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Game-based technology to spot child hearing loss
Game-based technology to spot child hearing loss (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

This Hearing Awareness Week, Aussie start-up Sound Scouts and research partner, Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy, is reminding Australian parents to be hearing-wise – and know what hearing screening options are available for children. Currently there is no ... Read More »

Hearing aids for babies with mild loss may not help language
Hearing aids for babies with mild loss may not help language (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has raised questions about the benefits of fitting hearing aids early to babies diagnosed with mild hearing loss. The study, led by MCRI PhD student Peter Carew, showed clear benefits in ... Read More »

App will teach infants with cochlear implants to speak
App will teach infants with cochlear implants to speak (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A team of Swinburne researchers is developing an app to teach infants with cochlear implants how to speak. GetTalking is designed for infants who are born deaf and receive cochlear implants. These infants must learn how to associate the sounds ... Read More »

Forget broadband – your children need wideband
Forget broadband – your children need wideband (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research from The University of Queensland could help address one of the most common disorders in children – hearing loss in the middle ear. Associate Professor Wayne Wilson said the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences had several exciting initiatives in the field ... Read More »

Importance of universal newborn hearing screening
Importance of universal newborn hearing screening (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

The findings from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute study have demonstrated the success of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS). Researchers found that hearing loss was detected on average eight months earlier in children who had undergone UNHS, than those who ... Read More »

Two ears are better than one: double cochlear implants improve student grades
Two ears are better than one: double cochlear implants improve student grades (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One cochlear ear can give a child the gift of hearing, but a new study shows two can help them excel at school. A world-first study of deaf primary school students has revealed children with double cochlear implants performed much ... Read More »

Families’ communication choices for children with hearing loss
Families’ communication choices for children with hearing loss (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of young children who experience hearing loss are influenced by a number of external factors when deciding whether their child will use speech or sign language, or be multilingual, research from Charles Sturt University (CSU) has shown. Professor Sharynne ... Read More »

Two ears are better than one
Two ears are better than one (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hearing-impaired children fitted with a second cochlear implant (CI) early in life, have significantly better outcomes in aspects of their communication and learning. A five-year research study from the University of Melbourne shows that bilateral cochlear implantation resulted in improved ... Read More »

App a solution for kids with hearing loss
App a solution for kids with hearing loss (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An app initially developed to cut down doctors visit for one little boy could play a role in fighting one of Australia’s largest emerging public health issues. The hearing test app was developed by ECU PhD student Luke Brook for ... Read More »

Bilateral cochlear implants facilitate binaural hearing
Bilateral cochlear implants facilitate binaural hearing (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Cochlear implants — electronic devices surgically implanted in the ear to help provide a sense of sound — have been successfully used since the late 1980’s. But questions remain as to whether bilateral cochlear implants, placed in each ear rather ... Read More »

 
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