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19 Feb
American FDA takes steps to improve Accessibility of Hearing Aids

American FDA takes steps to improve Accessibility of Hearing Aids

In an important first step the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have removed the Physician clearance requirement prior to obtaining a hearing aid. After lengthy consultation they were not satisfied retaining the Physician Clearance pathway was necessary. Press "Read More" for further Australian commentary and also take a moment to follow the link below.

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm532005.htm

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20 Feb
Misophonia Unravelled

Misophonia Unravelled

Misophonia is an emotional reaction to certain sounds that raise feelings of disgust and anger in the affected individual disproportionate those experienced by others. Sounds of chewing, nose blowing or sniffing are common sounds that affect the Misophonic. Interestingly these sames sounds emitted by children seem not to cause the same offence even though acoustically they are essentially identical. The following link to the original article may be of interest to some readers.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38842561

Misophonia is unlike Phonophobia, which is a reaction to any sound, usually during a migraine episode, that causes physical discomfort.

Scientists have discovered via brain imaging experiments that certain parts of the brain "light up" more than expected when exposed to offending sounds.

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19 Feb
Gene Therapy Restores Some hearing and Balance to Mice

Gene Therapy Restores Some hearing and Balance to Mice

Researchers have been able to partially restore hearing and balance in mice. This has been acheive by delivery gene therapy to the hair cells of the cochlear and balance organs using a modified Adeno virus. They report human application is many years away but this is an important first step.  Click "Read More" to follow the link to the original article.

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31 May
KoKo the Dog Eats Phonak Hearing Aid - The Results

KoKo the Dog Eats Phonak Hearing Aid - The Results

KoKo did not digest all of the hearing aid, simply chewed most of it into small pieces.

He did however ingest the battery which was some trial for the owners to confirm!

It is always a good policy to insure your hearing aids!

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06 May
Siemens touchControl

Siemens touchControl

Imagine being able to discretely adjust your hearing aids by just using the touch screen on your Smart Phone! You can now easily select your preferred listening program, adjust the volume, adjust the bass and treble, mute the hearing instruments and also control the microphone pattern.

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