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Top Five Sleep Apnea Research Findings

March 13, 2014 8:31 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

To coincide with today's World Sleep Day, ResMed, an innovator and pioneer in developing solutions for treating sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions, highlights its pick for the top five research discoveries about...

Respicardia Receives Award For Top Cardiovascular Innovation

March 12, 2014 7:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Respicardia, Inc., a developer of implantable therapies to improve respiratory and cardiovascular health, announced that it has been awarded the Best Innovation of 2014 from Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) and CV Pipeline for...

Blind Can 'Hear' Colors and Shapes

March 10, 2014 11:00 am | by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

What if you could "hear" colors? Or shapes? These features are normally perceived visually, but using sensory substitution devices (SSDs) they can now be conveyed to the brain noninvasively through other senses. At the Center for Human Perception...

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Danish Nasal Filter Looks Promising for Allergy Sufferers

March 7, 2014 10:30 am | by Aarhus University | News | Comments

A small filter the size of a contact lens could possibly make life easier for some of the estimated 500 million people worldwide who suffer from itching, sneezing and a runny nose as soon as the pollen season starts. A clinical study from...

Clinical Trial to Test New Tinnitus Treatment Device

March 6, 2014 2:57 pm | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health are launching a clinical trial to test a device that uses nervous system stimuli to rewire parts of the brain, in hopes of significantly reducing or removing tinnitus, a persistent...

New Discovery Paves the Way for Medicine for People with Hearing Disabilities

February 28, 2014 11:36 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a biological circadian clock in the hearing organ, the cochlea. This circadian clock controls how well hearing damage may heal and opens up a new way of treating people with hearing...

Finalists Selected for Georgia Tech InVenture Prize

February 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The finalists for Georgia Tech’s sixth annual InVenture Prize competition, which will be aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., have been announced. The InVenture Prize competition is designed to encourage and support...

Implementing an Effective Hardware Platform for Hearing Aids

February 27, 2014 2:23 pm | by Christophe Waelchli, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

As with the portable consumer electronics sector, hearing aid design is subject to pressures to enhance operational performance, add new functionality, and extend battery life, while simultaneously retaining compact form factors. This constant...

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GN ReSound Launches ReSound LiNX, a Revolutionary Hearing Aid

February 25, 2014 10:54 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ReSound LiNX launches in global markets today as a revolutionary hearing aid capable of streaming high-quality stereo sound from an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without the need for an additional pendant-like device. Users can also customize...

Researchers Regenerate Sound-Sensing Cells in the Ears of Mice with Hearing Damage

February 20, 2014 2:52 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

One of the major causes of hearing loss in mammals is damage to the sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear. For years, scientists have thought that these cells are not replaced once they're lost, but new research appearing online February...

New Innovations Spur Demand for 3D Printing in Medicine

February 20, 2014 5:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As Rainbow Coral Corp. works to market and develop an innovative new 3D bioprinting system, new 3D printing innovations are generating massive new demand for the technology from patients and doctors alike in the medical industry. Just days...

Boston Scientific Esophageal Stent Gains CE Mark

February 19, 2014 10:15 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark in Europe for its WallFlex Esophageal Fully Covered Stent to treat refractory benign esophageal strictures. Benign esophageal strictures are a narrowing of the esophagus caused by scar tissue...

Teleflex launches the Rusch DispoLED Laryngoscope Handle

February 14, 2014 7:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced the launch of the Rusch® DispoLED™ Single-Use Fiber Optic Laryngoscope Handle — a cost-neutral* way to combat cross-contamination...

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Obamacare Boosts U.S. Market for Sub-Acute COPD Ventilators

February 13, 2014 3:19 pm | by IHS | News | Comments

Spurred by cost-reduction efforts under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), U.S. shipments of ventilators used for hospital patients undergoing sub-acute treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will rise by more than ...     

Photo of the Day: A Visual History of 3D Printing

February 12, 2014 11:47 am | by Computer Science Hub | News | Comments

Who knew the loud dot matrix printers of the 1980s, complete with their perforated-edge paper, would give way to sleek 3D printers that can create items ranging from weapons to medical equipment? Let’s take a look at how 3D printing works ...

Cochlear Implants — with No Exterior Hardware

February 10, 2014 12:26 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | News | Comments

Cochlear implants — medical devices that electrically stimulate the auditory nerve — have granted at least limited hearing to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who otherwise would be totally deaf. Existing versions of the device, however, require that a ...

Invisibility Cloak for Hearing Aids and Implants

February 5, 2014 11:35 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Microsystems are at the heart of portable hearing aids and implants. Now researchers are developing a miniature, low-power wireless microsystem to make these medical aids smaller, more comfortable and more efficient. People with impaired...

UCSF Team Reveals How the Brain Recognizes Speech Sounds

January 31, 2014 11:15 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

UC San Francisco researchers are reporting a detailed account of how speech sounds are identified by the human brain, offering an unprecedented insight into the basis of human language. The finding, they said, may add to our understanding...

Device Enables Faster and Safer Tracheotomies

January 31, 2014 11:01 am | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | News | Comments

Researchers at the UPM have participated in the design of a device that allows us to perform tracheotomies faster and safe being beneficial for both patients and healthcare staff. The new device, which was patented by researchers of the School...

Multiphysics Models Create New Biomedical Information

January 23, 2014 2:58 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director, R&D Magazine | Articles | Comments

Multiphysics software simulations are used by biomedical equipment developers to reliably design complex mechanisms for enhancing the human physical condition. These medical devices can include tools for treating cancers, enhancing hearing...

Manufacturing Organs

January 16, 2014 3:40 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Since 2008, eight patients have been given a new chance at life when surgeons replaced their badly damaged tracheas with man-made versions. This highly experimental technology is now moving from research labs to a manufacturing facility as...

Device Reduces Sleep Apnea Episodes by 70%

January 16, 2014 11:18 am | by UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

Implantation of a sleep apnea device called Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy can lead to significant improvements for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published today in the New England Journal...

Photos of the Day: Sleeping Soundly

January 16, 2014 11:17 am | by UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

The Inspire UAS therapy device is designed to sense breathing patterns and deliver mild stimulation to a patient’s airway muscles to keep the airway open during sleep. Patients used a “controller” to turn on the device at night, so it is...

Next Generation Procedures Tables Set New Benchmark in Efficient, Patient-Focused Design

January 6, 2014 3:56 pm | by Midmark Corporation | News | Comments

As the healthcare industry evolves and places renewed emphasis on patient-caregiver engagement, Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, recently introduced...

ENTSafety.com announces the launch of the 2014 design of the ENTSafety System for tonsil, adenoid and other throat surgeries.

January 6, 2014 1:46 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ENTSafety.com is on a mission to eliminate potentially risky and improvised surgical practices often found in throat surgeries.  While risks of mortality and morbidity in tonsillectomy and other throat surgeries are lower than for many... 

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