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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... 

DSP-Based System-on-Chip for Hearing Health Solutions

January 6, 2014 12:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has launched the Ezairo 7100 series of integrated circuits and packaged hybrids for advanced hearing aids and hearing implant devices. With five times the processing power of previous systems, the system-on-chip (SoC) provides built-in flexibility to support evolving algorithm, wireless and system-level needs.

Surgery Beats Chemotherapy for Tongue Cancer

December 27, 2013 9:28 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive...

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Oticon Medical Receives Clearance to Market Ponto Plus Bone Anchored Sound Processors

December 18, 2013 7:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Oticon Medical has obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market Ponto Plus, the company’s newest family of bone anchored sound processors. New Ponto Plus is available in regular and power versions and is...

Tinnitus Discovery Opens Door to Possible New Treatment Avenues

December 17, 2013 12:32 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

For tens of millions of Americans, there's no such thing as the sound of silence. Instead, even in a quiet room, they hear a constant ringing, buzzing, hissing, humming or other noise in their ears that isn't real. Called tinnitus, it can be...

Gel Pillow Mask for Sleep Apnea Patients

December 12, 2013 10:03 am | by Royal Philips | News | Comments

Philips Respironics, a unit of Royal Philips, continues efforts to improve therapy options for sleep apnea patients with the industry’s first and only gel pillows mask. Philips Respironics brings the comfort and sealing power of gel to nasal pillows. Light and airy, Nuance is ...

Cochlear lands FDA clearance for Baha 4 bone conduction hearing

December 10, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Cochlear Ltd. said landed 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Baha 4 attract system, a bone conduction hearing system. The Baha uses a system of magnets to conduct sound. A sound processor attached to an external magnet transmits sounds...

Researchers Develop New Technology to Study Hearing

December 4, 2013 11:08 am | by Cynthia McKelvey, Stanford | News | Comments

Stanford researchers have received Bio-X funding to develop a tiny moving probe to study the mechanical properties of sensory cells in the ear. Their research could lead to new treatments for hearing loss, and the probe may advance other...

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Studying Hearing in a New Way

December 4, 2013 11:06 am | by Stanford University | Videos | Comments

Stanford researchers have received Bio-X funding to develop a tiny force probe to study the mechanical properties of sensory cells in the ear. Their research could lead to new treatments for hearing loss, and the force probe may enable other...

Photo of the Day: Printing the Human Body

December 3, 2013 11:00 am | by PrinterInks | News | Comments

Using modified printer cartridges and extracted cells as the basis, scientists have a discovered a way in which to print human tissue. While this amazing concept is still at an early stage, the future of bioprinting (as it’s commonly known) will...

Computer Models of Neuronal Sound Processing in the Brain Lead to Cochlear Implant Improvements

December 2, 2013 1:47 pm | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Children learning to speak depend on functional hearing. So-called cochlear implants allow deaf people to hear again by stimulating the auditory nerve directly. Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are working to overcome...

Engineering Newswire 67: Digital Lollipops Could Taste Turkey Text Messages

November 27, 2013 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re using X-ray vision, augmenting humans at Lockheed Martin, working in wastewater, and licking digital lollipops to taste turkey text messages ...          

Initial Success for New Tinnitus Treatment

November 21, 2013 10:05 am | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

UT Dallas researchers have demonstrated that treating tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, using vagus nerve stimulation-tone therapy is safe and brought significant improvement to some of the participants in a small clinical trial. Drs. Sven Vanneste...

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Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology

November 18, 2013 11:31 am | by The Ohio State University | News | Comments

Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background...

Hearing Industries Association (HIA) Applauds Introduction of Federal Legislation to Help People with Hearing Loss Get the Hearing Aids They Need

November 14, 2013 4:22 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) strongly supports the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act introduced by Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dean Heller (R-NV). This important legislation, S.1694, is a significant step in ensuring that...

11 Patents for New Sleep Apnea Implant Technology

November 8, 2013 10:46 am | by Nyxoah | News | Comments

Nyxoah, a Belgian-Israeli start-up company that develops a tiny implant for treating sleep apnea and snoring, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is issuing 11 patents for Nyxoah's ...     

Hearing Through Sight

November 7, 2013 10:51 am | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | News | Comments

Cochlear implants allow adults who have become profoundly deaf to recover the ability to understand speech. However, recovery differs between individuals. Activating the visual regions of the brain has proved essential to the satisfactory recovery of ...

Mobile + Apps = Healthcare Future

October 31, 2013 3:57 pm | by IMS Health | News | Comments

This infographic offers highlights of a study that looks at the current state of consumer mobile apps in healthcare—the range of apps available and their functionality, the barriers that exist to their broad use, and what is needed to move apps to a more significant role in improved and cost-effective healthcare systems.

Ear Infection Diagnosis with a Smartphone

October 28, 2013 12:10 pm | by American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

A new, smartphone-enabled otoscope provides clear, transmittable images of the ear drum, or tympanic membrane, which someday may allow for ear infection diagnosis without a visit to the doctor's office, according to an abstract presented...

5-Year Follow-Up of World's First Regenerated Trachea Transplant

October 23, 2013 2:09 pm | by Harvard Bioscience | News | Comments

Harvard Bioscience, Inc. and Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology jointly announce that five years after a 30-year-old woman was implanted with the world's first tissue-engineered trachea grown in a bioreactor she lives complication-free, according to ...

A Laboratory for All (Cleaning) Situations

October 21, 2013 4:37 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When it comes to cleanliness, we tend to think of "dust bunnies" cheerfully frolicking through the home, or perhaps of a vacuum cleaner designed to put an end to their merriment. But cleanliness is a topic of concern for automobile technicians, dental ...

Sonova Group Adopts Audio Precision APx511 Audio Analyzer for Worldwide Production Test of Hearing Devices

October 16, 2013 3:19 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, today announced a major customer win in the hearing health care industry.Citing the need for a reliable provider of fast, high quality production test equipment at a reasonable cost, Sonova...

World’s First 'Made for iPhone' Hearing Aid

October 16, 2013 12:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

GN ReSound announces ReSound LiNX, an entirely new premium hearing aid, taking Surround Sound by ReSound to an unprecedented level and further expanding its lead in connectivity. GN ReSound’s unique third generation 2.4 GHz wireless technology...

Bringing the Incredible Bionic Man to Life

October 11, 2013 2:59 pm | by Smithsonian Channel | Videos | Comments

Rich Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Co. and the lead roboticist on the project, and James Pope race against the clock as they assemble the Bionic Man. The device parts hail from 17 manufacturers around the world. The Bionic Man...

Photos of the Day: The 'Bionic Man'

October 11, 2013 2:45 pm | by CBSNews24x7 | News | Comments

The artificial "man" is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called "The Incredible Bionic Man," it chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts...  

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