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A Story About a Boy's Hearing Loss

Apr 24 2014

HLAA Board of Trustees member and author, Katherine Bouton, writes about Alex Justh and how his parents finally got his hearing loss diagnosed at age two. Like most newborns in the United States, Alex had a hearing test at birth. He failed but his parents were told not to worry.

Read Bouton's article, "A Son's Deafness Prompts a Scientific Journey" in the New York Times here

M-Enabling Summit Registration

Apr 1 2014

Join the M-Enabling Summit, June 9-10, in Washington, DC for the most innovative event dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities. This year's Summit presents two content-filled days with educational and networking opportunities. Gain insight on how accessible mobile applications and services transform customer relations in both the private and public sectors.

MIT Researchers Find Insights into Better Hearing

Mar 31 2014

Even in a crowded room full of background noise, the human ear is remarkably adept at tuning in to a single voice—a feat that has proved remarkably difficult for computers to match. A new analysis of the underlying mechanisms, conducted by researchers at MIT, has provided insights that could ultimately lead to better machine hearing, and perhaps to better hearing aids as well. 

Bluetooth and Hearing Aid Technology Advances

Mar 18 2014

Andy Bopp, executive director of the Hearing Industries Association, announced the joint press release from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) announcing a Memo of Understanding related to the development of a standard for new hearing aids. See the release for more details.

Toddler Hears for the First Time with Brainstem Implant

Mar 7 2014

Toddler Hears for the First Time with Brainstem Implant
This is not the usual story about an implant.

At a hospital in Boston, sound registered in Alex Frederick's brain for the first time.

Alex, just 17 months old at the time, is deaf, but a device, not yet approved in the United States for children, is helping to change that. It was implanted directly into his brain.

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