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Six tips for flying with hearing aids

Flying on planes is something almost everyone has to do, especially if you have family and friends in other parts of the world. Whether you're taking a vacation or flying for business, it's important to know how your hearing aids factor into your experience. Flying on planes is something almost everyone has to do, especially…
Audiology-News-Feature

Hearing loss linked to delinquency in pre-teen Pacific kids

An ethnically-based study by New Zealand researchers has related hearing impairment with moderate delinquency, underlining the serious social and economic impact of hearing disability on individuals and families. The study looked at nearly one thousand Pacific 11-year-olds living in New Zealand, testing their hearing in a school setting, and having them complete multidisciplinary questionnaires which…
Audiology-News-Feature

The sex is in the spirals – the cochlea tells the difference in forensics breakthrough

The human cochlea is sex-typed from an early post-natal age - this is the startling and welcome finding of a study that has delivered the first reliable method for sex determination, even in child skeletons and cases with missing or degraded DNA molecules. Until now, it has been impossible to determine the sex of a…
Audiology-News-Feature

New regional ENT plan for the Pacific

Australian and New Zealand ENT and Audiology experts have been meeting this spring with their counterparts from 6 Pacific Islands to help develop a plan to tackle an alarming regional shortage in hearing health equipment and workforce. March and April meetings in Nadi, Fiji, were convened by PENTAG, the 3rd Pacific Ear, Nose, Throat and Audiology…
Android-Feature

Google empowers hearing loss sufferers through new Android features

Google has launched two new features for Android phones destined to make life easier for hearing-impaired users. The Google Play Store is now offering Android phone users two innovative software functions: Sound Amplifier, which filters and enhances sounds, increasing quiet sounds without raising louder sounds; and a Beta version of Live Transcribe, which picks up speech through…

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