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Fall Walk4Hearing Events Announced

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing along with 2021 platinum sponsor CapTel Captioned Telephone, announce that people of all ages are invited to participate in the events and to “Hear Now. Be Well.” By being active and engaged and making hearing health a regular part of a wellness regimen, people with hearing loss can thrive. 

‘We Hear You’ Is ‘Best Film on Disability’ At Cannes

We Hear You (WHY) announced that “Miami—We Hear You” was named “Best Film on Disability” in the June 2021 Monthly Awards of the Cannes World Film Festival. As a monthly winner, the film is automatically entered in the Annual Competition for a chance to become a Grand Winner and be screened in Cannes during the festival’s annual Award Ceremony in 2022.

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Managing the Impact of Face Masks and Covers on Speech Understanding in Noise Using Hearing Aids

The use of face masks has been mandated by many governments around the world. A negative side effect has been the impact on speech understanding in noise. In this study, a group of NAL researchers examine the impact of face covers in laboratory experiments and evaluate the effect of hearing aid compensation to reduce the impact of face covers during speech communication. Methods, outcomes, and recommendations are presented

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Bipartisanship? It Could Be Possible with Telehealth

Now with the pandemic in retreat, lawmakers are considering the appropriate scope of telehealth services, reimbursement policies, and patient access. HIA’s Bridget Dobyan contends that, in a rare area of bipartansanship, US legislators could be on the threshold of a transformative time in health policy and the delivery of healthcare.

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Researchers Study Link Between COVID, Hearing Loss

“The Dallas Morning News” recently published an article that discusses research presented at the national conference of the Acoustical Society of America, on the potential link between hearing loss and COVID-19, by Colleen Le Prell. Le Prell is the Emilie and Phil Schepps Professor of Hearing Science at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Survey Shows Many Don’t Receive Tinnitus Treatment

New research from Irish medical device company, Neuromod Devices Ltd, has found that more than three quarters of people suffering from tinnitus in the United Kingdom have never received any treatment for their condition, according to an announcement on the company’s website. The poll also revealed that 67% of UK tinnitus sufferers don’t feel adequately informed about their condition.

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Technology Can Improve Health Info Access for Deaf

Early in Dr Michael McKee’s career, one of his patients, who was deaf, died from a heart attack. It led him to study how to prevent it from happening to others. That tragic event might not have happened, he said, if there had been “accessible community health education programs to allow for deaf individuals to learn ways to improve their health and to recognize common danger signs of serious health conditions.”

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