Month: September 2012

Leptin Deficiencies Linked to Hearing and Vision Loss

Leptin, which is commonly referred to as the “fat hormone,” is typically associated with telling the brain when to eat. Now, researchers at The University of Akron (UA) and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) believe that Leptin may also play a role in human sensory systems, particularly hearing and vision.

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Research: Children with Dyslexia Can Benefit from FM Hearing Systems

For children with dyslexia, FM systems not only allow them to hear better while the device is in use, but it also can mean long-term improvement in phonological awareness and reading skills, even beyond the use of the device, according to a recent study published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Oticon Medical Convenes Patient Advocacy Summit

Oticon Medical recently convened a Patient Advocacy Summit at the company’s Somerset, NJ, headquarters to explore ways to increase social media, networking, support groups, and other means of disseminating information to better meet the needs of people with conductive and mixed hearing loss and single-sided deafness.

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