Oticon launched a new technology to relieve tinnitus

Oticon has upgraded its portfolio of OPN hearing aids with the launch of Tinnitus SoundSupport™, a new technology that will provide relief to those with tinnitus. “We want to help change the perception that when people have tinnitus there’s nothing they can do,” said Gitte Maj Schrøder, Product Manager at Oticon. “With these new improvements…

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Aging and difficulty filtering out background noise

A recently released study by the Nature Communications Journal has shown that speech comprehension decreases during healthy aging, due to the changes in neural modulation in the listening brain.   These age-related listening and comprehension difficulties are present especially in environments with a lot of background noise, as well as when speech is fast. They…

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Noise pollution may lead to dementia

Research suggests that the noise pollution caused by living in close proximity to a busy city road can affect one’s hearing and could possibly lead to dementia. Now, before people go running for the suburbs or beyond, the study says “close proximity” is 50 meters, or 164 feet. So while the situation in one’s home…

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Impressions from AudiologyNOW! 2017

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) annual conference in Indianapolis.  AAA is something most audiologists look forward to all year: an opportunity to see what new products the manufacturers and vendors are releasing, a place to get continuing education for the year, and a chance to reconnect…

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