Latest Graeme Clark Stories

2008-12-18 07:00:00

TORONTO, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadem, the market leader in Quality Lifecycle Management and Risk Lifecycle Management solutions, has announced that Cochlear Limited, the industry leader in hearing implant innovation, is using software from Dyadem to enhance and standardize its quality assessments. Dyadem's FMEA-Med, a software solution that helps automate compliance reporting, enables Cochlear to link risk and quality assessments, and to set a new standard in quality for its hearing...

2008-08-05 18:00:24

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Help Me Hear Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to giving hearing restoration devices to impoverished deaf children, is putting on a benefit concert to raise funds to purchase a cochlear implant for a deaf child. "Help Me Hear the Music!" will take place on Friday, August 22 at The Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, MN. The goal of the benefit concert is to raise money to purchase a cochlear implant for Erickson, a deaf Honduran boy....

2006-12-12 14:15:29

UC Irvine study sheds light on why cochlear implant users have difficulty understanding tonal languages It's been shown that the left side of the brain processes language and the right side processes music; but what about a language like Mandarin Chinese, which is musical in nature with wide tonal ranges? UC Irvine researcher Fan-Gang Zeng and Chinese colleagues studied brain scans of subjects as they listened to spoken Mandarin. They found that the brain processes the music, or pitch, of...

2005-12-20 13:53:31

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Age has no effect on outcome after implantation of a cochlear device among people over 65, a study suggests, leading researchers to conclude that elderly patients "should not be discriminated against in assessments for cochlear implant candidacy." A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The device does not restore or create normal hearing....

2005-10-07 18:22:43

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cochlear implantation, which involves placing an electronic device into the inner ear, can be safely done in hearing impaired children before their first birthday and leads to age-appropriate hearing ability and oral language skills, a report suggests. Initial reports of children receiving cochlear implants before 18 months of age have suggested that early implantation is of benefit, authors Dr. Susan B. Waltzman and Dr. J. Thomas Roland, Jr. note in their...

2005-09-02 15:50:22

Hearing-impaired individuals with severe to profound hearing loss and poor speech understanding who possess some residual hearing in one ear may experience significant communication benefit from a cochlear implant even if it is placed in the worse-hearing ear, a Johns Hopkins study suggests. There is growing evidence that the amount of hearing in an ear prior to surgery is unrelated to a patient's ability to interpret speech using an implant, says Howard W. Francis, M.D., lead author of the...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'