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Soundhawk: Not Your Grandma's Hearing Aid

July 9, 2014 10:30 am | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

Mike Kisch, president and CEO of Soundhawk Corp., discusses the company's app-enabled hearing aid with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."                      

New Smartphone App Offers Easy and Inexpensive Solution for Hearing Screening

July 8, 2014 9:57 am | by University of Pretoria | News | Comments

An article published in the International Journal of Audiology on 7 July 2014 reports on an...

Collaboration Enables Remote Monitoring of Sleep Apnea

June 26, 2014 9:43 am | by Telenor Connexion | News | Comments

In Europe, approximately 2 to 5 % of the population suffer from sleep apnea. The disorder is...

Study to Test Possible Oral Cancer Detection Tool

June 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Department of Otolaryngology...

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Smiths Medical Launches Tracheostomy Tubes for Neonates and Pediatric Patients in Europe

June 17, 2014 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today that its Portex Bivona FlexTend TTS tracheostomy tubes will now be included in the company’s standard product offering for European countries. The Bivona FlexTend...

FDA Clearance for Newest Model of WatchPAT Device

June 9, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Itamar Medical reported that the new and upgraded model of the WatchPAT, Itamar Medical's leading sleep apnea diagnostic device, has been cleared by the FDA. The FDA clearance came earlier than anticipated, and was announced at the Annual...

Creation of the First Human-Voice Simulator

May 27, 2014 10:04 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) | News | Comments

The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, a partner centre of the UPC and the Government of Catalonia, and the Media Technology research group of La Salle R&D are participating in the European Union–funded project...

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CHEO Doctor Wins National Award for Mobile Health Innovation

May 22, 2014 3:24 pm | by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute | News | Comments

Local pediatric surgeon and entrepreneur Dr. Matthew Bromwich accepted the "TELUS Award for mHealth Innovation" at the 29th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala tonight. He accepted the award on behalf of a team effort to develop and...

Nasal Spray May Soon Replace the Pill

May 22, 2014 9:26 am | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Every time we have an infection or a headache and take a pill, we get a lot more drugs than our body actually needs. The reason is that only a fraction of the drugs in a pill reaches the right places in the body; the rest never reaches its...

Implantable Device Treats Central Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure Patients

May 19, 2014 11:25 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

A novel device implanted under the skin like a pacemaker successfully treats central sleep apnea (CSA) in heart failure patients, according to research presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece...

6 Hidden Factors that Drive Commercially Successful mHealth App Publishing

May 15, 2014 10:26 am | by research2guidance | News | Comments

There are above the line factors that contribute to successful mHealth app publishing. These include getting featured on an app store, great design, usability and functionality of an app and highly visible advertisement campaigns. The success...

The Pulse: Patient Records Tattoo and Monitoring Metabolism

May 14, 2014 10:29 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re getting invisible tattoos containing our health information, using glucometers to track our response to food and exercise, helping patients with sleep apnea get untroubled rest, and developing the next generation...

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Master 3D Printers to Grow Replacement Body Parts

May 9, 2014 2:58 pm | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

QUT and three of the world's leading research universities in the 3D printing of replacement body parts have joined forces to offer the world's first international masters in biofabrication whereby graduates will hold a masters degree from...

Photos of the Day: Body Parts 3D Printed by Masters

May 9, 2014 2:58 pm | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Professor Dietmar Hutmacher holds a 3D printed breast scaffold. QUT's biofabrication research is well-advanced in printing 3D custom-made scaffolds using bio-ink infused with the patient's stem cells to enable the body to grow a new breast...

A Low-Cost Device for Voice Monitoring

May 8, 2014 3:08 pm | by Politecnico di Torino | News | Comments

Functional dysphonia is the nightmare of professional singers and even more so of amateur actors, but also of teachers and call-center operators, to mention only a few of the workers exposed to the risk of vocal damage due to an excessive...

Tecnalia Launches an App to Assist the Hearing Impaired

May 8, 2014 12:15 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

Hearing the doorbell, the fire alarm or a tap that has not been properly turned off are everyday situations that can become a problem for a person who is hard of hearing. The Tecnalia Centre for Applied Research has developed a tool to pick...

Noise-Induced 'Hidden Hearing Loss' Mechanism Discovered

May 8, 2014 12:07 pm | by Acoustical Society of America (ASA) | News | Comments

Much like sun exposure, smoking, or sports-related head injuries, "hidden hearing loss" may be difficult to measure for many years—making it too late to reverse the damage by the time it becomes obvious. In modern industrialized society...

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Sleep Apnea Device Market Driven By Untreated Cases

May 8, 2014 10:16 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The worldwide sleep apnea device market has demonstrated moderate growth from $3.6 billion in 2011 to 4.2 billion in 2013, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that undiagnosed cases and new...  

New Biomarker for Esophageal Cancer

May 5, 2014 11:16 am | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center's | News | Comments

A new biomarker for esophageal cancer shows promise in improving screening for this deadly disease and its precursor, Barrett's esophagus. Amitabh Chak, MD, of University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western...

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... 

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...

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...

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