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A Push-of-a-Button Hearing Screener

May 5, 2014 10:11 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, today introduced its next generation OAE Hearing Screener, a fast, objective pediatric hearing testing device that can be administered...

Meaghan’s Minute: Long-Life Hearing Aid Batteries

May 2, 2014 12:18 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Memory Protection Devices, Inc. | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, VARTA Microbattery has developed new hearing aid batteries with unprecedented lifespans that allow for high-power uses, like audio streaming. More than 150 researchers...

FDA Approves First-of-a-Kind Sleep Apnea Implant

May 1, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sleep deprived Americans have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems: a first-of-kind device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current. The Food and Drug Administration approved the... 

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Adjustable, Comfortable, Breathable

April 30, 2014 2:33 pm | by Chris Vasta, VP, & Megan Kelly, Digital Marketing Associate, The CPAP Shop | Articles | Comments

As a company that has become known as one of the leading retailers for CPAP equipment since 2003, we have come to expect high-quality products from ResMed that almost always result in satisfied patients. Their newest mask release, called...

Two Breath Compounds Could Be Associated with Larynx Cancer

April 28, 2014 12:30 pm | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

Researchers at the Rey Juan Carlos University and the Alcorcón Hospital (Madrid) have compared the volatile substances exhaled by eleven people with cancer of larynx, with those of another twenty healthy people. The results show that the...

AventaMed Wins MedTech Idol at IN3 Dublin

April 28, 2014 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RCT Ventures announced that AventaMed is the winner of the MedTech Idol competition at Informa's IN³ Medical Device 360° Dublin 2014. Unlike those that have preceded it, MedTech Idol is a venture competition that allows the audience to choose...

Gene Therapy May Boost Cochlear Implants

April 23, 2014 3:37 pm | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing. The approach reported Wednesday...

Empowering the Disabled with Technology

April 23, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jessica Fujimori, MIT News Office | News | Comments

From Boston to Bangalore, MIT senior Priyanka Saha uses technology to empower people with disabilities. For as long as she can remember, Priyanka has been fascinated by the complex workings of life. “When I was really little, maybe 4, I remember...

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FDA Approval of Waterproof Cochlear Implant System

April 21, 2014 10:53 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Aqua+ accessory, the only waterproof behind-the-ear solution for cochlear implant recipients on...

Top Ten (+1) Disposables Outsourcing Vendor Tips that Save Money

April 17, 2014 3:40 pm | by Donald J. Dobert, President, ATL Medical-Pharmaceutical | ATL (Ad Tape & Label) | Blogs | Comments

Follow these eleven tips. They will save you heartache, frustration, and money. 1. Clearly define your needs and the function of the product. Your vendor may be able to suggest cost efficient ways to improve product quality and lower unit...

Researchers Transplant Regenerated Esophagus

April 15, 2014 11:58 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

Tissue engineering has been used to construct natural oesophagi, which in combination with bone marrow stem cells have been safely and effectively transplanted in rats. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows that the transplanted...

Student Inventors Win More than $71,000 at Bench-to-Bedside Competition

April 14, 2014 1:46 pm | by University of Utah Health Sciences | News | Comments

University of Utah students competing in the Center for Medical Innovation’s Annual Bench-to-Bedside Competition were awarded nearly $72,000 in prize money on April 9 at the Utah State Capitol. Twelve student teams garnered top honors from a field...

Studies Show Lab-Grown Body Parts Working Well

April 11, 2014 11:28 am | by Malcolm Ritter and Maria Cheng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy...

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Photos of the Day: Body Parts from the Lab

April 11, 2014 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy...

Bxtel Releases iPhone Tinnitus App

April 10, 2014 3:41 pm | by Bxtel | News | Comments

Bxtel LLC, maker of healthcare mobile apps, has announced the release of its tinnitus treatment app, Serene Ears. Tinnitus is most often an annoying ringing sensation that affects the hearing of up to 80% of all adults. Serene Ears soothes...

High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

April 8, 2014 3:59 pm | by Frank Eltman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can't see or hear, could do none of that a year ago. The 40-year...

Seventh Grade Hearing Patient Raises $18,000 to Buy Hearing Aids for Other Young People

April 8, 2014 3:23 pm | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

Thirteen-year-old Eliza Peters owes her hearing to ear surgeries and hearing aids she received at Loyola University Medical Center. Now, Eliza is paying back by raising money for other children who need hearing aids, but cannot afford them...

App Tackles Problem of ‘Glue Ear’ in Children

April 7, 2014 11:59 am | by Aston University | News | Comments

The main cause of temporary childhood deafness in young children is ‘glue ear’, which is prevalent during colder months. Known medically as otitis media with effusion, ‘glue ear’ is associated with a build-up of fluid in the middle ear. Around one...

iHear Medical Shatters Crowdfunding Goal with Innovative Web-Enabled Hearing Aid

April 3, 2014 9:58 am | by iHear Medical | News | Comments

iHear Medical today announced that it has shattered its Indiegogo crowdfunding goal three-fold with over 900 backers pre-ordering the world's first Web-enabled hearing aid. iHear products are available directly to consumers and can be ordered...

Speechvive Completes Funding to Move Speech Aid for Parkinson's Patients to the Public

April 2, 2014 12:24 pm | by Research Park News | News | Comments

SpeechVive Inc. announced Wednesday (April 2) the completion of nearly $700,000 in funding to move a speech aid innovation for people with Parkinson's disease to the public.Ambassador Enterprises, an Indiana-based for-profit philanthropic...

Covidien Endoscopic Ablation Therapy Effective in Treating Barrett’s Esophagus

March 26, 2014 11:07 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

An innovative Covidien technology is effective at treating Barrett’s esophagus (a precancerous condition of the esophagus), according to a clinical study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The March 25 JAMA publication announced results from the SURF Trial ...

Invisible Hearing Aid Raises over $100K

March 24, 2014 11:25 am | by iHear Medical | News | Comments

Only about 22 percent of people with hearing loss have a solution for their impairment, compared to over 95 percent for those with vision problems. iHear Medical Inc.--a medical device startup based in Northern California--is looking to change that.

MRI Magnetic Fields Diagnose and Treat Balance Disorders and Dizziness

March 20, 2014 11:30 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Expanding on earlier research, Johns Hopkins researchers report that people with balance disorders or dizziness traceable to an inner-ear disturbance show distinctive abnormal eye movements when the affected ear is exposed to the strong...

Harnessing Everyday Motion to Power Mobile Devices

March 17, 2014 10:59 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Rather than plugging it into the wall, you become the power source. Researchers at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition...

Photos of the Day: Body-Powered Devices

March 17, 2014 10:57 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Zhong Lin Wang, Ph.D., and his team have set out to transform the way we look at mechanical energy. Conventional energy sources have so far relied on century-old science that requires scattered, costly power plants and a grid to distribute...

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