Category: Inside Hearing

Inside Hearing


The Dilemma of July: Tinnitus at the Lake or Hyperacusis in Bloomsbury?

Tinnitus at the Lake is organized for June 30 and July 1 in the picturesque Herrsching near Munich in Germany by the Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI). On the other hand, the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia (ICHM) is planned for July 1-2 at Birkbeck College, London’s Bloomsbury.

Industry News


Bose Exiting Hearing Aid Market; Pares Health Division

Bose is exiting the hearing aid market, according to an article in Tuesday’s "Boston Globe." The Bose SoundControl hearing aid was the first FDA-cleared self-fitting hearing aid for mild-to-moderate hearing losses, and helped define this distinct class of devices. It's possible the technology will be licensed or sold to another company.



CSD Launches ASL-Based COVID-19 Hotline in Austin, TX

This hotline gives the approximately 4 million Texans who are deaf or hard of hearing access to the latest coronavirus health information and guidelines in their native language, ASL. The hotline is available online at CSD's Austin COVID Information website or through videophone.

Legislation, Regulation


ASL in New Jersey Schools

An article in the New Jersey newspaper, “The Record,” spotlights the prominence of American Sign Language (ASL) in the state's schools, after a 2015 bill allowed high schools to categorize it as a world language. Students are required to take five credits in order to graduate.



How Do Humans Perceive Music, Sounds?

When we hear a song that we already know, we can identify it even if it is not an exact version of the original. If it sounds higher or lower, faster or slower, or if the instruments are different from the known version, humans can identify it even if there are these superficial changes to the melody.



Lou Ferrigno to Open ACI Alliance Cochlear Implant Conference, May 18-19

Last year, Ferrigno spoke with ACI Alliance Executive Director Donna Sorkin about his experience since receiving a CI (see video in story), sharing his perspectives about overcoming challenges throughout his life. During the Opening Session of CI2022 DC they will continue that conversation.