Joshua Miller is accused of selling hundreds of New York State employees earbuds, and then billed the state for $3,000 hearing aids
The FCC today expanded the scale of hearing aid compatibility in cell phones to include IP-based communications, such as WiFi and VoLTE. AT&T and Verizon Wireless recently sought and received waivers to offer WiFi calling along with an alternate to the legacy technology called RTT (real-time text). Show More Summary
While current FCC rules require cellphone makers to offer devices that won’t interfere with hearing aids and cochlear implants, not all wireless devices are included. Today, the Commission made two moves intended to include this compatibility...Show More Summary
The Guardian has an advice column for development workers, ‘Dear NGO agony aunts’. A recent letter: Two years into working in the aid sector, I’m already starting to lose hope and passion for my career. The main comments I hear … Continue reading ? The post “How can I avoid becoming cynical about aid work?” appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Image courtesy of Adam Wilson at StockSnap.io Dining out at a restaurant can be problematic these days. Noise levels have grown, tables are stacked closer and closer together, and glass and hardwood are all the rage for decor, leaving even less cushioning or carpet behind for sound absorption. Show More Summary
Age-related hearing loss is a huge and vexing problem, but thoughtful and low cost adjustments to FDA and FTC regulations can open up access and spur innovation in an overly consolidated market. “Aging America & Hearing Loss,” a recent report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, explains how.
I just returned from Colombia with a delegation of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU). We travelled to Cali, Quibdó (in the Choco Department) and Bogota to hear from numerous representatives of the Afro-Colombian community...Show More Summary
Last February I finally got a true medical diagnosis for the cause of some of my health problems: Meniere's disease, which an ENT specialist said caused the characteristic hearing loss and sudden and totally disabling attacks of vertigo,...Show More Summary
This young woman is making the future sound positive for all kids. Grace O’Brien, 18, is the founder of Ears for Years -- a nonprofit that distributes low-cost, solar-powered hearing aids to children in developing countries, USA Today reported. Show More Summary
HOUSTON — As Jeb Bush strode down a long hallway toward a hotel ballroom where more than 100 donors to a super PAC supporting him were waiting to hear him speak on Sunday afternoon, Mike Murphy, his longtime aide, was making his exit. Reporters caught a glimpse of the two men hugging. "They let the […]
We've all seen them. Ads for hearing aids for $29.95! Sounds like a pretty good deal since Audiologist prescribed hearing aids can be pretty expensive (about $500, up to $7,000) and are not covered by most Insurance programs. I cannot stand them! Infomercials or Companies selling hearing aids by mail! Here's my list of why I despise them: 1. Show More Summary
With a few exceptions (hearing aids, collectibles) as technology evolves, prices for these services drop. Unless you're the cable and broadband industries, cozily ensconced in a bubble of regulatory capture. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics...Show More Summary
My life changed abruptly in April of 2010: blurred vision that I had had on and off since my 20s became double vision; occasional hearing fluctuations in my left ear that I had had on and off since my 20s became total deafness, or sound drowned out by maddening tinnitus. Show More Summary
Hearing loss is linked with accelerated cognitive decline in older adults, but the use of hearing aids may help safeguard seniors' memory and thinking skills. read more
Republicans are out in force shaking their heads and denying vociferously that the Benghazi Select Committee is about destroying Hillary Clinton, right? Well, today was the day key Clinton aide Huma Abedin was scheduled to testify. You'd...Show More Summary
Dawn Valenti can still hear the pain in the voice of a Roseland mother the moment the woman learned she had lost a second son to gun violence within a year. "What can you possibly tell me?" a sobbing Stephanie Franklin asked Valenti as she dropped to her knees at the crime scene. Franklin stared...
EarLens Corporation of Menlo Park, California has received FDA marketing for its innovative EarLens Contact Hearing Device. The EarLens is different from traditional hearing aids in that it uses a laser diode and direct vibration of the eardrum to amplify sound, whereas other hearing aids simply amplify any incoming sounds. Show More Summary
If you’re like me, most “wireless” earbuds make you want to pick up the nearest desk and toss it out the window — because they’re not actually wireless. The standard issue wireless earbuds for sale on places like Amazon have a dorky wire that connects the right and left buds. Show More Summary
Chicago aldermen are preparing to take some of the toughest votes of their political careers this month when they take up Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bad news 2016 budget, but they spent much of the last two weeks asking administration aides about parochial concerns familiar from recent, less tumultuous...
After an adverse reaction to medication left me with Tinnitus (a constant ringing in your ears, it’s lovely), I was put through a series of hearing tests. I sat in a vault-like room listening for beeps of varying volume. Afterward, they told me that I had high frequency hearing loss, and I’d be a... Continue reading