlear implants are completely invisible, kids will notice them. And for those youngsters...Show More Summary

Supermom designs superhero hearing aids for kids

UK mother Sarah Ivermee is a definite contender for supermom status. Ivermee's son Freddie suffers from hearing loss in one ear and deafness in the other. To help him hear throughout the day, he wears a cochlear implant, an electronic...Show More Summary

You Have to See This Baby's Reaction to Hearing Her Mom's Voice For the First Time

Audrey - a little cutie with a smile that will melt your heart - was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, and has just received her first pair of hearing aids. She was able to hear her family for the first time ever, appearing almost giddy as soon as her mama started talking to her. Show More Summary

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