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Long-term use of over-the-counter pain relievers may be associated with increased risk of hearing loss in some women, a new study says. Women who used ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for six years or more were more likely to suffer hearing loss than those who used the pain relievers for a year or less, said researchers from Brigham and

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It’s winter, and your head is stuffed up from the cold or flu. Everything sounds muffled. If this has ever happened to you, you may have experienced conductive hearing loss, which occurs when sound can’t travel freely from the outer and middle ear to the inner ear. Other common causes include ear infections in children, or a build-up of earwax

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How can people get the most out of their appointments with a hearing care professional? What role do relatives and communication partners play? Which strategies and tips can help people with hearing loss improve communication on a daily basis? These are some of the questions addressed by a new suite of tools for people with hearing loss, which were recently

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced important steps to better support consumer access to hearing aids. The agency issued a guidance document explaining that it does not intend to enforce the requirement that individuals 18 and up receive a medical evaluation or sign a waiver prior to purchasing most hearing aids. This guidance is effective immediately. Today, the

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Oticon, industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, today announced that Oticon Opn™ captured awards in two categories in the prestigious CES 2017 Innovation Awards. The international awards program recognizes innovative design and engineering in some of the world’s most cutting-edge consumer technology products and services. Opn is the world’s first internet connected hearing aid and a groundbreaking technological

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A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear found that vestibular thresholds begin to double every 10 years above the age of 40, representing a decline in our ability to receive sensory information about motion, balance and spatial orientation. The report was published online ahead of print in  Frontiers in Neurology. “In our study, vestibular decline was clearly evident

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Bundesliga youth team player and brand ambassador for Phonak Simon Ollert is paying a visit to the Swiss Hear the World Foundation’s partner project in Santo Domingo. The foundation has teamed up with the Centro Cristiano de Servicios Médicos aid organization to invite 20 Dominican children with hearing loss to share their experiences before enjoying a game of football. Their

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 18, 2016 - The International Hearing Society (IHS) announced that the United States Senate unanimously passed H.R. 3471 on November 17, 2016. This bill, commonly referred to as IHS’ “Fit to Serve” legislation, will provide veterans with improved hearing healthcare access and quality of services by integrating hearing aid specialists into the Department of Veterans Affairs

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Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common work-related condition in the United States. Each year, an estimated 22 million U.S. workers encounter noise exposures loud enough to be potentially hazardous. In addition to damaging workers’ quality of life, occupational hearing loss can carry a high economic price to society. Topper Industrial, the leader in the material handling equipment industry, recommend

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Oticon President Gary Rosenblum joined with Oticon employees to celebrate the success of the 2016 “Hear in Pink” campaign with a $10,000 check presentation to the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC). The donation from Oticon marks the success of the company’s ninth annual campaign to support breast cancer awareness and help to raise funds for life-saving research. During September and

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