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Hearing restoration with gene therapy – I knew this day would come

For me, this is a profound moment. It will be even more profound if many people can benefit from it. Some of you may know that I suffer about an 85% hearing loss, and even with powerful hearing aids I … Continue reading ?

State of the Art: App-Controlled Hearing Aid Improves Even Normal Hearing

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gadgetwise

As they work more closely with our mobile computers, devices that once simply fixed whatever ailed us will begin to do much more.

9 Apps and Resources to Learn American Sign Language

Learning to sign is easier than ever, thanks to the Internet The visual language, designed to aid the deaf or hard of hearing, is a set of gesticulations and hand movements that correspond to the spoken word. There are numerous ways to learn American Sign Language (ASL) outside the old classroom method. Show More Summary

Officials 'air' their plan differences

When de Blasio administration officials met at City Hall recently to hear a pitch about spurring development in a city where affordable, vacant land is scarce, two top mayoral aides were in their... To view the full story, click the title link.

Powdered Alcohol is About to be a Thing

Freshly-approved by the FDA, US markets are about to get their first taste of powdered alcohol. So, basically, we're all about to be treated to grown-up Kool Aid. I'm pretty sure I can hear Rebecca shouting with glee from Texas. Read more...

Judge to hear arguments on Rutherford motion to toss harassment suit

A federal judge today postponed a decision on state Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former aide accusing him of sexual harassment and political pressure.

A little-known way to save money on hearing aids can be a big help

last weekHealth : The Checkup

It may be the speech and hearing industry’s best-kept secret, but if you have mild to moderate hearing loss, you may not have to invest in new, pricey hearing aids. No, I’m not talking about a miracle cure. It’s more mundane than that: You can have a pre-owned hearing aid reprogrammed to fit your needs. Read full article >>

Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities in Chicago, Illinois

Looking for loose teeth, used hearing aids, odd taxidermy, lice powder or other bizarre ephemera? Then look no further than Chicago's Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities, a crammed curiosity collection that focuses on the remnants of the deceased as a way of dealing with the inevitability of dying. Show More Summary

Danes debut Bluetooth-connected 'made for iPhone' hearing aids

All the cool grannies are wearing them Danish company ReSound claims the LinX for the iPhone is the first "cool hearing aid". That might be stretching things a bit but perhaps only because of attitudes.…

Health Care - Making Progress

You rarely see headlines such as "Federal Food Aid Saves Millions," or "Unemployment Insurance Rescues Homeowners" or "Social Security Ends Poverty for the Aging." Government programs that work don't make news. So when you hear news about the Affordable Care Act, it is usually about the glitches, the dislocations or the disappointments. Show More Summary

Seventh Grade Hearing Patient Raises $18,000 to Buy Hearing Aids for Other Young People

Thirteen-year-old Eliza Peters owes her hearing to her ear surgeries and hearing aids. Now she is paying back by raising money for other children who need hearing aids, but cannot afford them. Her Hear the Cheers! fundraising effort has raised $18,000 so far. Last year, Eliza's fundraising drive, Hear the Cheers!, raised $18,000.

Democrats’ campaign of distortion shouldn’t be rewarded

The next time you hear liberals complain about bullying or incivility, recall the following happening only in the last few weeks: Sen. Harry Reid’s former aides have launched an ad campaign second to done in dishonesty. Its latest effort in Louisiana got another four Pinnochio’s from The Post’s Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler, for an ad […]

Withdrawn seniors may need hearing aid help

Research has shown people tend to become less outgoing as they age. Now a new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden indicates this change is more apparent in those suffering from hearing loss.

Stop Using the Bully Pulpit for Bullying

Congressional hearings are meant to gather facts to aid Congress in its oversight responsibilities and its legislative functions. Witnesses are supposedly called to elicit information in the furtherance of those duties and responsibilities, but all too often the hearings are held to embarrass the opposition and abuse its representatives. Show More Summary

iHear: Low Cost Invisible Hearing Aids Calibrated Just For You

One thing boomers learn fast: Medicare and other insurance plans don't pay for hearing aids.  And those buggers can cost up to $4,000 - $5,000 a pair.  There's perhaps no one who knows these facts better than the man who invented the...Show More Summary

Sticky composites improve, 'green up' lithium-ion batteries: New battery technology employs multifunctional materials

Lithium-ion batteries power a vast array of modern devices, from cell phones, laptops, and laser pointers to thermometers, hearing aids, and pacemakers. Scientists have now discovered a “sticky” conductive material that may improve them while eliminating the need for toxic solvents.

iPhone Hearing Aids The Next Innovation For Hearing Impaired

For many, the pain of losing their hearing is only compounded by the notion of having to use a hearing aid. Known to be a signal of old age, hearing aids have always been thought of as a less than ideal necessity for many aging Americans. But thanks to an innovative Danish hearing aid group,...

Woman’s Emotions, First Time She Heard Voices in 40 years.

3 weeks agoOdd : Off Stuff Magazine

40-year-old Joan Milne (Joanne Milne) was born with Usher syndrome. Joan severe case of deafness in which conventional hearing aids can not help her, so she decided to install a cochlear implant, which would allow her to hear again. Four weeks after surgery, the woman for the first time included the unit and she experienced […]

GN Store Nord’s iPhone hearing aid boosts U.S. customer base

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish hearing aids group GN Store Nord has seen a jump in its U.S. costumer base following the launch of a new product developed jointly with Apple for the iPhone, the company told analysts at an industry conference in Orlando.

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