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2014-05-28 23:13:43

The brand new National Hearing Test at nationalhearingtest.org enables anyone to complete a basic hearing screen test in under 10 minutes using their home telephone. To follow up on test scores that fall outside of the normal range, test takers should schedule a complete hearing assessment with a local audiologist. Newport News, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 As a first step in detecting hearing loss, the National Hearing Test is an excellent option. Established with funding from the National...

2014-05-28 23:13:35

The website nationalhearingtest.org is now available for telephone-based initial hearing screenings. Participants who score outside of the normal range are urged to seek out a complete hearing test with a local audiologist. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 As an initial step in diagnosing hearing loss, the National Hearing Test is a wonderful option. Produced with National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, it offers a phone-based hearing test to screen for functional hearing loss....

2014-05-28 23:13:33

The website nationalhearingtest.org is now offering phone-based initial hearing tests. The audiologists at Hearing Care Specialists are available to assist test takers who receive a score outside the normal range and need an in-person, comprehensive hearing test. Hopkins, MN (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 The phone-based, NIH-funded National Hearing Test has made it quick and easy for any person to obtain an initial hearing test to detect functional hearing loss in one or both ears. However, the...

2014-05-22 16:26:33

Cochlear encourages the public to get their hearing checked during the month of May CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of May, Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, encourages people to protect their ears and get their hearing checked, so they can keep enjoying the activities they love. Untreated hearing loss can negatively impact a person's life in a variety of ways - from socially to professionally to financially and more. However,...

2014-05-20 23:04:58

Discovery May Point to Way to Restore Hearing Loss Caused by Sound, Age Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The ability to discern pitch – to hear the difference between “cat,” “bat” and “hat,” for example – hinges on remarkable gradations in specialized cells within the inner ear. New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders has explained, for the first time, what controls these...

2014-05-16 12:27:54

Phone-based test providing affordable, accurate, and widely available screening for tens of millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly half of adults over age 48 experience hearing loss, but far too few seek help. Left untreated, hearing loss can lead to job loss and income reduction, social isolation, embarrassment, and significantly lower quality of life. Hearing loss is irreversible, but if caught early, steps can be...

2014-05-09 23:02:09

In an overview of studies spanning 2002-2010 Dr. Peter Marincovich explores the current link between hearing and heart health, providing timely information on the connection between heart and hearing and ultimately, long term healthfulness, as Audiology Associates continues to strive towards a holistic and empathetic approach to keeping patients connected for life. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Having a healthy heart, arteries and veins is crucial to good overall healthfulness, but...

2014-05-05 23:11:33

Proper diagnosis and treatment for hearing loss can improve nearly every aspect of a person's life, including job performance and interpersonal relationships. Burnsville, MN (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Recognizing and treating hearing loss may help more than just your hearing, reports AuDNet, Inc., America’s Audiology Network, which is raising awareness of the link between hearing loss and other important health issues. AuDNet’s outreach comes in recognition of Better Hearing &...

2014-05-01 23:09:26

May is Better Hearing Month, and The Center for Audiology is offering tips on protecting hearing loss. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 This May, in honor of Better Hearing Month, Dr. Sara Nagel and the staff of audiologists at The Center for Audiology are encouraging Houstonians to protect their hearing. Thirty-six million Americans have hearing loss, and one in three of them developed their hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise. The Center for Audiology says people can avoid...

2014-05-01 12:31:47

Underpenetration, Increasing Awareness and Expanded Indications Will Facilitate Moderate Market Expansion, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that hearing loss is currently under-addressed among the U.S. population, facilitating moderate growth in the hearing aid device market. Device penetration into the eligible patient pool will grow as awareness of these devices increases as a result of new...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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