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Spending A Week In Darkness May Improve Hearing Loss
2014-02-06 06:02:44

[ Watch the Video: Lights Out For Your Hearing ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has long been known that if you take away once sense from a person, the other four will become more finely tuned. A new study, published in Neuron, reveals that minimizing a person's sight for as little as a week may help improve the brain's ability to process hearing. Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles – both blind musicians – are often cited by music experts as examples of how a...

2014-02-05 23:03:17

Simulated blindness gives adult mice sharper hearing, according to a study published today by University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University scientists. College Park, MD (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Call it the Ray Charles Effect: a young child who is blind develops a keen ability to hear things others cannot. Researchers have known this can happen in the brains of the very young, which are malleable enough to re-wire some circuits that process sensory information. Now researchers at...

2014-01-30 23:22:15

Sound Relief Hearing Center adds the latest Neuromonics tinnitus treatment device The Haven™ to its extensive line of treatment options. This easy-to-use device will help tinnitus sufferers manage symptoms on demand. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The Haven™ is Neuromonics' newest product to help individuals suffering from tinnitus, the condition often described as buzzing, ringing, hissing, humming, roaring, whistling or “ringing in the ears” that someone hears in...

2014-01-30 16:24:58

NFL Player with Severe Hearing Loss - Showing Anything is Possible WARRENVILLE, Ill., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Derrick Coleman, the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL, takes the field on Super Sunday - he will set another first, as the only deaf player to play in The Big Game. Derrick will be cheered on not only by Seattle Seahawks' fans, but also by those whose lives have been affected by hearing loss. HearingLikeMe an online community sponsored by Phonak, a...

2014-01-29 23:23:33

Hearing Aid Kingdom, a review and price resource on the hearing aid industry, is launching an audiologist directory. Audiologists and hearing aid professionals will be able to list their business information, easily accessible by those in need of professional services. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Whether it's with a traditional computer of a mobile phone, more and more people are searching online to find local professionals. As popularity has increased, so has the...

2014-01-16 08:26:55

The Hear the World Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Judith Gravel Fellowship in Pediatric Audiology has been awarded to Johnna Tanji, a fourth-year AuD student at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She will complete the Judith Gravel Fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in the Department of Otolaryngology at UNC Chapel Hill STAEFA, Switzerland and WARRENVILLE, Ill., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fellowship was created by the Hear the...

2014-01-09 23:03:06

Audibel Hearing Centers’ owner Tom Guillot will represent Audibel at the Starkey Hearing Technologies’ Hearing Innovation Expo in Las Vegas. Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Audibel Hearing Centers’ owner Tom Guillot will be attending the upcoming Starkey Hearing Technologies’ second biennial Hearing Innovation Expo. The Expo gets underway Jan. 15 in Las Vegas. More than 3,000 independent hearing professionals will gather at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas for the...

2014-01-07 13:55:49

Watchful waiting or ear tube surgery? It is a decision faced by millions of families of children with recurrent or chronic otitis media with effusion (non-infected fluid in the middle ear) each year. Out of concern regarding long-term effects like hearing loss and potential developmental delays, about a million such families choose ear tubes annually, opting for surgery that carries risks of its own. New research by the RTI-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center,...

2014-01-04 23:22:04

My Hear Pod’s newest state of the art digital hearing aids out perform traditional analog hearing aids. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 The digital revolution of the twenty-first century has spawned technology that is saving and improving lives all over the world. For people with hearing loss, the days of large cumbersome hearing aids that don’t adjust to different environments and are just plain uncomfortable to wear are a thing of the past. And that’s because of...

2014-01-04 23:20:57

Miracle-Ear of Mesa Commits to Supporting the Miracle-Ear Foundation Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 Miracle-Ear® of Mesa, a part of the nationwide hearing solution franchise, partnered with the Miracle-Ear Foundation to provide James the gift of sound. James, local resident, had worn hearing aids for many years; however, the fit was not correct so they were constantly falling out and the sound quality was very poor. At home, James’s family would get frustrated because they...


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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