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Respiratory System Discovery Could Help Kid’s Hearing

Bacteria found in children’s upper respiratory systems could help fight chronic middle ear infections, the leading cause of preventable hearing loss and deafness in Indigenous communities, according to an article posted on the University of Queensland website.

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Expanding Access to Hearing Care

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published the 'World Report on Hearing' complete with a multi-faceted strategy for increasing access to hearing healthcare. HR interviews Amyn Amlani regarding his opinions on matters such as Medicare and financing options.

Qualcomm Technologies and Jacoti Partner on Wireless Earbuds

Jacoti’s technology comes with a self-administered hearing test that prompts various tones and frequencies, to establish volume thresholds for the user’s level of hearing. Two audiograms are then created, tailored specifically to the user’s right and left ears, acting as the user’s individual hearing prescription based on their level of individual hearing, according to the company’s announcement.

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Cochlear Launches ‘Hearing 20/20’ Campaign

According to Cochlear, the campaign is supported by 10 hearing health nonprofit and industry partners, and establishes a simple, common metric—defined as 20 decibels in each ear—to help simplify the ongoing conversation and actions related to monitoring hearing health and treating hearing loss, especially among adults 55 years of age and older.

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What Is “Normal Hearing” for Older Adults and Can “Normal-hearing Older Adults” Benefit from Hearing Care Intervention?

Researcher and author Larry Humes, PhD, points out that large-scale studies have identified self-reported hearing difficulties as one of the strongest predictors of hearing aid uptake and use. He says this further reinforces the need for the older consumer and the hearing care professional to quantify the severity of hearing difficulties above and beyond those captured by the pure-tone audiogram.

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