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Can You Reverse Hearing Loss?

Jan 9 2015

Can You Really Reverse Hearing Loss? Drugmakers Try Gene Therapy
By Simeon Bennett - Bloomberg

Drugmakers have a slew of treatments for afflictions related to sex and drugs. Now they may have one for rock ’n’ roll.

Job Opening – AmeriCorps: Financial Stability Project Coordinator

Dec 22 2014


This position is for an individual with a disability.
The Washington Access Fund is collaborating with local, state, and national partners to provide financial stability and capability services to people with disabilities.  Helping people with disabilities understand their financial situation and giving them the tools to improve it is their goal.  They offer a unique opportunity for cutting edge work with a small but dedicated staff.

Potential to Restore Hearing?

Dec 1 2014

The University of Michigan’s Michigan Today (November 24, 2014) publication has an article about scientists who are restoring the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears.

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CMS Final Rules Cover the Cost of Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices

Nov 15 2014

October 31, 2014: The Centers for Medicare and  Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that codifies the Medicare policy guidance when a device is not subject to the hearing aid exclusion. The rule finalizes that certain auditory implants, including cochlear implants, brain stem implants, and osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implants, do not meet the definition of hearing aids that are excluded from coverage.