A new research article by the journal JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery showed that even though the total population of 20-69 year olds grew by 20 million, the total number of people (in that age group) with hearing loss actually declined!
Every few years all graduate programs in communication sciences and disorders undergo re-accreditation review and site visit. On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, UNC School of Medicine, will host an accreditation site visit conducted by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. This is a public meeting open to patients, faculty, administrators, students, community professionals, and members of the general public, who are invited to share their experiences regarding our graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Public input may be provided through written comments (see below) or by meeting in person with the site visit team at the date and time below.
Yoga is a popular way to stay in shape and practice full body mindfulness. Don't let hearing loss be a barrier to your practice!
Real Ear Verification allows for detailed fine tuning of one’s hearing instruments. We take into account the results of one’s hearing test and the individual acoustics of the ear canal. This measurement is objective, which means there is no guess work.
This poignant 7 minute video follows three adults with hearing loss as they share their experiences and challenges.
This article by The Atlantic Monthly explores the history of hearing aid technology - including the sale of artificial eardrums!
Though some may argue mathematics, music is truly the universal language. Research from Johns Hopkins University and University of Kansas suggest that music can serve as medicine for the mind. In fact, music can improve working memory, organization skills, and even stress levels! Yet as we age, it is not uncommon for music appreciation to decline to due poor hearing.
Hearing loss and tinnitus are two of the top health problems facing today's veterans. But how to you both protect a soldier's hearing and allow them to effectively communicate with their fellow soldiers? Check out this excellent podcast to hear what kind of technology the military is exploring to protect the ears of service men and women.
After years of struggling with hearing loss, Shark Tank star and multimillionaire, Daymond John now benefits from high tech hearing technology that allow him to interface with his smart phone.
As more Americans search for hearing solutions, many are turning to the internet. While not regulated by the FDA, Personal Sound Amplifying Products or PSAPs may provide interim support for those with mild hearing loss who are not yet hearing aid candidates. At the UNC HCC, we recommend that patients who purchase PSAPs have their devices verified using real-ear measurements to make sure that they are safe and effective.
Audiology Doctoral students from North Carolina visited our state capitol to speak with senators and legislators regarding the profession and policies that affect the patients and families we serve. We are so proud of our young leaders!
"The United States is approaching a tipping point in terms of hearing loss and how it is treated under current policy. In recent years, science has discovered an increasingly pronounced association between a decline in cognition and hearing loss, yet this is not regarded with the same urgency as many other conditions."
Dr. Stephanie Sjoblad, Audiologist, to Speak at the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults Workshop at end of June
Stephanie Sjoblad, Doctor of Audiology, Associate Professor and Clinic Director for the UNC-Hearing and Communication Center faculty practice for the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill has been invited to speak at the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults workshop on June 30, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
This informative article discusses tinnitus causes, symptoms, and coping strategies.
An interesting read about the benefits of addressing hearing loss.
The Supreme Court has installed a hearing loop system to assist hearing aid wearers at court proceedings.