Jon Stoddard

  1. From Ronald Reagan's Hearing Aid to Cyborg Ears for Baby Boomers

    By Caroline Winter This September marked a peculiar anniversary: It’s now been 30 years since Ronald Reagan got fitted for a hearing aid in the Oval Office. Not unlike Katie Couric’s live colonoscopy 17 years later, Reagan’s fitting was a watershed moment for hearing loss—and for the aural device market. ”The industry in the U.S. doubled over the following year,” says Jerry...
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  2. A substance called d-methionine can prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

    A substance called d-methionine can prevent noise-induced hearing loss.   This is a preventative measure, not restorative, but pharmacologists have essentially identified a substance that that's an urban construction worker's dream come true – pills to protect your ears from the acoustic torment of a jackhammer. The medicine so far has shown promising results in protecting against hearing loss for cancer...
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  3. FDA and Sec. 801.420 Hearing aid devices; professional and patient labeling.

    TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUBCHAPTER H--MEDICAL DEVICES PART 801 -- LABELING Subpart H--Special Requirements for Specific Devices Sec. 801.420 Hearing aid devices; professional and patient labeling. (a)Definitions for the purposes of this section and 801.421. (1)Hearing aid means any wearable instrument or device designed for, offered for the...
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  4. Century Hearing Aids Now Offering the Newest Hearing Aids RIC or Receiver in the Canal Digital Hearing Aids and a “Do-It-Your-Self” Programming System

    Century Hearing Aids Offering the Newest Hearing Aids RIC or Receiver in the Canal Digital Hearing Aids and a “Do-It-Your-Self” Programming System   Tucson, Arizona, Sept 25, 2013: You can program the newest hearing aid technology from home! Century Hearing Aids, a leading online supplier of digital hearing aids, offers Receiver in the Canals, the newest hearing aid technology. And...
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  5. Open Fit Hearing Aids with Directional Microphones

    This is an article on the effectiveness of directional microphones and noise reduction.  Most older hearing aids have only an omnidirectional microphone. An omnidirectional microphone amplifies sounds equally from all directions. In contrast, a directional microphone amplifies sounds from in front more than sounds from other directions. This means that sounds originating from the direction the listener is facing are...
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  6. Obamacare and Hearing Aids - Fast Facts

    Fact 1: The controversial 2.3% excise tax on medical devices goes into effect on 2013. The "ObamaCare" 2013 tax doesn't include hearing aids or corrective lenses, but does include devices like defibrillators, pacemakers, artificial joints and others. Fact 2: Hearing aids are not required to be covered. The PPACA expands coverage to many things, but hearing aids are not part...
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  7. What Hearing Loss Sounds Like

    Ever wondered what hearing loss sounds like to the Hearing Impaired? Listen for the change in Fred's, Wilma's, Betty and Barney's voices and watch the Red Line to see/hear the difference between Normal, Mild, Moderate and Severe Hearing Loss. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD5E88fFnxE&feature=youtu.be This video was created by the House Research Institute
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  8. Stem Cells Research and the end of Hearing Aids?

    A team of scientists from Sheffield University have partially restored the hearing of deaf gerbils with injections created from human embryonic stem cells. The Sheffield team, lead by Dr Marcelo Rivolta, saw the gerbil’s hearing improving by an average of 46% – with the improvement taking place over four weeks from the injections. Rivolta said, “We developed a method to drive human embryonic...
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  9. Hearing Aids Using Bluetooth... What is it? Do you need it?

    Hearing Aids Using Bluetooth.......Bluetooth technology or (Bluetooth hearing aids) is a wireless option - an extra technology- something you wear around your neck or attach to your belt - for connecting and exchanging information between mobile phones and receivers. With Bluetooth technology, information is sent and received by an electronic device (neck loop or belt) with a matching personal identification...
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  10. What is High Frequency Hearing Loss?

    High frequency hearing loss, often referred to as "age related" hearing loss, is the most common form of hearing loss.  It's symptoms include: * not understanding speech in the presence of background noise * hearing the words, but not always understanding what people are saying * understanding men's voices more easily than women and children's voices * ringing in the...
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