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.