Research

Zero-gravity research aims to level up space travel for the hearing disabled

 

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Zero G/Tasha Dixon - Denna Lambert [L], Victoria Garcia [C], Dr. K Renee Horton [R], float in zero-gravity to investigate accessibility techniques for future space vehicles and space stations onboard AstroAccess' disabled research parabolic flight conducted on December 15, 2022 at Ellington Field in Houston Texas.

Boldly going where no one has, exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilisations...It's the stuff ordinarily done by people with noted 20/20 physical faculties, or in fiction with the drop-kick fettle of a still athletic Captain Kirk or his trimmer, pioneeringly racially diverse crew.

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Stanford study concludes socially disadvantaged children less likely to receive treatment for common ear disorder

 

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A recent study by Stanford University experts concluded that socially disadvantaged children were less likely to receive treatment for otitis media (OM), and more likely to experience complications from undertreatment of this common disorder.

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How is hearing technology adapting to complex listening needs and environments?

 
 

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The environment a person is in, as well as their own complex listening needs, determine an individual’s listening experience. BIHIMA spoke with Leonard Cornelisse, Lead System Architect and manager of the Hearing System Engineering group at Unitron, to discuss how advances in technology are addressing the difficulties that complex listening needs and environments can present for individuals with hearing loss.

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Tinnitus has a new leader in the UK

 

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Deanne Thomas is the new CEO of the British Tinnitus Association (BTA). Moving from her post at the helm of the Sailors’ Children’s Society, Thomas stays in the charity world but with a shift to a hearing health focus.

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New study increases feasibility of dental implants housing hearing aids

 

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Dental implants could be excellent in housing a potential bone conduction (BC) hearing assistive device in the mouth, according to a newly published study by researchers at China's prestigious Tongji University, Shanghai.

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How is the relationship between technology and usability transforming the future of hearing care?

 

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Technological advances continue to improve usability and accessibility of hearing instruments. BIHIMA spoke with Heather Dowber, Head of Market Access at GN Hearing UK, about how technology impacts user experience, and the work GN Hearing is doing to further improve the usability of hearing instruments. 

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Might crocodiles provide a big clue to hearing loss cure?

 

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A new study by scientists at Sweden’s Uppsala University suggests that members of the crocodile family have the ability to generate new elements of their hearing systems, raising hope of finding new cures for sensorineural deafness in humans.

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From hearing to hearts: The expanding world of hearing tech

 

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BIHIMA interviewed Leo den Hartog, Senior Director RIC business at Phonak, about how hearing technology can support people to live a healthy life. Leo shares some of the science behind latest developments in hearing instruments.

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Will hearing aids ever be powered by our chewing?

 

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Ongoing research is exploring powering hearing aids from the chewing motion of our jaws.

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TECH MUNCH 8: Signia's Erik Harry Høydal : ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) BECOMES INTEGRAL IN HEARING SOLUTIONS

 
 

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Imagine future social outings for 30-somethings, sitting talking, and all wearing hearing devices. This vision comes from Signia's expert contributor to our collection of quotes from three years of Audio Infos' Technology Focus articles, authored by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA).

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