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2014-09-18 08:28:47

Important New Platform Reinforces Company Commitment to Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians and Their Patients MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclarent, Inc. announced today the launch of the ACCLARENT AERA(TM) Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System for the treatment of adult patients with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD), a condition marked by ear pain, pressure and dulled hearing. The ACCLARENT AERA(TM) is cleared for use in Europe and is now available...

2014-09-15 23:10:20

Dr. Fagre, of Seattle, WA, distinguishes herself as an dedicated and expert audiologist through ABA certification. Reston, VA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The American Board of Audiology (ABA) today announced that Shaeleen Fagre, AuD, of Seattle, WA, is now Board Certified in Audiology®. This certification demonstrates Dr. Fagre’s commitment to professional excellence in audiology. The ABA identifies and formally recognizes audiologists whose knowledge base is consistent with the...

2014-09-15 12:28:11

Cochlear is the first and only company to provide true wireless freedom unbound by the constraints of wires or bulky neck-worn components CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity with the Cochlear(TM) Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145578 With a full...

2014-09-11 23:02:21

Dr. Vallejo joins the hearing healthcare center. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The Center for Audiology is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Cristina Vallejo to its team of hearing healthcare experts. Dr. Vallejo aims to help hearing-impaired patients improve their quality of life with the most innovative hearing solutions that are currently available. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous work at UTMB in Galveston, Houston ENT, Helix Hearing...

2014-09-09 16:26:00

Over one million New York City adults are currently impacted by hearing loss and for many of them, hearing aids are not enough(1) CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today a regional awareness program designed to inform New York City residents about advanced treatments for hearing loss, a growing issue affecting nearly one in six New York City adults.(1) Logo -...

2014-09-08 23:04:51

ABA Practice Analysis in Clinical Audiology will help set standards for essential skills and knowledge needed by audiologists of today and tomorrow Reston, VA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 The American Board of Audiology® (ABA) announced today it is seeking experienced, currently practicing audiologists to participate in the beta version of its upcoming ABA Practice Analysis in Clinical Audiology survey. A first for the profession, the practice analysis will help the ABA gain valuable...

2014-09-02 23:10:06

Dr. Shepard, of Camp Lejeune, NC, demonstrates commitment to professional excellence in audiology through certification. Reston, VA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The American Board of Audiology (ABA) today announced that Lieutenant Kyle Shepard, AuD, of Camp Lejeune, NC, is now Board Certified in Audiology®. This certification demonstrates Dr. Shepard’s commitment to professional excellence in audiology. The ABA identifies and formally recognizes audiologists whose knowledge base is...

Brain's Motor Areas Can Directly Turn Down Hearing
2014-09-02 03:06:42

Duke University When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking. The second thing we do is stop moving altogether. This strategy helps us hear better by preventing unwanted sounds generated by our own movements. This interplay between movement and hearing also has a counterpart deep in the brain. Indeed, indirect evidence has long suggested that the brain's motor cortex, which controls movement, somehow influences the auditory cortex, which gives rise...

2014-08-27 23:04:27

From manufacturing workers to law enforcement to musicians, there are numerous occupations where hearing protection is of the utmost importance. Hearing Health Solutions is pleased to introduce a full line of occupational hearing care programs. Columbus OH (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 With most forms of hearing loss being irreversible, it simply makes sense to use hearing protection when exposed to loud noises or risk losing hearing forever. There are many different forms of hearing protection...

2014-08-26 23:02:16

The audiologists at Virginia Hearing Consultants would like to extend a limited time offer of a complimentary hearing screening to local residents. Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 For a limited time, the audiologists at Virginia Hearing Consultants are offering complimentary hearing screenings. A decrease in hearing ability affects each person differently therefore the only way to discover whether an individual has hearing loss is to visit a hearing professional for a complete...


Latest Auditory system Reference Libraries

Ear
2013-04-30 13:31:11

The ear is an organ from the auditory system that collects sounds, and also balances and enables body position. Formation and Orientation The ear can be broken down into the inner and outer ears. The outer part of the ear is the visible flap (auricle) and ear canal which collects sounds which create pressure that echoes through the middle ear. The inner ear, however, is embedded in the temporal bone. There are hollow areas of the inner ear that are filled with liquids and hair cells...

Politzerization
2012-12-31 12:28:34

In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...

Incus Bone
2012-06-29 12:09:21

The incus (anvil) bone is an anvil-shaped small bone in the middle ear. It connects the malleus to the stapes. This bone was first described by Alessandro Achillini of Bologna. This bone also transmits sound vibrations from the malleus to the stapes. The incus bone is only found in mammals. The bone, which is derived from a reptilian upper jaw bone (the quadrate bone), embryologically derives from the first pharyngeal arch along with the rest of the bones of mastication, such as the...

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