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Like wheelchair ramps for people with hearing difficulty.

Like wheelchair ramps for people with hearing difficulty.

Assistive Listening Systems are like wheelchair ramps for people with hearing difficulty. They provide users with a silent, wireless connection to a facility’s sound system either through earphones or the telecoils in hearing aids and cochlear or bone implant processors. The Committee for Communication Access in America conducted a survey in the U.S. to investigate […]

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Preventing hearing loss for a healthier Australia.

Preventing hearing loss for a healthier Australia.

Preventive health action is the key to achieving a healthier Australia by 2030. Australians in good health are better able to lead fulfilling and productive lives. Avoidable hearing loss and a reluctance to seek professional help when hearing is fading represent an enormous social and economic cost to Australia. Preventing hearing loss is one of […]

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CMV is a Leading Cause of Hearing Loss at Birth.

CMV is a Leading Cause of Hearing Loss at Birth.

Every year in Australia, 400 children will be born with life-long disability caused by a common virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV).  CMV is spread from person-to-person through contact with saliva, urine, tears, nasal mucus and intimate contact. Infected infants and young children, who may otherwise remain well, can easily pass this virus on to others. This […]

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NAL: Applying AI in Hearing Healthcare.

NAL: Applying AI in Hearing Healthcare.

Hearing healthcare stands at the threshold of significant change, driven by rapidly evolving capabilities of Artificial Intelligence. In traditional models of hearing healthcare, a standardised approach is commonly employed. Generic hearing aids or cochlear implants are prescribed without considering individual differences. This one-size-fits-all method often leads to less-than-ideal results, as the interventions may not adequately […]

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Hypnotised by hype? Hearing aids and dementia.

Hypnotised by hype? Hearing aids and dementia.

Hearing loss is an important component of healthy ageing. Yet, the current hype is focused on the association between hearing loss and cognition, in particular, risk of dementia. One could be forgiven for thinking it is only worth addressing hearing loss because of the risk of dementia. Is the hype justified or have we been […]

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Lowest Income groups excluded from Government program.

Lowest Income groups excluded from Government program.

Hearing loss affects communication and social engagement and limits educational and employment opportunities. Effective treatment for hearing loss is available in the form of communication training (for example, lipreading and auditory training), hearing aids and other devices. By Mohammad Nure Alam, Kompal Sinha and Piers Dawes, The Conversation But the uptake of treatment is low. […]

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