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2014-08-11 20:25:01

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adopts a new rule proposed in July, people with certain types of hearing loss will no longer be able to secure Medicare coverage for certain types of hearing prosthetics that have been covered since 2006. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130531/LA23942 The problem stems from a proposed rule being considered by CMS that would reclassify osseointegrated hearing implants, such...

2014-07-22 08:31:27

Life changing hearing solution may become unavailable for those in need; the public is encouraged to take action to support continued coverage of the Baha Implant System CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that it is advocating against a newly proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that would change the classification of the Cochlear(TM) Baha® Implant System...

2014-07-16 12:26:05

LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Seahawks running back, Derrick Coleman, Jr. enjoyed a fun afternoon tossing the football and signing T-shirts with children having Microtia (born without one or both ears) and their families at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California on Saturday, July 12(th). He was there not only to meet the children, but to support Earicles (Miracles for Ears), a non-profit that helps children born with Microtia, by speaking at their annual...

2014-01-20 08:23:15

Ear abnormalities, craniofacial conditions, tumors, and lesions in children can be treated through plastic surgery procedures FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic surgery often provides more than a cosmetic improvement for many people who undergo procedures. This is especially true in the case of a special group of plastic surgery patients: children. Dr. Emily J. Kirby, board certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Association of Pediatric Plastic...

2013-07-24 23:28:25

Implantable Hearing Devices improve hearing without abutments or complications. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Hearing loss in children can affect the ability to develop communication, language and social skills, impacting every facet of life, from education to participation in sports to job marketability. Children have often resorted to assistive devices, sign language or simply trying to “make do,” but Sophono, Inc., reports that recent advances in areas including bone conduction...

Children With Ear Deformity May Need Help To Improve School Performance
2013-07-19 09:01:32

Washington University School of Medicine Children born with a complete absence of the external ear canal, even if only one ear is affected, are more likely than their peers to struggle in school, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Hearing amplification and corrective surgery are available for the condition, called aural atresia. But many children with single ear atresia (unilateral atresia) often are not treated, even though they have...

2013-06-27 23:45:40

-- Implantable hearing device improves hearing, speech understanding without complications - - Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 A new follow-up study has confirmed that the advanced implantable, magnetic bone conduction hearing system from Sophono, Inc., produces the same hearing gains as traditionally used devices that work with an abutment – and with no complications. The study, conducted by physicians in the Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Prosper...

3D Printable Ears: Can You Hear Me Now?
2013-02-21 21:30:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s hard not to see 3D printing as the beginning of a bright new future. The ability to print real, 3D objects from a desktop device is a powerful new force in the way companies deliver products to customers and inventors bring their designs to life. Now, a team of bioengineers and physicians have developed a way to create a real-live human ear with a 3D printer. This ear not only resembles an actual human ear, it´s...


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