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Small clinical trial shows promise for treating rare neurodegenerative disease

Results of a small clinical trial show promise for treating a rare neurodegenerative condition that typically kills those afflicted before they reach age 20.

Medical experts at UT Physicians provide tips for healthy start to new school year

Parents can make sure their children get the new school year off to a healthy start by getting checkups for them during the summer break.

Review provides comparison of state-level Medicaid hearing aid coverage for older adult beneficiaries

Medicaid does not cover hearing aids in 22 states. Coverage varies greatly in the remaining 28 states based on the degree of hearing loss and types of benefits available.

Over-the-counter devices hold their own against costly hearing aids

Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a recent study.

Targeting risk factors throughout life stages could prevent 35% of dementia cases, study reveals

A study published in The Lancet, on July 20th 2017, reveals that 1 out of 3 dementia cases are preventable when risk factors are targeted beginning from childhood.

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

Managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, according to a report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care.

Early intervention can lead to better vocabulary in infants with hearing loss

Children with hearing loss who are diagnosed by 3 months of age and receive interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those whose diagnosis and treatment come later, according to a CU Boulder study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.

Internet-connected smart hearing aid: a life changing solution?

Oticon Opn is a hearing aid that allows connection to a smartphone and supports all the internet-enabled connectivity that you have on the internet that smart devices support. We have specifically chosen a web-based community called “If This Then That” (IFTTT) because it is a relatively very easy to use third party service that is supported by a lot of the large global device manufacturers.

Experts call for comprehensive, global initiative to combat hearing loss

A team of hearing experts at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute is calling for a comprehensive, worldwide initiative to combat hearing loss.

Scientists reveal role of cellular prion protein in development of NF2-related tumors

New research published today, 10th July 2017, online in the journal Oncogene could offer hope to the thousands of, mainly young, people affected by the hereditary condition Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2).