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2010-02-23 14:50:11

Profoundly deaf children with cochlear implants to help them to hear rate their quality of life equal to their normal-hearing peers, according to new research from UT Southwestern Medical Center auditory specialists. In addition, the earlier a child is implanted with a cochlear device and the longer he or she wears the device, the better overall quality of life the child reports and the more successful the child is in school, according to the findings, published in the February issue of...

2010-02-22 07:06:47

Learning words may be facilitated by early exposure to auditory input, according to research presented by the Indiana University School of Medicine at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in San Diego, Feb. 18-22. A growing body of evidence points to the importance of early auditory input for developing language skills. Indiana University Department of Otolaryngology researchers have contributed to that evidence with several projects, including their study...

2010-02-01 11:42:17

New research gives voice to hearing-impaired children during kids E.N.T. health month Children who have cochlear implants (CI) rank their quality of life (QOL) equal to their normally hearing (NH) peers, indicates new research in the February 2010 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. A cochlear implant is an electronic device that restores partial hearing to the deaf. It is surgically implanted in the inner ear and activated by a device worn outside the ear. Unlike a...

2010-01-19 12:14:46

Children with cochlear implants in both ears appear to have difficulty controlling the loudness and pitch of their voices, but these measures improve over time, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Cochlear implants provide the perception of sound through the conversion of sound stimuli into electrical impulses, which are received by the cochlear nerve and processed by the central auditory...

2009-09-25 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Ear Institute has received a $500,000 gift from Rush Limbaugh in memory of Antonio De la Cruz, M.D. The gift will be used to help the House Ear Institute continue its mission of advancing hearing science through research and education to improve quality of life. Dr. De la Cruz passed away from complications of lymphoma at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, on Friday morning, July 31, 2009, at the age of 65. "Rush...

2009-09-08 08:14:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Nucleus((R) )5 System for adults and children with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Working with leading surgeons and audiologists worldwide, Cochlear has developed the most advanced technology including a smaller and thinner device with an unparalleled capability to deliver superior hearing performance and...

2009-07-10 08:00:00

DENVER, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the industry's first programmable bone conduction hearing solution. The Baha BP100 is an excellent choice for many children and adults with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided sensorineural deafness. The Baha BP100 improves upon previous systems by offering users the industry's first bone-...

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2009-04-24 14:25:52

The Wisconsin State Legislature passed a bill on Thursday that could make it the first state requiring private insurance companies to cover cochlear implants for children with severe hearing problems, the Associated Press reported. Gov. Jim Doyle has promised to sign the bill into law requiring private health insurance plans to cover cochlear implants, hearing aids and related treatment for those under the age of 18. Some children with hearing loss receive help from hearing aids, while those...

2009-03-30 06:00:00

Company Announces 2009 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winners DENVER, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas, the world's leader in advanced hearing technologies, today announced the winners of the 2009 Graeme Clark Scholarship awards. Since 2002, the Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship Foundation has recognized the remarkable achievements of individuals who have received a Nucleus(R) cochlear implant - a small electronic device that can provide a sense of hearing to someone who has severe to...

2009-03-26 12:08:00

Event Marks World's Largest Gathering of Cochlear Implant Recipients DENVER, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas, the world's leader in advanced hearing technologies, brings together cochlear implant recipients and their families for the third Cochlear Celebration on March 26-29 in Anaheim, California. With over 600 recipients and their families expected to attend, this inspiring four-day event is the largest gathering of cochlear implant recipients in the world. Celebration 2009...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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