The charity issued the warning after its new analysis of the Department for Education’s 2018 exam results for pupils up to the age of 19. It showed that just 44% of deaf pupils achieve two A-levels or equivalent, compared to 63% of hearing pupils.
                      The PARCA-R is recommended for routine use in the UK to screen for cognitive and language developmental delay in children born preterm and can be completed by parents in 10 to 15 minutes.
                      AB 598, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), would require private health insurance companies to cover the costs of hearing aids for children.
                      The research is part of a 5-year, $9 million grant awarded from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to USF’s Global Center.
                      More recent research, published in the “Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)” and summarized in a “Forbes” article, showed a lower volume of white matter in the brains of those government employees stationed in Cuba as compared to healthy controls with no history of exposure to sonic injury.
                      In a segment on CBS News' 'Sunday Morning' show, contributor and Yahoo Finance tech critic David Pogue examines the low rate of hearing aid adoption in comparison to the percentage of people over 70 with hearing difficulties.
                      The company is bullish on the prospects of the upcoming OTC hearing device regulations from FDA, which it anticipates being issued this November and implemented in mid-2020. In his comments to investors, IntriCon CEO Mark Gorder was also optimistic that the new OTC hearing device regulations would be more liberal relative to the amount of allowable gain and for whom the devices might be intended.
                      The Minnesota Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division's (DHHSD) website—funded with $88,000 set aside by the Legislature in 2017, according to the “Tribune” article—provides information on grants, assistive technology, and training as well as American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, mentors, and support groups.
                      Researchers from the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei looked at over 16,000 men and women, and found that a new hearing loss diagnosis more than doubled dementia risk in the next 12 years.
                      This software update is said to enhances the Lantos 3D Scanning System, making it “faster and easier” to use to map the anatomy of the ear for the production of personalized hearing enhancement and protection solutions.
                      Still located at www.sensaphonics.com, the new site features a “sleek, modern design with enhanced shopping functionality,” according to the company's announcement.
                      Website visitors are invited to cast their vote for the 12 finalists who represent the “best of the best” from this year's nominations in each of four categories— Student, Adult, Advocacy, and Practitioner.
                      The proteins, described in a report published June 12 in “eLife,” may hold a key to future therapies to restore hearing in people with irreversible deafness. An article summarizing the research was published on the Johns Hopkins Medicine website.
                      According to Natus, the program will be rolled out gradually in close collaboration between local parties in markets where Otoscan is already commercially available.
                      Furey was most recently Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Spark Therapeutics, a global gene therapy developer. This appointment will be effective at the next meeting of the board of directors of the company, in September 2019.
                      Based on previous experience, which is stored in the brain in the form of learned models, people have a certain expectation about the sensory impressions evoked by a movement.
                      According to BIHIMA, the new guide will help regions across England tackle the major and growing public health challenge that unaddressed hearing loss has become.
                      Pelosi brings over 20 years of experience in audiology, specializing in the clinical fields of pediatrics, adults with complex hearing losses, clinical development, and training.
                      Livio AI was said to be chosen by a team of expert judges in the areas of business and innovation for its “technical brilliance, innovative capabilities, and ultimate positive impact.”

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                      Hearing aids continue to offer special programs for special listening needs. But just how good are these programs, and what types of preferences do hearing aid wearers have when using them? This study compares two special programs with the Universal program in Widex EVOKE hearing aids. Along with some revealing insights into fitting individual patients, the results demonstrated that both special programs performed the job they were designed to do, and the overall study shows the potential benefits of providing special programs for special listening situations and individual preferences.